How many times have you gone to the doctor, and within 5-10 minutes of you expressing your issue, your given an answer and pushed out the door for another patient to be seen. Our health is more than a number, but not more than a dollar sign to the hospitals and doctor offices. Experiencing neglect at the hands of a doctor can be the cause of life long trauma. Many in our community go to the doctor looking for answers. Understand the doctor has studied to care for you, but their knowledge is not infinite. Many times we know ourselves much better than those providing sporadic care.
When I go to the doctor I’m going in with the mindset of what my symptoms are, common illnesses that cause the symptoms and medications that may be useful. This in turn helps the doctor in deciding what measures to take.
Taking tests could further narrow down the problem, but you may have to be adamant on having them done. As minorities our pains are often mistaken for exaggerations. At this time persistence is key. Don't worry about payout for insurance there are programs to assist you. Hospitals are required to help you regardless if you can pay at that time or not. Your health is more important.
In the same token apply for some type of insurance so the financial burden will be less impactful.
If you are barely getting by, apply for Husky.
If you don't qualify for Husky apply for the Affordable Care Act. Private insurance may cost, but if you or a dependent visits the doctor frequently. Insurance will provide you with some sort of security.