Dan Snyder is a horrible owner and deserves every bit of scorn and ridicule he gets. But his wife is a cancer survivor and the driving force behind the NFL Think Pink initiative.
I think its just the state of medicine in the US in 2019. Doctors who are also employees of a business are not always operating with the patients best interests first.
I work for a huge multi billion dollar multi national corporation. About 5 years ago they opened a health center on site that includes a muscular skeletal therapist. In May I fell coming out of a store. Not at work. Not on the clock. Two months later my thumb still hurt like hell. I went to my doctor and he did an xray. No breaks. Wanted to do an MRI.
Except, now my insurance won’t pay for an MRI unless I go see the MS therapist 3 times. They show you all these stats pumping their success rate with curing pain without expensive medical procedures. The worst part is the act like they are saving us from unscrupulous doctors with their service. Any tiny improvement you make between visits is used as proof that the PT is working, and as an excuse to delay the MRI a while longer. It uses peoples good nature against them. You think if you just play the game that you’ll eventually get the care you need. But its all a huge stalling tactic.
“How did those exercises help?”
“Oh I guess a little.”
“Great…I think we are on to something”
“Lets give it one more week”
I went four times and just couldn’t stand it any more.
I got a letter from them that basically said since I had stopped coming all they could do was assume that their care had helped resolve my issue. So I guess I’m one of their success story. Lol.
Now its November and my thumb still isn’t 100%.