Cambridge Family Health


This blog may have come a tad late; however, I felt time from the incident was necessary to avoid irrational writing, given the situation was very infuriating.

As part of a back story, I would like to share that I have no health insurance, so in an attempt to save money I found a health clinic that charged its patients based on a sliding scale fee.  After some research, I found Cambridge Family Health to be the only one in proximity to my address.  I had had one previous appointment, at which time I had my income checked and became eligible for a 50% off discount on my visits and labwork.

On November 11th, I had an appointment to check out some chest pains I had been having for almost 2 years. Upon arrival, the receptionist informed me that my doctor visit today would be $45, not including what lab work may be done.  Perfectly understandable; how would the receptionist know what charges would be added on in the future. I agreed to the price (so far),  she took my debit card as collateral and I waited for my name to be called.

Once I entered the exam room, the nurse and I went over all the symptoms and previous action taken regarding my chest pains.  After I told him that the last EKG I’d had was over a year ago, he suggested I have another one done, and asked if I had the $25 to pay for it today.  I did so he went on to fetch the doctor. After the doctor went over my symptoms again, another nurse came in to administer the EKG. After this nurse ran the machine 5 times, she left and said, “Doctor will be back with the results.” I dressed and waited for my doctor’s return.

Fifteen or twenty minutes later, my doctor comes in, apologizes for the wait (another clinic needed some information) and went over the results with me. She drew a makeshift heart on the back of my review sheet to help explain the results; however any exams to be done that would find a definite problem would have to come from a cardiologist. So in the end, I was given a referral to a cardiologist and a prescription for a “just in case” situation, conclusively no answers. She then sent me to the check out man, which is where the point of this blog is found.

After a couple minutes of the man in front of me looking at the computer screen and saying nothing, my lack of patience asked, “So it’ll be $70 right?” The man in front of me said no. So I proceeded to inquire as to why since I was quoted $45 for the doctor visit and the nurse had told me $25 for the EKG, no labs were done so it should have come to $70.

The man in front of me told me that the nurse who told me the price of the EKG was wrong and he should not have told me that price. He began to explain the price, instead of showing me a print out or the screen. It is a plain fact that his English was not very comprehensible, so the explanation was very confusing, especially since he started with “the doctor visit was $78”. I immediately insisted that the price was wrong, after all I was quoted $45 by the woman sitting 5 feet from the man in front of me, who said nothing throughout this whole conversation to help. I then became emotional and told the man to just run my card, since I couldn’t leave without it and he was not open to reason, so I could leave.

I got home, after making a not so quiet exit, and immediately called the billing office. A woman returned my phone call at 10 minutes to 5. The woman on the phone did not quite know why the prices were not as I was told so she consulted her supervisor and was supposed to get back to me on Friday at 3pm. I never heard from her, so I called them on Saturday and left a message for someone to call me back with answers, since I had another appointment, the following Wednesday. I wanted to clear any financial issue before I returned. Monday passed and still no phone call. I then called them again and finally got to speak to someone. The supervisor got on the phone and explained everything clearly. Apparently, my doctor visit was $78, and she informed me that it was $45 but that the doctor has the ability to change it if she/he feels that the work done for the patient required a higher price.

SOOOOO, to sum up a bit, my price was changed because the doctor felt she worked more than she expected, when really she only gave me a referral and made me wait while she dealt with another office and gave me a prescription. My EKG was really $95 so half of that is $47.50 and my doctor visit was changed to cost $160, when it originally cost $90, so I paid $80 and plus my EKG fee the total came to $125 and I was left with under $30 in my bank account.

The whole experience of going to a discount health clinic is still cheaper than a regular doctor’s office, but there is no saying what the doctor will charge, since it is to their discretion.

This blog is to say BEWARE of CAMBRIDGE FAMILY HEALTH! They do not stick by their prices and to add just a bit, you can only have one thing checked out per visit.

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Looking for a Resolution…


A  fellow animal lover and myself have come across this website…

http://pets-r-us.yolasite.com/services.php

We would like to know if the website is a scam or not.  There are no credentials or contact information. But the people who are “running ” it, took time to organize a website from yolasite.com.

Just hoping to get the word out about our curiosity and hopefully get some answers from anyone who may have used this site.  Please comment and fill us in.

In addition, I would like to reassure my readers that I am not calling this website a scam, I am simply looking for information about it.

So if the website owners do stumble upon this blog, I apologize for any negative activity I may have caused (maybe you can clear it up).

Photography Job Scam on Craigslist!!!


So I graduated from UNLV in December and wanted to start my career in photography with some small stuff to build me resume.

I went job hunting on craigslist and found a great job!!!

The link to the job looked like this:

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/csr/1570440769.html

So beware. It think it’s sad that the last two blogs have been about assholes!

