I've been having some pain and swelling at the base of my right thumb. So, my doctor sent me to an orthopedic group to figure out what is going on.
I spent about 2 1/2 hours there. They took x-rays, built braces (yes, plural) and had 'visits' with the doctor, physician assistant, physical therapist/brace builder, and occupational therapist. Are you getting the picture? This was VERY thorough. At the end, I have arthritis in my right thumb.
And my wallet will be $788.97 lighter. I haven't reached my deductible of $2,500 yet. Makes me a bit crazy. My premiums annually are about $6,600 + $2,500 = $9.100 before the plan kicks in to pay anything. Oh, before I forget - they negotiated the price down by $83.03. What a great job!