Dr. Cary Martens / Price gouching
I'm a healthy 32 year old mother of 2. I was seen by this OBGYN for a IUD replacement. The Dr. mentioned he would like to do some routine tests before the procedure to ensure I was healthy. The tests was a UTI test. I assured him I did't have any symptoms but, being aggreeable I said I would allow it only if it would be included in my routine care. I stated I would only be willing to pay my co-pay of 15 dollars. I was assured by the front office staff that this indeded was "pre authorized" and would be covered at 100 percent. After 2 cathiders and a room full of people watching what I thought was going to be a UTI test it turned out he was show boating for his trainees, and performed a completley unnecessary, and expensive series of diagnostic tests on my bladder. Then sent my ins company over 5, 000 dollars in bills that they paid! He then sent me a bill for ten percent claiming my insuance only covered this procedure at 90%!!! I have disputed this bitterley, not to mention I contracted the worst bladder infection ever from this procedure he did. Keep in mind I was perfectly healthy when I came in, I just wanted my birth control updated... Who helps people like me? The doctors office told me to pay or be sent to collections, my insurance company says "they pay on good faith". Who is going to stop these greedy doctors from robbing us blind? My husband is a union firefighter, fortunatley we have excellent coverage, but it seems that there are doctors/ predetors just waiting for folks like us to bill the hell out of!