She is good though. Sara Russell, is the name she goes by, and she sends you a link for a credit report and thats how she gets your info. So don’t be fooled!

Here is the copy of her email, so that my readers don’t think all my blogs are a bunch of bull.

Bravework Staffing Agency is what she calls her “business for 11 years”

I’m telling you, these people are taking over the internet!

RE: Preschool Photographers‏
From: Sonja Corliss
Sent: Tue 1/26/10 11:17 PM
To: srussell@braveworkstaffing.com
Hello Sara,

I got a hold of my credit report and score and copy pasted it to a word document just because I do not have a printer at home with ink in it.  If you could just let me know where I can meet you Thursday morning, I will be happy to arrive!

-Sonja

> From: srussell@braveworkstaffing.com
> To: Sonja Corliss
> Subject: RE: Preschool Photographers
> Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 21:00:11 -0800
>
> Hello Sonja,
>
> It is great to hear back from you so quickly, the promptness is greatly appreciated.
>
> Based on your responses and credentials I would like the opportunity to personally interview you later this week or early next week. I am available this week Wednesday to Friday from 9am to 4pm, and Monday to Wednesday of next week from 9am to 4pm, would any of these times work for you?
>
> I would like you to bring a copy of your resume to the interview so that we can have a hardcopy for our files. You should also bring a recent copy of your credit report, if you do not have a report or it is older than 3 months you can request a free report from http://www.seemycreditscore.com/freeservices/ which takes less than 3 minutes and has no cost to you.
>
> I look forward to hearing back from you, please confirm your desired interview time and a phone number I can reach you at.
>
> Regards,
>
> Sara Russell
>
> Bravework Staffing Agency
> “Successfully connecting workers and employers for 11 years.”

Dog Scams…Please Be Aware!


Please send the URL to this web post to anyone who may be dog searching.  We as a society need to do what we can to help each other when we can.  NO subscription is needed to view this blog. Here is the URL :

https://dancerslc.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/dog-scams-please-be-aware/

I have been actively looking for an English bulldog for purchase and for a generally decent price. I happened upon this add for English bulldogs for $200 for shipment at this site

www.global-free-classified-ads.com

and the seller emailed me immediately.  The seller lives in Cameroon, that is in Africa, FYI! So my boyfriend and I did some research and found multiple scam reports from Cameroon for different types of puppies.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some people forked over money and were very disappointed.

These two sites have multiple examples of Puppy Scams from Cameroon

http://helpmerick.com/fun_with_cameroon_pet_scams.htm


http://www.fraudwatchers.org/forums/showthread.php?t=2458

Anytime the website mentions that their ads are free be suspicious.

Below are the emails from beginning to end between me and my miracle seller.

RE: About your ad…AKC English bulldog puppies for good home‏
From: Sonja Corliss
Sent: Thu 1/28/10 12:03 AM
To: michealmillan@gmail.com
How would you be receiving the payment if this were to happen? Do they have the same banks there in Africa? Excuse my curiosity but I have read a lot of puppy scams from Cameroon specifically and many of them have the same information that I have received thus far…


Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 08:31:31 +0100
Subject: Re: About your ad…AKC English bulldog puppies for good home
From: michealmillan@gmail.com
To: Sonja Corliss
The transportation fee for each puppy cost $200.As regards the transportation , i will need your full detailed address , full names , phone numbers and the name of the closest airport to your house where you want the puppies shipped and after that home delivered to , i will also need your full names  so that i do the registration for the transportation of the puppies… they will be micro chipped because I do not want any difficulties when they are on their flight..also the puppies will be well taken care of during transportation and they will be delivered to you safely.please promise me you will  spoil the puppies to rotten and update me with pictures of the puppies and the new family when you have the puppies at your house.i can send them immediately if you email me the details.you can call me at 01123779204438

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:10 AM, Sonja Corliss wrote:

Hello, I am actually located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I know I would be able to take care of them. My biggest issue is the transportation, that is a long way for only $200 dollars and I know that the trip would be a lot for them. I can really only afford one, but if there is something I can work our for both. Let me know if the U.S. is even possible for that price before I keep going on…


Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 07:53:28 +0100
Subject: Re: About your ad…AKC English bulldog puppies for good home
From: michealmillan@gmail.com
To: Sonja Corliss

Hello thanks for the concerned and your interest in my puppies.They are  potty trained , A.k.c registered , vet checked and will come with all papers needed . these puppies are very playful and  also good with kids and other household pets. they have a wonderful  temperament. They are 13weeks old and they presently weigh 10 lbs and will weigh 53-55 pounds when fully grown. i am looking for a new home for them where they will be spoiled to rotten because we just moved into a new and non pet apartment in Cameroon.i am asking just $200 for the transportation of each puppy from cameroon to your location. one is a male and the other is a female,they are called precious and Eddie.precious is the female and Eddie is the male.i wish to know if you are interested in both puppies or just one.but i will prefer that you take both puppies since they have been together since they were born and separating them will not be a good idea.please permit me pose a few questions.were are you located?are you a breeder?are you sure you will be able to take care of them? how soon do you need them? below are Precious and Eddie’s pictures
thanks and waiting to read from you.
Regards.
EDDIE
(3 or 4 pictures)

PRECIOUS
(3 or 4 pictures)

THANKS AND WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY.

