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Dr. Weber consult

Forums Cutaneous Melanoma Community Dr. Weber consult

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    Daisy2018
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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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      Bubbles
      Participant
      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

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      Daisy2018
      Participant
      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.

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      BrianP
      Participant
      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.

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      Daisy2018
      Participant
      Thank you Brian for your response!

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