Dumaguete Info Search


Government & Education Brother-in-law, Hernia - Financial Advice

Discussion in 'Businesses - Services - Products' started by SkipJack, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. SkipJack

    SkipJack DI Forum Adept

    Messages:
    418
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Ratings:
    +534 / -3
    Blood Type:
    I don't know.
    Looking for financial advice for a brother-in-law with what seems to be a abdominal hernia. It is getting to the point where he cannot work as a construction laborer and provide for his two children.

    He is from a rural area and has very little documentation. No PhilHealth, drivers license, etc. I understand that PhilHealth is now available to all citizens:

    https://www.neda.gov.ph/explainer-universal-health-care-law-and-what-it-means-to-ph-development/

    Any advice for how he can get some medical assistance?

    I have heard of various medical assistance programs. Mayors office medical assistance, etc. Any insight would be helpful.

    Thank you in advance.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Notmyrealname

    Notmyrealname DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

    Messages:
    3,146
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Ratings:
    +3,646 / -1

    Is there a Barangay health worker or official, who might be able to help put him in touch with financial aid?

    But now a bit confused by your other post which relates him already having had diagnostic procedures.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    SkipJack

    SkipJack DI Forum Adept

    Messages:
    418
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Ratings:
    +534 / -3
    Blood Type:
    I don't know.
    I paid for the ultrasound which did not determine the cause of the issue.

    I am hoping that we can find a doctor that can figure out what is going on. There are hernias that are hard to detect or it could be something else.

    So there are two issues. Medical advice to determine the issue and financial advice to get the medical solution implemented.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Notmyrealname

    Notmyrealname DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

    Messages:
    3,146
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Ratings:
    +3,646 / -1
    I know from your other postings here that you have medical awareness - but looking online (which I am sure you have done, so apologies for repetition):

    * Hernias can often be diagnosed based on signs and symptoms. Occasionally, medical imaging is used to confirm the diagnosis or rule out other possible causes. The diagnosis of hiatus hernias is often by endoscopy.

    So perhaps a different form of internal inspection is required, other than ultra-sound. Not sure which specialist would be suitable for hernias as they can occur in many places - I checked a thread I posted here last year, based on members' recommendations, but found no specific reference to hernias. However, @jim787 wrote "for Internal Medicine at Silliman: Dr. Dr. Junabeth Credo treated me successfully and non-intrusively for gallstones and I have gone to her since for yearly examination. She seems to "know everything" and to keep up with specialties better than some specialists, and she sometimes teaches in the med school."

    Also, Dr Henry Tan at Holy Child is a doctor I have great faith in (based on the fact I can often tell whether or not they talk rubbish (he talked pure 100% sense) and how he treated a relative after a poor treatment elsewhere and at 1/16th the cost!) - he may not work in the field of hernias but would almost certainly be able to point you in the right direction.

    I know none of this helps with the finances - the first issue, but surely the Barangay must be a port of call.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. OP
    OP
    SkipJack

    SkipJack DI Forum Adept

    Messages:
    418
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Ratings:
    +534 / -3
    Blood Type:
    I don't know.
    Thank you!

    I remembered Jim's post and was thinking Dr. Junabeth Credo might be a good fit. I have no idea who specializes in abdominal hernias but a specialist in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine sounds right.

    Thanks again!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Notmyrealname

    Notmyrealname DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

    Messages:
    3,146
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Ratings:
    +3,646 / -1
    Thank you for your appreciation.

    You did say you were not certain it is an abdominal hernia ("it could be something else."), so a doctor who specialises in Internal Medicine does sound right, initially at least.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
Loading...