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Ossatron in Canada

Posted by Martha B. on 7/29/99 at 00:00 (009230)

I have an appt. in Toronto in Sept. and can hardly wait.It is a sad state of affairs that we in the U.S. have to go where socialized medicine is, in order to get help.I guess Ossatron isn't filling the FDA's pocket with enough $$$$$ to get them on the ball.Don't get me wrong-I certainly dont believe in pay offs-guess I'm just venting.
Jenn has been so kind to keep all of us informed-I'll try to do likewise.

Re: Ossatron in Canada

wendy2 on 7/29/99 at 00:00 (009233)

Things are not all well with our health care system. My doctor requested nerve conduction testing for me back in June, I was advised the wait is 3 to 4 months. I know someone else who is waiting till December for an MRI and it takes at least 3 to 4 months to get in to any kind of specialist. Our doctors are so underpaid - all the good ones are packing up and moving to the U.S.A.



Re: Ossatron in Canada,and the health system

Mohez on 7/29/99 at 00:00 (009243)

Wendy2 is correctamoondo. My sister graduated from her residence program at
The hosp for sick kids in TO and close to half her class have taken up
positions in the US of A. No billing cap and much more money not too mentioned
better weather in some of the states.

Re: Ossatron in Canada

MarthaB. on 7/29/99 at 00:00 (009252)

Okay-goes to show you that things are not always what they seem.There is always 2 sides to a story.

Re: Ossatron in Canada

Jo-Anne on 8/05/99 at 09:55 (009480)

Is your health insurance paying for this, or is it out of pocket?

Re: Ossatron in Canada

Martha B. on 8/05/99 at 18:09 (009490)

Due to a change in my husbands employment,we no longer have the same insurance we used to so I am not going to even turn it in.We FEEL that since this is not an FDA approved procedure yet in the US that they would turn us down anyway.We will ,of course,ask after I get up
there.Call Donna at the Sports Medicine Clinic and I'm sure she will answer your questions.$1500 for first Ossatron-$750 if you need secondand they will NOT do both feet at the same time.If I can be of any help let me know.

Re: Ossatron in Canada

wendy2 on 7/29/99 at 00:00 (009233)

Things are not all well with our health care system. My doctor requested nerve conduction testing for me back in June, I was advised the wait is 3 to 4 months. I know someone else who is waiting till December for an MRI and it takes at least 3 to 4 months to get in to any kind of specialist. Our doctors are so underpaid - all the good ones are packing up and moving to the U.S.A.



Re: Ossatron in Canada,and the health system

Mohez on 7/29/99 at 00:00 (009243)

Wendy2 is correctamoondo. My sister graduated from her residence program at
The hosp for sick kids in TO and close to half her class have taken up
positions in the US of A. No billing cap and much more money not too mentioned
better weather in some of the states.

Re: Ossatron in Canada

MarthaB. on 7/29/99 at 00:00 (009252)

Okay-goes to show you that things are not always what they seem.There is always 2 sides to a story.

Re: Ossatron in Canada

Jo-Anne on 8/05/99 at 09:55 (009480)

Is your health insurance paying for this, or is it out of pocket?

Re: Ossatron in Canada

Martha B. on 8/05/99 at 18:09 (009490)

Due to a change in my husbands employment,we no longer have the same insurance we used to so I am not going to even turn it in.We FEEL that since this is not an FDA approved procedure yet in the US that they would turn us down anyway.We will ,of course,ask after I get up
there.Call Donna at the Sports Medicine Clinic and I'm sure she will answer your questions.$1500 for first Ossatron-$750 if you need secondand they will NOT do both feet at the same time.If I can be of any help let me know.