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Dr. Weber consult

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      Hi folks,

      I was thinking to get Dr. Weber’s consult.  I suspect he doesn’t accept my insurance. His office told me it would be $150 for him to review my chart and do consult.
      Had anybody had a consult with him? Is it really just that much?
      I was expecting to break my bank.

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          Hi Daisy,

          I never had a “consult” with Dr. Weber in the way you mean, but he was my oncologist for many years.  If that is what his office told you, then I am sure that is what the price is.  You could reconfirm to be certain, but his staff always followed his lead as a straight shooter.  Further, he takes patients from many far flung areas.  So I would also ask his staff about the insurance companies they accept.  They probably take more than you might expect.  celeste

            Thanks Celeste for responding.
            I guess he is the one who saves lives. He helped you sounds like, or you guys just figured it out on your own. Huh?
            I spoke with one oncologist from Chicago who doesn’t treat me now. I went to see him before I started treatment. I called him and surprisingly he called back.
            He said from what I am describing about granuloma/ sarcoidosis like lesions I m a super responder and he would not recommend more treatment. Sounds pretty scary. I only had 4 Keytruda infusions. It doesn’t seem to be enough. He recommended just to watch it, scan and not do treatments. It scares the s… out of me. I was hoping to beg for 2 years and now only 4 infusions.
            Seeing my oncologist tomorrow. Will see what he says. Wanted to ask Dr. Weber his opinion. Sounds like he is the right person to get second opinion.
              I’ll 2nd Celeste’s comments on Dr Weber. Straight shooter and great at breaking it down so it all makes sense. I also like the fact he is very data driven in his recommendations. He’ll also tell you if he doesn’t know the answer. I was never treated by him but got a consultation about 3 different times when I was a critical junctures in my treatment. Good luck.
                Thank you Brian for your response!
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