Can a doctor refuse to treat you if you owe them a 60 dollar copay?
Legally speaking. I owe my doctor 60 dollars for a copay. I went into the exam room, sat there, took a test, and then the office manager comes in and says the doctor can not come in and see you until you pay your 60 dollars. Can they legally refuse to treat me?
Suggestion by Luke
No they can get into trouble for not seeing you no matter how much you owe them by law. Reason being what you have could be life-threatening.
Edit: “Annie” contradicted “herself”!:
quote [...]“An ER cannot refuse to see you assuming it is a life and death emergency”[...]
Which is it?! o.O
(and they also ASSumed the doctor is automatically a HE!) O.o
quote [...]A doctor does not have the same requirements as an ER.”[...]
So you’re saying a doctor doesn’t work in the ER? Amazing…
(note the sarcasm)
This just in from “Quizzard”:
quote [...]“A hospital ER cannot refuse to see you based on debt or refusal to [pay, but even they are only required to treat you until you are stable and no longer in threat of life."[,,,]
Yet another contradiction, need I say more?
Reply ll to “Annie”:
quote [...]“I notice you keep changing your ID, any reason for that?”[...]
‚óŹMy point is this is not the place to call someone out in order to chat/argue.‚óŹ
quote [...]“Joy/Geneviev/Alice/whatever you are for the moment, WE are not arguing, YOU are arguing. We are trying to correct you with truth, you sit there stomping your feeties and balling up those fisties because you are embarrassed you made a mistake and argued the point.”[...]
Whatever you need to believe…
I really don’t care who’s right or wrong. The questioner can get a gist of what is the right thing to do by reading all.
Anyone’s allowed to disagree with me as long as they do so intelligently. For example: Not automatically assuming your answer doesn’t stink and everything’s black and white. ei starting out the ever-so “helpful” answer with:
‘So-and-so doesn’t know what she’s talking about.’
(That was NOT constructive).
Also, no delusional; wishful thinking about those who are tired with yours and others’ stupidity on this cesspool website ei: “feeties and fisties”.
There was nothing at all wrong (or right) with my original answer (since I did not mention hospital or ER) which was (once again):
quote: “No they can get into trouble for not seeing you no matter how much you owe them by law. Reason being what you have could be life-threatening.”
that you felt you needed to start a war over. Hence your ‘embarrassing’ claim is both extreme and retarded which is, yet another, example of the kind of low mentality I vent of around here. The average human being is an angry moron ready to jump down innocent peoples’ throats and I’m sorry to say you are average. On top of it all I suspect you’re a fellow female hater. (A doctor *must* be a male in your line of thinking).
Despite that have a nice night eating your animal-flesh dinner and BOL (best of luck) to questioneer.
The Brilliant One
Suggestion by Rob Peters
Yes. If you can’t or won’t pay what you owe they are not obligated to work for free.
Suggestion by Dustin
Yes unless it’s an emergency.
Give your answer to this question below!
what kind of doctor should I take my mother to see?
My mother is 72 with rhematoid arthritis. She will not take care of her disease, and she won’t let me take her to a doctor. She has lost the use of three of her fingers on her left hand, they are permenently closed and she can’t open them. She uses her index finger and her thumb on that hand. I am afraid her index finger will close as well. What kind of a doctor, other than a rheumatologist, would be able to operate on her hand and straighten out her fingers?
Suggestion by denise
Doctors, probably can’t straighten the joints, unless they replace the joints. You could ask her primary care doctor though, what they think.
Suggestion by Dinah
Specialist in hands, osteo-surgeon. But your first answerer is also right. I broke a finger and a osteo-surgeon specialist operated in-office. Rheumatoid, if I’m correctly informed, is a progressive arthritis. If that’s true, and your mother knows it, it could be the reason she won’t see a surgeon. She at least deserves something for the pain. There’s about a year-or-two-old drug my friend with rheumatoid arthritis discovered that finally worked for her, but I don’t know the name. A little chat with a pharmacist can tell you. It worked so well for my friend that she could walk without pain for the first time in years.
Suggestion by nickipettis
you said she “won’t let (you) take her to a doctor.”
so i don’t know why you are asking what type doctor, but…
I think you should start with either an internal medicine specialist ( to evaluate her) or a gerontologist – a doc who specializes in diseases of older people.
Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!