A brief rant about health care...
My wife, Stephanie, called me up at work the other afternoon, an hour before I was going to go home. I could hear my daughter crying in the background.
Stephanie told me she thought Annabelle had an ear infection. She'd been cranky all afternoon. Stephanie said she was going to go to the doctor's office for a 5:30 appointment.
So she went to the doctor. The doctor peeked in Annabelle's ear and confirmed what Stephanie was already 99% sure of: Annabelle had an ear infection. Cost: I'm not sure yet, but probably $50 or more for less than 10 minutes work.
Then the doctor writes a prescription. Stephanie goes to the pharmacy at King Soopers and pays $50 for it.
The part that angers me is how the doctor is the gatekeeper to the pharmacy. Why can't we self-diagnose for minor illness? It's easy enough to identify an ear infection... don't have to be a doctor for that.