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What doctor does this?!

August 15th, 2006 at 03:57 pm

A couple of days ago my nephew who is 13 years old had a roping accident. He loves the rodeo-especially the roping competition. He's actually quite good and has already won some awards.

Anyway, he almost lost his thumb in this accident. The doctor scheduled surgery and they made the two hour drive to the hospital. The doctor opted not to do surgery and after a several failed attempts, popped his thumb back into place and wrapped it. My nephew is on his way to a full recovery.

The cost for this procedure? $0! Zero! Nothing. How many other doctors would have put a pin in his thumb just to make a buck. How many other doctors would have done the same thing, but charged an arm and a leg? This was a great blessing because like us, his parents are self-employed and cannot afford to carry health insurance.

Let us remember there are wonderful people in this world!

3 Responses to “What doctor does this?!”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Wow! I've never seen that one! Hope your nephew has a full recovery!

  2. homebody Says:

    You may be surprised at high deductible insurance. Yes it is only for major problems, but better than nothing. DH and I have been self employed for 10 years and have never been without health insurance. It is a necessity. It is 100% tax deductible now too.

    PS I worked for an ortho surgeon for over 10 years who is now a business partner of DH's and he would have done the same.

  3. koppur Says:

    Where do you live and WHo is this Doctor?????? =) Hope your nephew is doing good!

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