Laura was due for a mammogram but her local doctor’s office didn’t have the proper equipment. Buying a mammogram online showed her a new way to take control of her healthcare.
Laura and her husband are financial advisors who own their own business in Knoxville, TN. They had group health insurance until 2007, when they transitioned to individual health coverage.
Years later, the insurance landscape changed for Laura and her husband. In 2016, they lost their insurance and didn’t know what to do. While researching options, they were shocked to find that plans can cost as much as their mortgage.
Both were able to get a private policy, but it was very limited in coverage. They found a physician practice where each of them got a membership for $69.
“You pretty much have unlimited access to your doctor; your basic labs are covered under that. It’s really sweet, but what’s the gap there? The gap is they can’t do mammograms, they can’t do colonoscopies, they can’t do CT scans, they can’t do ultrasounds, those types of things, because they don’t have the equipment or the capability to do that. My doctor there at that practice told me about MDsave.”
Laura’s doctor ordered a mammogram for her, so she purchased her procedure from a local hospital named Tennova through MDsave. She hesitated since it was her first time buying a procedure online, so she let the voucher sit for 5 months until Tennova called her for her appointment.
“Done In 10 Minutes”
Laura was comfortable with small diagnostic centers, so she didn’t know what to expect from a mammogram at the hospital.
“My mammogram was done in about 10 minutes. I paid $99 for a mammogram and that was it. I mean, I knew what it was going to cost, there were no surprises and the quality of care was phenomenal. I would go back in a heartbeat.”
What is MDsave to You?
“It’s high-quality care with no surprises and great prices. I think this is an initiative to try to make healthcare what it should be. Something that you don’t have to be fearful of, something that you don’t have to worry about, or get surprised by debt from.”
“I really see MDsave as the future of healthcare and I hope to see it expand. Also, don’t be afraid to check it out. Don’t be afraid to try it, I think you might be surprised at how easy it is and how great the quality of care is.”
Laura is excited to be in control of her healthcare and will continue to use MDsave.