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January 6th, 2009 at 02:48 pm

So I went to the orthopedic surgeon today. Why do I pay 20$ for my copay at the regular doc's, and 30$ at a specialist?

A short background, 10 or 11 days ago I woke up with my left knee totally locked up, went to my regular doc last Tuesday, he sent me to the ortho doc "just to be sure".

Ortho took x-rays and seen me for all of 5 minuets, announced my knee was healthy from his side of it, and sent me back to my regular doc.

Next Tuesday is the soonest I can see him (and it will cost me another 20$ to boot). So here I sit, going stir-crazy reading about alternative heating, and waiting for Tuesday so I can go back to work.

One nice thing about all this is, I am getting alot of reading done. I have read 3 debt books, 3 investing books, 3 books about being green and one fiction that I couldn't finish.

The debt books were:
"Pay it down" by Jean Chatzky (decent book)
"How to get out of debt" by Harrine Freeman (ok but if your looking for almost any State Federal Local contact information this is your book)
"Debt Zero" by Lynnette Khalfani (so far the best one I have read this week informative and direct)

I have already returned the others so can't list them, sorry.

Anyone have any suggestions for good financial or "green living" books?

3 Responses to “Co-pays”

  1. Amber Says:

    hmmm I liked Suze O's books. A lot of people like D. Ramsey but I personally did not like his books but ?I like listening to him

  2. Koppur Says:

    I have one by David Bach called "Go Green" that I love. Tons of great ideas that save money and the environment at the same time.

    Good luck with your knee! Have you tried reiki? You might be able to find a new age store/bookstore where they offer free reiki sessions. The one I work at has one called Reiki Share on Tuesday and Thursday nights. It's free, but most people tip $2 or $3 for the session.

  3. crazyliblady Says:

    I would recommend going to a chiropractor or other healthcare professional who knows how to acupuncture. A lot of people I tell about that say, "Oh, but I hate needles." I can honestly tell you that 99% of the time, the needles don't hurt. With me, I don't even really feel it unless it is in my feet or hands where I have less muscle and fat. Even so, the tiny amount of pain I feel is worth it considering the relief I get from acupuncture. Last year, I had eczema so bad I was using steroids, but no more. It has also helped me deal with asthma, allergies, back pain, etc.

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