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alcatraz

Strange question

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Hey I had a strange question, but I'm in a unique situation and extremely confused about the application of OHIP to a particular procedure.

 

For the past year or so, I've had an ingrown toe nail on my left foot and I've got it treated twice, once in the emerg and once at a walk in clinic. Then I switched over to a foot and fungal nail specialist who was an MD, but never actually removed the nail rather just trimmed the edges, unfortunately she retired and my toe has reverted back to causing me pain.

 

I visited my chiropodist for a consultation expecting the whole procedure to be max around $150 dollars for both sides of the nail, nevertheless I was amazed to find out the procedure costs $600 dollars. I was wondering is there anyway to get OHIP to cover the procedure/I do have insurance under my parents and will fax it over, but this is a worst case scenario. Secondly, is there a difference if I do it with a podiatrist I have no difference between the two... and thirdly is around $600 a normal fee, I can't ask my gp because he shares an office with the chiro and he already double checked the foot at the request of the chiro. Thanks again.

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Yes this is a very strange question. i cannot good performed in this post. because this is a very strange .I have a strange condition, and he wants me to explain it, but I dont want to. How do I explain it? Its nothing to do with my reproductive system and is not outwardly visible.

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Hello Alcatraz, why not ask for 2nd opinion. Try to visit a Podiatrist instead, since podiatrist is trained for foot and ankle surgery, and if the podiatrist advice you to undergo the same procedure given by the Chiropodist then maybe that is the best way to treat your ingrown, then you can now compare the price between the two, if $600 is reasonable price for the procedure.

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