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Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
that is a very good question. First of all, if it was infected, the correct thing to do is pack the wound so it will slowly heal and close on its own.
Are you being treated by an MD? What city/state or Country?
How long ago was the lesion lanced and packec?
Also, did you pay 100% cash or was insurance involved?
In the big picture, it sounds like your husband is getting the correct medical care.......
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In my opinion, you should not be charged for today's visit. It should be included as "post-op" care for the fee of lancing the boil and packing.
That is usually the way the insurance companies do it. You should ask for the code used for Fridays visit to be shown to you in the book and specifically ask what the designated post-op period is.
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