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Offline Amazon  
#25 Posted : Tuesday, August 20, 2013 7:38:41 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Svitlana Go to Quoted Post

New doctor did not say anything at all.He just listened and than explained to us how he will make sure our I-693 is done according to instructions.


That is the best response he could have given.

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He did not want to look at her papers. I wonder if there is some rule and if he did see violations of laws or doctors ethics code he would have to report it.


He might need proof if he reports violations.

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He saw our cheap yellow envelopes with scribbles on them,sealed with wrinkly thin scotch tape that already started to peel off,and showed us custom made and printed envelopes his office uses for immigration exam.


I wonder if USCIS would accept such dicey looking form.

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He did not tell us to trust him,or to not get freaked out if our papers got returned to us because it is easy to fix.Other doctor did.
This one did not have to.


I also wonder if the Russian doctor would charge more money to reply to RFE.

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For all of you guys who reads this.You know that feeling when you start debating in your had and convincing yourself :maybe it is not as bad as I think,maybe it will be OK,maybe I am just overreacting? Do not fool yourself, you know it is not OK and you just being a sucker. I knew from my first phone call to make an appointment there were things that made me cringe about that place, but I did not want to wait and other doctors did not have any appointments last week.


Since medical exam takes 2-3 days it is worth waiting. If you were able to do medical exam for both of you for $300 that is a very good deal. Some place charge $300 per person (for all vaccinations). Plus X ray for each person could be around $150 to $200.


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So here I am a sucker.LOL


We will call you the wise one Flapper

Edited by user Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:43:24 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#26 Posted : Tuesday, August 20, 2013 8:22:27 PM(UTC)
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Just want to clarify we wasted actually only $265 at this point.On a Russian CS.
My husband's exam was $200 and X-ray -$65 since he does not have any insurance now.
They will bill insurance for my visit, and X-ray place will do the same. So I am still waiting to see if I get a bill from insurance company.

Second exam does not feel like a waste, but it was a lot more expensive.
$245 for exam,TST and blood test included.$170 for the vaccines.
They do not take insurance so double the above for two=$830Scared Hopefully we will not need x-rays.
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#27 Posted : Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:28:28 PM(UTC)
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This does not seem right for vaccination. You mentioned that you had filled I693 form few years back. At that time both of you should have taken the required vaccination.

You can show that vaccination history as proof. You are not required to take vaccination again.

See page 7 of I693 form instructions. Now it is possible that your civil surgeon would not trust documents from you/them (since you mentioned problems with your old civil surgeon). In that case if he cannot trust you, you should find a new doctor who would. You can save $170 * 2 = $340.

Regarding skin test, in around 48 hours, your forearm would start swelling. Measure the diameter of the swelling. If it is till 4 mm, X ray would not be required.

Bonus point: You can show the swelling to your colleagues and tell them you were bitten by radioactive spider in a top secret lab. Woot
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#28 Posted : Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5:22:35 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JohnK Go to Quoted Post
This does not seem right for vaccination. You mentioned that you had filled I693 form few years back. At that time both of you should have taken the required vaccination.

You can show that vaccination history as proof. You are not required to take vaccination again.

See page 7 of I693 form instructions. Now it is possible that your civil surgeon would not trust documents from you/them (since you mentioned problems with your old civil surgeon). In that case if he cannot trust you, you should find a new doctor who would. You can save $170 * 2 = $340.

Regarding skin test, in around 48 hours, your forearm would start swelling. Measure the diameter of the swelling. If it is till 4 mm, X ray would not be required.

Bonus point: You can show the swelling to your colleagues and tell them you were bitten by radioactive spider in a top secret lab. Woot



CS did take previous I-693 , he was able to verify those records in some database.Two doses of MMR and TT are required for complete protection and we only got one dose 6 years ago, update was necessary.

He trusts us, but how can I prove to him that mess of a place did not accidentally switch blood samples.I am not sure of that myself.Nurse marked samples by writing our initials on vials,nothing else.

Spider joke did not really work,but it got conversation started,in the end my colleague gave me his serenity chip.He said I need it to deal with my immigration process more than he needs it to deal with his addiction.BigGrin
It says:
"God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other."

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Offline JohnK  
#29 Posted : Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:35:48 PM(UTC)
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Thanks Svitlana. On positive side, you got a free chip :)

You should add that in your signature. I am still thinking of a witty signature. Smile
Offline Amazon  
#30 Posted : Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:39:15 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: layla Go to Quoted Post
Svitlana & amazon, I may have to do what your doing and go for second exam. I was told today by his nurse when i called they don't give out copies of the medical exams and it will be sealed when I pick it up. However, she will let me know if anything was wrong. Ill see how things go tomorrow or just go to another doctor


Were you able to get copies of the I-693 form? Or did you decide to go to another doctor?
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