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Old 02-23-2009, 05:26 PM   #1
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What's the fastest, easiest way to get my cholersterol tested? I haven't do it in years and am curious about the number. And I"m hoping the answer is not: go to you PCP because I don't consider that fast or easy. Are there home tests or quick clinics that do this type of thing?
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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What's the fastest, easiest way to get my cholersterol tested? I haven't do it in years and am curious about the number. And I"m hoping the answer is not: go to you PCP because I don't consider that fast or easy. Are there home tests or quick clinics that do this type of thing?
is this a joke?
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:40 PM   #3
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is this a joke?
you can be such an ass. (but you know that). No, I really don't know. There are all kinds of tests, I gather, and do I really have to go to a dr? I'm wondering if any here have experience with that. It's a normal question, you ass. (repeated for emphasis).
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You want to know the most efficient way to get a medical procedure down outside of the normal medical system? With the caveat that going through the normal medical system is, duh, not the most efficient way?

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jun...lth/he-tests24

Penny wise, pound foolish.

The only reason I can think of where one might want to bypass the normal system is because you don't want something to show up for insurance reasons. So you don't go through a doctor, you pay cash, you get no interpretation, guidance, or followup. Not to mention, no treatment. It doesn't strike me as very efficient, for most people.
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See, you could just try starting with something like that. I'm just sayin'. I don't expect I need treatment. I'm mainly just curious. And your hypothesis suggests that I already have a good dr. I have a dr, I just don't really like her, so looking for one I do like would add to the inefficiency. One is on one's own for so much when it comes to medical care anyway.
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