My MS doctor closed her practice, and I am trying to find a neurologist that works with MS. I found one locally and explained that I had been on the three medications I use and had been using them over 10 years. He assured me he would have no problem. As he left the room he said he wanted to check my blood for copper. I ask where to get the blood drawn and he said they would come to my house. I thought that strange.
I saw him 2 weeks ago. Yesterday I got a letter and a form from Athena Diagnostics. It was a form for me to fill out and send money before getting tested, and I could call and they would tell me what I had to pay up front. I did that and the woman said my part was $600.00 and the rest of the $19,000.00 would be billed under Medicare. I ask the lady what it was testing and she said DNA genetics.
Needless to say but I will not be doing that test that he did not even have the care or nerve to tell me what it was and why I needed the test. Thank goodness my MS mind is still pretty dang sharp. I have 3 medications that I have with my former doc at UTSW MS Center and it now looks like I will have to go to my children again to drive me to my appointments there. I just thought this was weird and want to know if anyone else has had a doc want to do DNA testing for a tiny price of $19,000.00.