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 7:51 AM, <Sonja Corliss> wrote:

Hello micheal90,

Listing these comments concern:
http://www.global-free-classified-ads.com/index.php?a=2&b=112182

Below is an inquiry about your listing.

I am looking for an affordable english bulldog, is this puppy still available??

Re: About your ad…AKC English bulldog puppies for good home‏
From: micheal millan (michealmillan@gmail.com)
Sent: Thu 1/28/10 4:00 AM
To: Sonja Corliss

i am a devoted Christian and i cannot collect money from some one without sending his/her puppies for it is wrong in the eyes of God.if i had the money i would have shipped them directly to you without asking for a dime from you.the problem is that i dont have the money right now.that is why i asked for the money to pay for their flight.i am a worker as well and i know how we all work hard to earn the money which we have.i cannot be crazy to take money from you without shipping your puppies..so i want u to be rest assured that you will have precious and eddie in your arms before you know it..but if you dont feel comfortable,i will look for another good home for the puppies else where.thanks

From: Sonja Corliss
Sent: Thu 1/28/10 3:33 PM
To: michealmillan@gmail.com
I don’t think I should follow through, this whole thing seems uncertain to me. And so you are not shocked to find that another interested persons has declined, I have found someone else who has the exact same emails…pretty much and she now thinks this idea is a scam. Just for the record. I think that what you are involved in is sick. People are broke as it is, and here you are trying to use a real world problem like dog adoption and turning it into something untrustworthy and fake.  I think you should get in touch with your god again and hopefully listen a lot better next time!

Audio, Step-By-Step to Your Blog


In order to upload audio to a WordPress blog you need to do a few things.

 

Step One: Upload the audio from whatever device you used into your computer. Make sure you know where your audio files have been sent.

 

Step Two: Convert the audio file to an mp3 file. To do this, you may use Switch. Switch is a free program that can be downloaded here.

 

Step Three: Edit your audio in audacity, which can be downloaded for free here. Once you audio is ready for the public, save it, and remember where you put it.

 

Step Four: Ourmedia.com is a website that allows people to upload there own media and publish it. Once you create a username and password, you need to click on the upload tab at the top of the page. Also, to be able to complete the next step, you need to create a membership here. Once you have created a membership, you may proceed to the next step.

 

Step Five: Download and create and account with spinXpress here. Once the download is complete, open spinXpress and click on Publish in the left-hand column. This will set you up with step-by-step instructions to get your audio hosted by ourmedia.com.

 

Step Six: When the Ourmedia Publisher window is finished uploading your audio, it will prompt you to click Next. Once you click Next, another screen opens that contains two URL’s, both of which your audio can be reached on the internet. However, the first link that starts with http://www.ourmedia&#8230; is more confusing than the second link, which starts with http://www.archive&#8230;. Select the second link for easier access to the audio.

 

Step Seven: Locate the audio box on the website that spinXpress has relocated you to. Press the triangle to hear your audio. It should play!

Step Eight: Write your blog as you would normally, and when it comes to linking someone to your audio, highlight the word that will lead people to your audio, insert the URL link that contains your audio box and voila audio link to your blog!

It may seem difficult, but if I can do it, anyone can!

A Happy Medium Would Be Nice


In case my recent posts were not enough, I am an animal lover. I do not believe in harming animals for self-enjoyment or money, and I think it is wrong for people to own pets who cannot care for them. I would like to help the Humane Societies of the United States, but I get the weird feeling that I am not welcome to have my beliefs and not others.

After reading Wayne Pacelle’s blog, (specifically the “Personal Behavior” section of the list of things to do for people who want to help the HSUS), I am lead to believe that there can only be animal rights activists or the enemy. I love animals and all, but I do not want to be a vegetarian just to save the pigs and cows. Nor do I want to make other countries stop eating goats just because I think they are cute. Eliminating a food source or food group is completely different from wanting to help abused or abandoned animals, in my opinion. I find it hard to believe that I am the only one with this thought process. However after reading this, I feel like maybe voices similar to mine are being either misunderstood or muffled. I wish animal lovers like me could find a happy medium. I think that if people with my type of beliefs were to organize, we could generate our own thoughts and turn them into actions in our own way.