Consider trying to negotiate some of the unrealistic prices, especially if you are uninsured (many hospitals give an automatic discount if you are, but you often need the chutzpa to ask). Here's a good article that explains a lot of the vagaries of hospital billing. You can also get help with your hospital bill through the Patient Advocate Foundation.
About: Dr. Patrick Neustatter
Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter
Doctors have obnoxious terms for people they find difficult to treat, but this helps explain how to manage this situation.
An anecdote about an old man who was injured and the value of having one of those devices with your medical record on it.
A patient’s story who finds their doctor intimidating and how to deal.