PREPARED PATIENT BLOG

Patients and experts explore what it takes to find good health care and make the most of it.

Jane Liu is a graduate of Columbia University and is finishing her last year of medical school at Case Western. She is currently in the process of residency applications and was a contestant in the 2012 Costs of Care Essay Contest.


The Costs of Being a Patient and a Doctor

Jane Liu | November 19, 2013
My ultrasound came back "likely benign" with the recommendation that I follow up in six weeks to be sure. Over the next few weeks, I received one bill after another that totaled $1,000. Unable to pay, I felt abandoned by the system to which I had committed my career and did not call to schedule a second ultrasound...