notasperfectasyou wrote:Go Penguins!!!!
Ok, here's where all this gets me. I can't help but see parallels with trying to get abx. Did Jeff and Marie have to deal with health insurance coverage issues? Needing a referral? Or do you just fly out to Stanford and give them your Blue Cross card and you're in?
I thought I read somewhere that something was happening with this in Buffalo, NY. Did I imagine that?
Jeff had bad vascular headaches. He was self-referred to Dr. Dake. His insurance paid, after it was pre-approved (Blue Shield needs to preapprove the MRI and MRV) After it was found that he had jugular vein occlusion, the stent procedure was OK'd.
Jacobs Neurological institute at The State University of New York in Buffalo sent some patients to Italy to see Dr. Zamboni, but I do not know if they are testing/treating anyone themselves.
Jeff had been tested for cpn, lyme and a variety of spirochetal infections as well as antiphospholid antibodies...when those came back negative, we had to pay (since these tests were self-referred) Antibiotics and blood thinning were not indicated for him, but stent surgery was.