A Non-Newtonian Fluid (maddening) wrote,
A Non-Newtonian Fluid

Ahhhh Insurance.

So I have to pick a medical insurance plan. My sister has been involved in medical billing for over ten years now so in trying to decide which of these plans to go with, I asked for her help.
I never go to the doctor. For anything. Ever. The last time I went to the doctor, it was because I'd passed out and they couldn't wake me up so I got taken to the emergency room. The time before that, I was taken there against my will because the constant dizzy spells were getting to a point where I was *never* not dizzy. I thought I'd just adapt, but I was falling over a lot.
And both those were about 2 years ago.
I thought I might take the high deductible plan considering I'd probably only use this insurance if there were a big emergency. Then I started thinking about all the things that I've got wrong that I could use medical assistance for. The migraines, the horrible joint pain, maybe even talking to someone about my insomnia would be a good idea.
My sister actually reccomended an HMO.... one that she's not fond of. Becuase it was really the better plan. But you have to choose a primary care physician.
So I was going through their site and their doctor listings. Some of the internal medicine doctors list a specific interest. One was Nephrology. And while kidneys are great and all, I was very tempted to pick the guy who listed Endocrinology as a specialty just because well... that's freaking neat and freaky weird stuff right there.
But alas, he's in Portsmouth. So that's not happening.
Then I came across this guy...

Balakrishnan, Sivaramalingam, MD
Internal Medicine - Board certified
Sees patients over the age of 18
Hospital Privileges: Sentara Leigh, Sentara Norfolk • Additional languages: Sinhala •

The name is SO impressive. He actually has 'penis' right there in his first name. I wonder what sivarama means. Maybe his name is Mighty Penis. Then there's the additional language. He speaks a language I've never heard of. I think he made it up.
Mister Mighty Penis speaks his own language.

Speaking of penii... today I saw Neil coming out of the bathroom and had a mental flash of him taking a leak. It was immediately and horribly repulsive. Not the act of elimination... but the thought that super shiney headed, uptight, ultra proper Neil has a penis.
Kind of like how you'd react to the idea of your mother voiding her bowels or something.
Not that I think of Neil in the same light as my mother. Just saying. He's not supposed to have genitals. He's Neil. He's as neuter as a Ken doll and twice as plastic headed.

but on a completely different note, This is the BEST. THING. EVER.
Thank you so much kaeren for pointing it out.

I am *mesmerized* by The Space Lady's version of Major Tom.

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