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This related to a question robincyn asked. Has anyone else had to make an Appt. with their Dr. for them to make an Appt. for a mammogram? Yes, I said I need an Appt. to make an Appt. to get a mammogram!! Is all about $$$$$ ??

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      Jenni0811 wrote Jun 2, 2009
    • That’s the way I do it. But I know there are clinics and even mobile units that provide mammogram services here. I wouldn’t think you need to see a physician prior to having a mammo done at one of these centers.




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      57haddreams wrote Jun 2, 2009
    • That sounds nuts unless you are under the normal Mammo age.  I’d call and get clarity from the insurance company.  If you called for one because you noticed a change...lump, discharge, etc, then they may want you to see a Doc 1st so that the get clear instructions on where to focus or maybe to rule out a fluid filled cycst or an infection.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 2, 2009
    • Well I don’t know if this counts but....
      I went to my gyn for my yearly check up and they made the appt for my mammo....
      But yeah most insurances require you to get referrals and to get that referral you gotta pay the co-pay.... and BTW the cost of my insurance is going up too....




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      Mary Clark wrote Jun 2, 2009
    • When I get mine...I just call my dr.’s office...they in return call and make my appt. or call the imaging place to give them the orders.  I call..make the appt...they send the results to my dr. THEN..I go to my surgeon to be checked by him and most of the time they do a wet reading right then.  I try to schedule mammogram and dr’s visit at the same time...with the mammo being first.  

      Whatever ya’ll are talking about.... this paying for an appt to get an appt. to get a mammogram is a crock of crap. It is just another way to get money.




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      Deanna Moon wrote Jun 2, 2009
    • If you’ve already been to the Dr’s recently for a checkup, you shouldn’t have to do 2 appts..they should be willing to just write you a prescription or referral for you to just go have the Mammogram. I tell ya, Dr’s offices are getting greedier along with the Insurance companies, for the almighty shrinking dollar...




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jun 2, 2009
    • My insurance does not require a referral from my regular MD.  So my MD placed an order in to the radiology department in the hospital and I asked of the result to be sent to both my MD and my OBGYN.  

      I would call your insurance first (member services) to clarify the requirement.  So you don’t have to pay double on co-pay and they do not need to pay double on MD bills.




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      June64 wrote Jun 4, 2009
    • It depends on which dr I go to for a physical.  With my GYN, I have to make my own mammo appt.and My GYN yells at me in a nice way, when I don’t go yearly. When I do go for a mammo, I receive in the mail my results and so does my GYN. But I have to make my own appt. with the Dianogstic Lab.  I don’t like going for the mammo.

      My internal Dr.  They won’t let you leave until they have made the mammo appt. for you.  I like this better because I take forever to make an appt. on my own.




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