Union Square Dermatology was recommended to me by my primary care physician. I recently had a skin cancer removed by another dermatologist. But m visit with the sink cancer doctor was unpleasant because I was made to “less than” because I was unable to afford chemical peels, botox or other purely cosmetic procedures. I’m on Medicare/Medi-Cal and a fixed income due to disability. Besides not wanting some of those things, I cannot afford them. So I called to schedule a first visit but after making the appointment, I was told “Dr. Vail does not accept Med-Cal.”
I know these are tough times for doctors. These are tough times for a lot of us. I know “health care insurance” is an oxymoronic joke because the insurance industry makes money by DENYING health care.
But are all dermatologists greedy BOTOX®/Restylane®/Juvederm™ pushers? I do not like being peddled cosmetic procedures. I’m ashamed I cannot afford them if I did want them but is it too much to ask for dermatologist who’ll keep a watch on my skin cancer and my dermatological health?