This website was originally posted by a writer and consultant who remains concerned about the lack of consumer information about colonoscopies. Following a bad experience, he established this website to create a forum for alternate information.
“Before my procedure, I tried to find information about colonoscopies,” he says. “What I found was nearly all from the medical community, and I bought their line.
“Now I realize I was duped. Before the procedure, the nurse asked me if the doctor had explained the procedure, the risks, and the side effects, and I said ‘Yes, he explained some stuff, but I don’t know if it was everything.’ She chuckled and said, ‘Don’t worry, you won’t remember a thing.’
“I hope people will use the information on this website to open a communication with their doctors, before finding a specialist, so the choice of a specialist can be made intelligently.
“I also hope this becomes part of the dialog that changes the monetary side of the equation so that insurance companies guide patients down a rational path toward better care.
“After all, you shouldn’t be subjected to unnecessary pain just because you have the wrong insurance company.”
This is not a medical website, and we are not giving medical advice. We are exploring options that should be considered by consumer-patients before committing to colonoscopies and similar procedures.
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