Comment by dave-lindbergh on In physical eschatology, is Aestivation a sound strategy? · 2019-06-18T01:41:10.802Z · score: 6 (4 votes) · LW · GW

With all due respect to the first set of authors, I wouldn't argue with Charles Bennett on the subject of thermodynamics.

Comment by dave-lindbergh on Tales From the American Medical System · 2019-05-10T02:40:44.219Z · score: 25 (10 votes) · LW · GW

I've been thru this same thing with doctors.

One, after being pressed with "why?" repeatedly, fessed up.

They get paid for each office visit. The way they make money is to force patients to visit the office periodically, on pain of having necessary prescriptions cut off.

I'm not talking about narcotics or controlled substances here. (For those, the DEA really does force the MDs to see the patient in person for each prescription.)

You have a greedy doctor. He thinks he's only cheating the insurance company (cheating by demanding needless office visits) but of course everybody pays for that. And your time is worth something, surely.

My advice: Get another doctor.