Why does my family doctor always ask me if I can hear OK when I go in to see him? I respond,” I guess so.” Then he proceeds to clean out any ear wax in my ears. When I see the bill, he charges me for surgery. Really? Is cleaning ear wax considered surgery? And what if I didn’t request it?
I think that some doctors are looking for more ways to increase wages. Often my visit with doctors is classified as an extended visit even if the doctor sees me for only a few minutes.
Also, there are many extra services offered now: B-12 shots, stress reliever shots, “feel good shots”, and comprehensive IV’s filled with vitamins. Is there anything else in those shots and IV’s I should know about?
I wonder if anyone else has similar visits with their doctors. All I know is that I’m not going back to my doctor who always cleans my ears. Maybe they should offer a massage while you’re in the waiting room. I would pay for that.