French Dr's and chemists

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Having a wonderful time here skiing in the alps.
    George got bitten by something which flared up in to a raging infection..
    Took him to the Drs and qued up behind all the skiing injuries to be seen. ..

    Dr was very concerned and gave prescription for some anti Biotics and a bill for 45e..
    Trip to the chemist and the bill for the AB WAS 99e plus the Dr wants to see him again... another 45e.... total bill 189e for pills that cost 10p wow. .

    I know we can claim it back but either get 60% OF it or claim on insurance and face the excess. ..grrr

    On a plus note he was back skiing today...

    Rant over....
     
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    When you are a foreigner in France and in trouble , expect to pay.
     
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    pleased he is okay Paul
     
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    Glad he's ok :thumb:

    What's the area like to ski and how is the snow holding up?

    We're off next weekend still not sure where we're going. :Doh:
     
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  5. Heyupluv

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    Paul :Eeek: maybe you went to the wrong Doctor:Doh:.....queuing at a ski based Doctor.... most doctors charge 23 €....unless you have gone to a Hospital....and even then 45€ is on the high side
    The reason I say this...the wife had an appointment with the surgeon that removed her Kidney about a month ago....that was ......46 euros....
    most of my appointments with my specialist/surgeon that did my replacement hip...his charges are 28 euros for just over 30 mins..these are top men in there field..you must have gone to a very rich Doctor:RollEyes::Wink::Wink::Doh:and could see you have deep pockets filled with Euros:cry:
     
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  6. Munchie

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    Yep doc here 23 euros! :thumb:

    Err wot about EHIC card?
     
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    LOTS of Money these a skiers have.. Ken :Wink::Wink:
     
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    Had a similar problem in France last year, rang NHS to claim and was told that if it was a private doctor you cannot reclaim the costs.:Angry:
     
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    We took a friend and his partner to docs here at PV. Sent off to hospital at St junien where it
    turned out to be shortage of oxygen in the blood. Oxygen was adminstered and lots of tests done. Duly released back to PV that same day. With test results on her hand!

    Charges? Nuffin!!! :thumb:
     
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    What price health eh?

    "George got bitten by something which flared up in to a raging infection.."

    Mrs got cellulitis a few years ago (apparently often caused by insect bites) and ended uo spending ten days in hospital on IV AB drip and was seriously poorly because of it.

    D.
     
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    Mel is right Paul! You should have paid 23 euros , unless it is on week ends (saturday afternoon to monday morning)

    But 45 euros is a specialist bill.

    You've been misled I guess.

    You should have this written on the door "Médecin généraliste" . If you see this on his door then you've been ripped off, and I wonder how he 's going to justify this amount. BTW did you pay him in cash?

    Grrrrrrr


    Frankie
     
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    Would think 23 Euros is right, when I lived in France some years ago it was 20 Euros. Are medication prices not written on the boxes over there any more??
     
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    Where are the pictures Paul or the vids of you all enjoying yourself with them planks of wood on your feet?
     
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  14. haganap

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    Ok Firstly Thanks for the replies...

    And yes George is now fine thanks ..... had great skiing Rory and snow is crud in the pm but just about holding good. .nice resort though. ..

    Ok so e111 card is no longer. .is now the ehic. You still pay and you claim it back. That's the way it works for us uk citizens

    The cost...I have no idea why it cost so much only that it did I am in a ski resort fgs... my son has what looks like either cellulitis or possibly a blood clot... as a nurse I know the signs and I know he needs a dr. I am sent to the Dr in the resort by the site the same Dr that has a que of people out the door. . Can you French experts tell me exactly what you are meant to do? I'm not sure what the Dr's had on the door Frankie there's two Dr's in the building and it's a ski resort...

    Perhaps a Google search will show it. .

    I'm just glad that we have insurance and it was not worse

    Ps we paid by card
     
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    Hi Paul, Hope your son is on the mend and fully recovered....I would have done the same first Doctor when it's urgent.....:thumb:....sod the cost...


    I thought... looking at your thread ...#rant over#...you was complaining about the cost of the French Health price/cost's/Doctors/drugs/Chemist ....oops..look like I misread the thread
     
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    Good thing you paid by Card as now I am sure he is a specialist . Wherever you are Paul the price is set by law. Being in a resort doesn't change a thing. So if you have internet , enter Google "médecins généralistes à xxxxxx" and the town you're in where I put crosses.

    You should have the list and the addresses and phone numbers of all the "right" doctors.

    Now if you're told to phone a number starting by 0899 xx xx xx , change site, it's a rip off site! And look for one where you can read in the link "pagejaunes". This one will give you the phone number gratis.

    Usually the specialists have to write on their doors what they are specialised in , otherwise we would not know either.

    I'm sorry you had to learn this that way ....

    I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your stay!!:thumb:

    Frankie:Smile:
     
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    When I saw the doctor in France, I got treated for free, well besides a kiss... Ask Munchie,,,
     
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    That was only if you promised not to come back:Rofl1:
     
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    Yes, but what did Munchie charge you for the car ride? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Great isn't it, the 300,000 or so French living and working in and around London (God bless them) :RollEyes:get their NHS free why is it that only the Brit's seem to be constantly be seen as an easy target to being ripped off...UK as well:Laughing:
     
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