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Unfair Medical Billing for a Fellow Musician Friend

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015

The Medical Billing was too Expensive

It is an undeniable fact that at some point in our lives we do get sick, no matter how careful we are and conscious we may be when it comes to our health.

David, an old friend of mine who is a fellow musician and a master of the drums, unfortunately, became sick. He was diagnosed of tuberculosis and had to be admitted to the hospital. My thoughts as to why he got that disease is because he doesn’t care too much when he sweats a lot during a drum session. He just lets it dry off which I know isn’t a very good idea; he plays the drum about four or five times a week for an hour.

That could probably be one reason why he acquired such illness. I came to visit right away after knowing his condition.  We talked about our previous gigs which were pretty cool, reminiscing old rock and roll showdowns on our younger years, the glory days.

He told me that he is getting better already and things are going smoothly about his recovery which was for me, very pleasant news. But there was something that bothered him after our jolly chitchat. So I asked him what seems to be the problem.

He said that the medical billing he got was a bit too much for him, although that wasn’t supposed to be the case. He wasn’t prepared at all for such amount so I told him not to worry because I’m going to lend him some money and will ask a few friends to help too. I saw him quite relieved after saying that which I know will better help him heal faster.

He then exclaimed that he thinks this is one reason why the medical billers here have the highest medical billing salary he knows so far.

We then talked about after he is fully recovered he would want to have a jam session with our old friends who are also into music. I just chuckled and told him focus first on a fast recovery, eat well and don’t overdo things. I know that this guy is really active and sometimes forget about taking care of his health so I advised him to ease down a bit.

David laughed and just said “sometimes my drive in playing the drums just couldn’t be stopped,” he admitted that he plays the drums for about 2 hours a day and that is tremendous stress. The doctor also told him to refrain from activities that would make him sweat or exhausted just for about 3 – 5 months just to make sure he gets back into shape.

Surely I admire David’s passion but I think he should put it into moderation because things like this can really happen again if he overdoes it. I believe that too much of everything is never okay, just the right amount is perfect.