Thanks Daisy Duck! I'm from the Bay Area so whenever I'm up there I feel right at home, but never set eyes on Stanford. My insurance is a pain though and they just switched to the BS I mean Blue Shield network, which they touted as an advantage "cause ya get more doctors" and I laughed til my sides hurt cause I know they are really doing it to have yet another layer of "NO" and passing the buck. Before, all I needed was a letter of medical necessity, now, with a PPO I need a pre-auth because that's what BS wants, and they aren't even my insurer just a network.
I'm convinced beyond any doubt that MS oops I mean CCVI is a rich people's disease, or it's for poor people, but workings stiffs are pretty well screwed. That's my beef and I'm stickin to it!
ummmm...my husband is Blue Shield, and Dr. Dake worked very hard to get pre-authorization for him, and he and his team did just that- even though Jeff was the first. I don't think we can call any disease a rich person's disease just yet- before checking out our own personal alternatives. It is better to light a candle than curse the dark...especially on the internet
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS