Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Doctor Will See You Now

This December I'm participating in An Advent of Gratitude to help remind me of the gifts I already have, what I often take for granted, and what I can and should be grateful for.

Today, the challenge said that if I had visited the doctor during the past year for something relatively minor it would cost me $2.

I have been very healthy the past year.   However, when I checked the past year's claims on my health insurance company website I was amazed to see that there were 13 of them!  Eight were from chiropractor 'tune ups', which I schedule to keep my minor aches and pains at bay.

I had a routine physical in August, blood work done, and then a follow up doctor visit to discuss the findings.
Also in August I saw the dermatologist to ask him about a weird looking patch.  It turned out to be nothing, but while I was there I had a large skin tag burned off.

Good thing I only have to pay a flat two dollars for the year, and not for each visit!

Five years ago today: It's On Us


  1. The important thing is you've been healthy.

  2. Well, I don't count mine as minor, so I'm holding at 30.

  3. I think its wonderful what you are doing. I went to the doctor three times over my knee injury, one trip being to the ER. That would probably be more than $2 worth. Many people can't see a doctor for anything.

    1. I suspect your visits were necessary, not for minor things.