Dealing with doctors’ fees when you don’t have insurance is extremely disheartening.
The copays vary on where you go and what kind of visit you’re getting billed for. If you are just in for a yearly physical, the cost of the visit tends to be notably less than it is for a general checkup or acute problem. But if you don’t know to tell the person behind the counter handling the billing, you could end up paying a lot more for your appointment than you would otherwise. That’s why I got in the habit of going over all of the financial information with the people at the front desk when I’m making medical appointments. It saves any amount of stress or frustration for either party. Some doctors only charge the bare minimum, while others do the opposite. The field of medical marijuana doctors is often the same, but more and more are starting to get the picture and only charge fair rates for their services. I’m glad that I have an excellent medical marijuana doctor who hasn’t once tried to raise his fees since I became his patient in 2018. It has been four years for us both, and I can’t imagine going with any other medical marijuana doctor unless I was forced. I hope that he stays in the medical marijuana industry, because a lot of doctors have stopped offering their services to new patients. It makes me wonder if the regulatory rules are getting to arcane for these medical marijuana doctors to deal with. The first medical marijuana doctor I tried to use attempted to scam me, so I can see why it wouldn’t be the easiest system to adapt to as a physician.