I never know there is any doctor existing like Dr. Michael Hanks recommending Guardasil shots to my boy without letting us know that we have to pay $1000 for that and it’s not covered by many insurance carriers. My husband and I went through a terrible situation as right that point of time, it was simply intolerable for me to pay $1000 for one vaccine. Why should I have to go through this perennial situation when I have nothing to do with it? Being a new mom, I was also not able to work at that time, neither by partner had that income to bare the money.
We were looking for a nearby good pediatrician at Primerose, Springfield and found Dr. Michael Hanks a renowned doctor a few blocks from where we lived. So, we fixed an appointment and took our few months old son for his vaccination. Soon after visiting the Dr. Michael Hanks’s office, we understood the staff there are not friendly neither can I call them professional. Because you can understand the thin line if you’ve that much intellect.
Anyways, withstanding such shortfalls, we continued filling up the form and shared all the given details. Until then we were not at all aware of what nightmare is waiting for us. During that time, neither me or my husband or my mother was informed that Dr. Michael Hanks is going to apply Guardasil shots to my son that will not going to cover the insurance.
We really had no clue that to what hell we’re about to get entrapped. We visited the doctor, he had a nice tone for the toddlers and applied the vaccine on him within a few seconds. After coming back to the office we actually came to the state of shock when the receptionist informed that we have to pay $1000 for the vaccine as Guardasil shots are not covered by some insurance carriers and unfortunately, our insurance company don’t cover the vaccine for which they asked us to pay the bill of $1000.
Now my question is—
Weren’t we supposed to inform it before that we have to pay the medicine? We are middle class people with only one bread earning member and with a new baby. It’s next to impossible to maintain the medical costs if it doesn’t cover the insurance.
We tried to call up the office of Dr. Hank several times and whenever we asked about the issue, neither the doctor nor the assistants were ready to talk and cooperate. We even tried to reach Hank several times through email and other online services, but he never responded which was quite an embarrassing situation for us.
The episodes of humiliation was dragged to the zenith when the receptionist at the office agreed to talk but after listening to everything turn her cold shoulder to us mentioning they have no part to play in this whole thing.
Now, when I kept asking her why we were not informed about the whole thing, the person simply ignored the question and wanted to say us in silence to leave the office right now.
When I found that, it’s impossible to get any help, I collected the money by selling two jewelries of mine with a broken heart to pay the vaccine of my child. May question is, who is going to answer this. I’m gravely humiliated and I have all the evidences in hand. I’ll definitely file a lawsuit against Hanks and his team and will unveil the treacherous side of the medical business they are doing.
They are bloody cheaters, liars and found great pleasure in humiliating people and snatching money from them. Why on earth a doctor that is said to be the most noble profession would get involved in cheating his own patients for whom he is actually enjoying a wonderful career.
I have also come across with the fact that there are many parents across the Primerose area who have been cheated by Dr. Hanks and his medical team by not informing them about the medical coverage and extorted the money from them which they literally didn’t have.
Are you wondering to take your child to this monstrous pediatrician in Florida, think twice and even thrice? Don’t get carried away by the excellent reviews posted by those who didn’t have to pay for the vaccines and other meds for their children. Even if you visit this cheater, make sure, you ask him beforehand about the price of the vaccine which you have to pay or know whether it’s going to cover by the insurance or not.
This review is more of an alert for the parents like me. I don’t want you guys to get entrapped and cheated by this Dr. Hanks as he claimed out of the insurance cost from me. So beware!!