You have to be assertive

I had come in contact with a radiologist who had been reviewing my case from the onset, and now I was scheduled to begin radiation. I found out on my first visit that he was not a doctor who participated in my health insurance plan. Cost was a little bit of challenge because I needed to go to this particular facility to get my radiation treatments. It was close to my work, it was a doctor now that I had become familiar with and trusted. I asked him if even though he didn't participate in my insurance, if he would take the amount of money that my insurance was willing to pay for this treatment program, and he agreed to do that. We signed a contract. And these are things that you have to be forward enough, or aggressive enough to ask.

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