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seruzawa 02-10-2009 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by 12er (Post 204050)
I worked in medical records for 7 years. Computerizing is the way to go, cuts down on tons of paper and storage for said paper. Along with overhead of reading through charts to purge them from the system. Ive read close to a million charts in those 7 years. Also computerizing keeps the errors low as you can actually read what the Dr. typed vs the chicken scratch they are notorious for. Just the security is the main issue.

As for denying coverage it just sounds like the feds catching up to the HMO's who will kill you now to save money that you are paying them already. Biz as usual... Luckily SF has china town. My herbalist kicks azz, I only go to western doc if my arm was torn off and I needed it sewed on. Otherwise they are just legal drug pushers. Drugs that need to be synthesized to be patented for profit and have worse side effects than the disease they are meant to cure. Man those drug reps were slimy, loved the gourmet free food in the conf rooms after their visits though.

We also go to a herbalist. Doctors are only for things like pneumonia and hip replacements. I've had my gall bladder cured, my wife's stomach aches (the Dr's antacids made her much worse) and other conditions have been permanently handled going to this Chinese herbalist. He's $40 a visit and the powders usually run $40/week for a couple of weeks.

BrowningBAR 02-10-2009 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 204087)
Yeah, can you believe people wanted money to fix their houses after the hurricanes?

Here's a riot: two years in a row we went without electricity for two weeks after hurricanes. Florida Power and Light got the State Legislature to force us to pay our average bill for the time we didn't have power. Apparently the electricity monopoly just couldn't afford to lose the revenue...

I wonder if I stopped using the phone if BellSouth would get a law forcing me to pay my average phone bill.

I like how Floridian have been paying hefty insurance premiums for years without a direct hit from a hurricane and than a few hit and the issuance companies decide it is too costly to cover people. My parents’ home insurance is nearly three times my property tax and they are only cover up to 80% of the damage.

I also like how the idiots drained Lake Okeechobee and then cried drought.

Dr_Sprocket 02-10-2009 09:13 PM

This article reminds me of Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World. Scary.

12er 02-11-2009 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 204098)
We also go to a herbalist. Doctors are only for things like pneumonia and hip replacements. I've had my gall bladder cured, my wife's stomach aches (the Dr's antacids made her much worse) and other conditions have been permanently handled going to this Chinese herbalist. He's $40 a visit and the powders usually run $40/week for a couple of weeks.

Powders are the easy way to go, ours is the real sticks, twigs and sometimes bugs deal. The "tea" is so nasty I'd almost rather lick the floor of a porn theater but it works and works fast. I used to have chronic sinus infections. 2 weeks of antibiotics and they'd be gone for a month and then back again. 3 days of "tea" and I didnt get one for 2 years.

Buzglyd 02-11-2009 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by 12er (Post 204121)
Powders are the easy way to go, ours is the real sticks, twigs and sometimes bugs deal. The "tea" is so nasty I'd almost rather lick the floor of a porn theater but it works and works fast. I used to have chronic sinus infections. 2 weeks of antibiotics and they'd be gone for a month and then back again. 3 days of "tea" and I didnt get one for 2 years.

Imagine how healthy you'd be if you licked the floor of a porn theater!

SmokeU 02-11-2009 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by 12er (Post 204121)
Powders are the easy way to go, ours is the real sticks, twigs and sometimes bugs deal. The "tea" is so nasty I'd almost rather lick the floor of a porn theater but it works and works fast. I used to have chronic sinus infections. 2 weeks of antibiotics and they'd be gone for a month and then back again. 3 days of "tea" and I didnt get one for 2 years.


Maybe you don't get sick because you subconciously don't want to drink that beetle bile tea again?

seruzawa 02-11-2009 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by 12er (Post 204121)
Powders are the easy way to go, ours is the real sticks, twigs and sometimes bugs deal. The "tea" is so nasty I'd almost rather lick the floor of a porn theater but it works and works fast. I used to have chronic sinus infections. 2 weeks of antibiotics and they'd be gone for a month and then back again. 3 days of "tea" and I didnt get one for 2 years.

I hear ya. He put me on the tea treatment once when the powders didn't work. The smell would drive my entire family out of the house. And in winter that's something.

My wife had chronic stomach pains that the doctors kept prescribing stronger and stronger antacids for. A friend recommended the herbalist and he said that the problem was "not enough stomach acid" in stead of "too much". Two weeks of powders and she hasn't had a stomach ache in 6 years. God only knows what the allopaths would eventually have done.

12er 02-11-2009 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by SmokeU (Post 204128)
Maybe you don't get sick because you subconciously don't want to drink that beetle bile tea again?

Whatever the cause, I'll take it. I went to the Dr. over my right wrist about 6 years ago after it hurting for a couple years, they gave me naproxen. One pill lit me up so bad that that I felt like my innards were on fire for 12 hours. I then went to my Asian body work specialist and she massaged my forearm and really dug into the tendons. Then put an herbal wrap on it for 3 days. It still doesnt bother me...

Thousands of years of herbal study or 150 years of "western medicine?" Tough call...

12er 02-11-2009 10:47 AM

My wife bought an electric herb cooker from our herbalist for $20. We plugged that thing in out on the back porch.

SmokeU 02-11-2009 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by 12er (Post 204130)
Whatever the cause, I'll take it. I went to the Dr. over my right wrist about 6 years ago after it hurting for a couple years, they gave me naproxen. One pill lit me up so bad that that I felt like my innards were on fire for 12 hours. I then went to my Asian body work specialist and she massaged my forearm and really dug into the tendons. Then put an herbal wrap on it for 3 days. It still doesnt bother me...

Thousands of years of herbal study or 150 years of "western medicine?" Tough call...


Here in southern Minnesota we don't really have a choice of Western or herbalists.


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