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$4229 Doctor Visit

August 29th, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Took my 5yo for a well-child visit where the doctor heard a heart murmur and referred us to a pediatric cardiologist.

At the cardiologist's office the doctor checked his heart via stethoscope and ultrasound to the tune of $4229. My portion to pay after insurance is $1553.11. And my son will need to get checked again later.

The high cost of medical care never ceases to amaze me.

5 Responses to “$4229 Doctor Visit”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hope your child will be OK.

  2. daybyday Says:

    Thank you, BA. I'm trying not to worry but, of course, I do anyway.

  3. tanyetta Says:

    OMG! That's a lot of money. Hope everything is ok with your baby boy!

  4. Amber Says:

    It is expensive, hope every thing works out

  5. disneysteve Says:

    I am a physician and I'll admit I'm surprised by that. I had no idea a heart ultrasound was so expensive.

    One thing that annoys me, and runs up costs, is what you described. Your doctor heard the murmur but had to refer your son to a cardiologist rather than just sending him for the ultrasound. I can send an adult patient for a heart ultrasound directly but for a kid, I must go through a cardiologist. Of course, the cardiologist bill is a few hundred dollars for the consultation. I'd rather get the ultrasound first and then order the consultation if I feel it is needed after I see the ultrasound results.

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