Patient Profile: Jeff Heavener

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A triathlete trains to tackle all kinds of rough terrain. Jeff Heavener from West Grove, Pennsylvania, is a husband, a father of three, and a competitive triathlete. So when Jeff found his training season jeopardized by sudden pain in his foot, he found himself taking on a new, but equally tough, landscape: healthcare.

A Painful Reality

Like many of us, Jeff has a high deductible health plan – meaning his insurance doesn’t cover his medical expenses until that deductible is met. That made the $1200 price tag on MRI scans from his local hospital a tough pill to swallow. Fortunately, Jeff found a better way – by taking his mother-in-law Karen’s advice.

A Painless Process 

Karen, a radiologic technologist at a southern Chester County hospital, suggested Jeff check out MDsave to compare prices and get the best rate on his MRI. Through MDsave, Jeff was able to buy that same MRI at the same hospital (yes, the hospital where his mother-in-law works) for $700, saving $500 – 41% less than he would have paid before.

Back to the Finish Line

Jeff was cleared to train after receiving the results of his MRI. He was able to get the procedure he needed, save money while getting the highest quality care. The triathlon Jeff has been training for is almost here: the Escape the Cape Triathlon in Cape May, New Jersey, is happening this month. Thanks to an MRI, his doctor, MDsave and his mother-in-law’s advice, Jeff will be ready.  

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