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mfreyhol
RE: Anyone ever had a "Sports Hernia" aka: "Sportsman's hernia", "Gilmore's groin
Hey RunDaddy,

I'm also active duty military (Air Force) and I'm on Tricare Prime. I've seen 11 military doctors out here and I've even been told on multiple occations that Sports Hernias don't exhist.

Can you give me any details about how this worked for you? Did the military pay for you to travel and stay, or just for the surgury? Was there any out of pocket expense? Did the surgury work? How was your recovery?

Any details you can give me would be wonderful. I almost wet myself when I saw your posting saying Tricare covered it. I'm suddenly optomistic.

Thanks for your time,

Mike Freyholtz


RunDaddy wrote:

[quote]Ultimate player wrote:

RunDaddy,
How were you able to get the surgery for the day after your exam? I'm considering meeting with Dr. Meyers after suffering for a year with what I am certain is AP. It would be nice to be able to get things taken care of as quickly as possible. If I could get him to examine me one day and perform surgery the next that would be fantastic. how did you pull that off?
Also, did your insurance cover everything? Mine appears to include Dr. Meyers but I don't know yet about the hospital stay, drugs, therapy, etc.
Thanks in advance for your help


Call his assistant Marcia and set up the two day appointment. He offers that option to all out of towners.

My insurance covered everything, but I'm active duty military (Tricare Prime). The hard part for me was getting the referral out. Actually, it wasn't that bad as the docs at Walter Reed said they can't help AP and had actually already sent a couple of Special Forces guys to Meyers.

The only drugs you'll get is one bottle of percocet. The hospital stay is what really costs. I think it cost about $22K. Of course, no one can tell you what it's going to cost because the pricing system in Health Care is completely bonkers.[/quote]

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