map-marker New York, New York

Review in Hospitals, Clinics and Medical Centers, Doctors category from New York, New York

As a graduate of Columbia University Dental School , I do accept insurance as full payment albeit the reimbursement is not what a patient were to pay for my private fees... It is unethical to do a filling when there is no need.. There are many cases of over diagnosis and under diagnosis of cavities and gum disease . As a professional Microbiologist it is my area of expertise to diagnose and treat gingivitis with antibiotics.Most small fillings do not present with pain which is the reason to see a dentist every six months. This prevents the decay from reaching the nerve of the tooth which would cause pain. I have been doing insurance billing for over 30 years. If a patient presents with his insurance information, the insurance claim is mailed out to the insurance company for the patient as a courtesy ..
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map-marker Manhattan, New York

Cavity filling scam

During my annual dental checkup visit in 2012 with Dr. Weller on West 72nd Street in Manhattan, New York she complained about how little the insurance company reimbursed her (my copay was zero). She advised me that I had a cavity which needed to be filled while she was in the middle of cleaning my teeth with instruments in my mouth so that I was unable to respond. After she finished I asked how long I should wait before chewing, eating, brushing teeth, etc. and she said I did not have to wait. Since I had no pain at all I was skeptical that I had a cavity. She charged $50 and gave me no paperwork to submit to the insurance company, nor did she submit any paperwork. I had to phone her for paperwork and she did not know what was needed. I had to return to her office for paperwork and wait even though I advised I would pick it up the next week.
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I completely agree,I have heard and seen the same complaints from other patience as well. :(

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