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  1. grandpainak

    grandpainak DI Forum Patron Showcase Reviewer Veteran Army

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    it is probably me. I managed to let them p*ss me off again. Seems like every time I go there I end up leave there pissed off with out getting anything done that I went there to do. This morning they would not even let me in the door! I guess I'm so old and ugly they do not want me to inter through their "Golden Arches" into their Golden Hospital in the sky. May be they thought my Visa Credit Card limit of 291,120.06 pesos was not enough to get some lab work done.
    NO PROBLEM at ACE! Going back there to pick up my Lab results this afternoon and it only cost 2,027.93 pesos and NO HASSLES.

    Just got back from the second trip. The lab results at ACE went off with out a hitch and was out of there in just a couple of minutes.
    SUMC doctor's appointment took one and one half hours, 35 minutes of it was the late Doctor. 15 minutes with the Doc. and 700 pesos later I left without any more knowledge than when I went in. I did get a script for an Ultrasound and an invite to see him after I get the results of the Ultrasound. Can't get the Ultrasound done until tomorrow late afternoon. Will not be able to get back to see the Doc till Wednesday. Ultrasound cost 2,158.00 pesos + lab work at ACE this morning for 2027.93 bringing the cost to 4885.93. and a day to finish it. I have arthritis in the knee and hip making the cement chairs in the waiting room very painful after the first half hour.
    This getting old :poop: really really sucks. :wtf:

     
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    In the past I have sometimes used my USA Visa card at SUMC for lab tests and other procedures and they have readily accepted it. Are you saying that they stopped accepting plastic? Maybe an immediate cash flow problem?
     
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    I am yrying to understand how they know what you have on your card to let you in or not let you in. Maybe it has more to do with your attitude which I think I can see coming through in this post.
     
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    I am fairly sure that they swipe the card and the visa system gives them an approval code for the amount of charge. Once SUMC accounting gets that code they are assured of receiving the money. If the system is down or the card is rejected, then of course no approval code number. If the system is down, they can still put the transaction into the system but are not assured of not being denied later. From what he was saying, I got the impression the SUMC was not taking any cards anymore.


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    I think you got the wrong impression from his post. He could not even get in to SUMC to pay for the test. That is what he was complaining about. Why would they not let him in to get the test conducted? Maybe the doctor requesting the test was not listed at SUMC, I had a similar experience at Holy Child from a Doctor that was not listed with them. They simply referred me to the ER and a Doctor there wrote a new request and then I got to get the test done.

    I will say that Grandpainak has had more than his share of problems with SUMC. That should not be.
     
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    It would be interesting to know the whole story and history.

    A while ago I needed to see a GI specialist about some stomach problems. I went to see a doctor who had been very helpful in the past. Their secretary told me point blank "the doctor will not see foreigners anymore". They didn't care that I had been there before.
     
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    OK, got it. Thanks.


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    I wonder if they would see my wife. She was born here but became a US citizen and is now a foreigner. Or maybe she would need to become a dual citizen. I can only speculate from about three possible reasons for them to take that approach but I will leave it at that.


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    I thought we were talking about getting into the hospital not paying the bill. Everyone knows how that works.,
     
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    NO: I was just trying to say that they were not going to let me in the hospital at any cost. Yes I did use my Visa card there.
     
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