Hi all…I have been searching for an experienced Dr near me and in my insurance network with no luck. I have had my telemedicine appointment with Dr Cognetti and am in process of scheduling with him. I have asked him and Samji’s office for quotes for self-pay because out-of-network prices via my insurance are outrageous. Ends up being cheaper to do self-pay as they give a big discount. So…I will pull from retirement to get this done. Anyway - for Dr. Cognetti, $1,400 for surgeon, $385 for anesthesiology, and approx $9,700 for hospital. For Samji - $5,000 for surgeon, $3,600 for surgical center, and $685 for anesthesiology. I would probably go with Samji except I am worried about travel home being hard as I live in Maine.
Also, I tried to get Dr. Paydarfar to see me at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and after reviewing my CT and history, he had his nurse call me and tell me my symptoms were not consistent with Eagles and he could not help me. My guess, he doesn’t believe in the vascular type. Just FYI for everyone.
Hope this is helpful!