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Pleeb

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dermatology/slap the Dr. and others around....LOL
« on: November 25, 2014, 11:02:21 PM »
Asked Dr. for referral to dermatologist - thought face mole was changing. Maybe skin cancer, which I've had before....not a huge deal.

 Made appt today for next week (!).

 This clinic has very mixed reviews on the net:
 -they push 40 dollars a bottle over the counter cream (this is mainly a cosmetic skin clinic) - my giant hospital has no dermatology department! (anymore)  St. Michaels in Toronto.
 -the dermatologist asks patients to feel his face because he uses that cream
 -etc...etc.....some good reviews, though

 I'm suspicious of the very short waiting time to get in.....maybe they'll shunt me to the walk in clinic? (they call it something else)


 You need a Dr's referral to see a medical specialist, hence, no walk in clinic, but I guess you don't for cosmetic procedures which aren't covered by OHIP. (not my case)



 Still don't know what "bitch slap" means, but am I gonna have to bitch slap the Dr. etc. next week?  8)


 P.S. I'm seeing a different Dr than the one mentioned online.



 Peter
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Re: dermatology/slap the Dr. and others around....LOL
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 11:13:53 PM »
When I had skin cancer (the least bad kind) before, the symptom was very tiny cuts/openings on forehead that wouldn't heal....no blood, though.  I've been getting that the last few days....grrrr!  Maybe not.

I'm not Mr. Macho, but the above isn't a huge deal, doesn't hurt.

Also, the indentations on my forehead (not so noticeable) complement the hole and tear on the back of my right eyeball...... ;)  I'm not making this up.....also doesn't hurt, and also got laser treatment for that.....

Peter

Both laser treatments in Dr.'s office, not a hospital....very casual.

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 11:30:48 PM »
Hello Peter. One of the reasons some hospitals don't have a dermatology dept any more is lack of specialists in that area. It's almost impossible in my area to get an appointment to see one any more for anything less than something major.

 You were wise to make an appt as skin cancer can start out mild and worsen if not treated. (which you probably already know)Good luck with your appt. Take Care. paul m

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Re: dermatology/slap the Dr. and others around....LOL
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 12:20:50 PM »
Peter, I didn't quite understand. Are you seeing a different doctor than the one that does cosmetics for skin? A medical specialist. Is this for a second opinion? That cosmetic (doctor?) sounds fishy to me. Only trying to possibly sell you some cream or expensive product.

I had a problem when I had my sleep study. I had a very slight case of sleep apnea. The doctor wanted me to get a machine so he could make money from it. My kidney specialist told me he was glad that I didn't buy a machine. He said it wasn't needed.

If I am reading right what you said I would be careful.

Dragonfly

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 02:39:07 PM »
Hi, Paul.....I thought the reason may be something like that.  I read a long time ago that there's a shortage of neurologists too.

Dragonfly, the one I'm seeing must be a recent hire.  He's not mentioned in any of the reviews.  Like I said, the reviews are mixed, but there are some good reviews.

The other guy does sound fishy! 

https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=Dp50VM2zEeeM8Qec5YCQBQ&gws_rd=ssl#q=avantderm

Just in case, any tips on how to "bitch slap?"  ;) :-X

Peter

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2014, 11:08:33 PM »
They now have a lot more (?) dermatologists.

I got served in 5 minutes....nothing wrong with my skin.  No slapping around.....LOL.

But, their little sheet on their policies says some procedures aren't covered by OHIP, but I'm sure they are.....oh well.

Peter


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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2014, 11:21:51 PM »
Hello Peter. I'm glad that your skin is OK. In regards to what is paid for by OHIP etc, usually the docs want their fee right at the time of service. So if you didn't have to pay,you should be ok. Take Care. paul m