I went to Care Practice today for a physical exam and to get my festering lip checked out. I’d been there once before to treat a urinary tract infection. This time, I was seen by Dr. Uttama Sharma, who was nice, attractive, and efficient. It turned out that I just had a massive canker sore and not the bacterial infection I suspected. (Translation: yes, it was still an infection, but they couldn’t do anything about it.) She gave me a small bottle of viscous lidocaine hydrochloride (2%), 10 milligrams of Norco, and a prescription for 30 grams of topical triamcinolone for the pain. She also gave me fluocinonide cream for my eczema.
The visit cost me $243 pre-insurance. I can’t say I’m pleased about the cost, but I guess there was no way around it. Here’s the breakdown:
physical exam: $200
fluocinonide cream: $18
my massive canker sore