Monthly Archives: August 2012

RateMDs and Doctor Shopping

Doctor shopping isn’t just for addicted celebrities anymore. Now you too can find just the right doc for your needs but be prepared to possibly pay out-of-network prices. Perhaps you have these questions: How do you find a Doctor to meet your specific goals? Maybe you have a special problem? Perhaps a problem even caused by poor previous medical treatment. Or maybe you’re just sick of spending hours in the wait room at your doctor’s “group office” due to overbooking for the same appointment time. I found RateMDs.com to be an excellent resource that I’ve used to find quality care. On RatesMDs.com you can search by specialty and drill down to location. You can then copy and paste that list of doctors into a spreadsheet program (like Excel). The sorting is key and easier than you might think. First delete all doctors that have less than four reviews. Two reviews could be the Mom and secretary vote. Then sort by review rating. Take the three most highly rated doctors and book an appointment with each. In my case the process of booking an appointment allowed me narrow it down to two doctors. Both were excellent and one turned out to be the perfect professional I was looking for.

www.ratemds.com

Part II: TO UNLOCK OR NOT TO UNLOCK AND THE DEATH OF MY TOUCH SCREEN PHONE

Ended up buying the same model phone, the LG Rumor Touch, on Ebay for $39 and change. Here’s the thing, by buying the same model phone VirginMobile hasn’t bumped up my plan –I’m still grandfathered into my current plan. So all is well on that front at the moment. I’m still not a fan of its touch screen but it does have the best sliding keypad I’ve seen with almost chicklet-sized buttons.  For travel overseas I did buy an unlocked Razr V3 for $20. 🙂

The Pseudo Fed Blog

I’m a huge Roger Federer fan. Tennis is very lucky at the moment in that the top three male players are such great guys. This blog pokes some gentle fun at the greatest player in history. If you’re a Fed fan you’ll appreciate it.

http://pseudofedblog.com/

Russell Means: Welcome To The Reservation

Russell Means: Welcome To The Reservation