I was diagnosed with hep c with damage to my liver I hurt in my stomach constantly I can't seem to get woke up in the mornings my legs hurt a lot don't know if its age or what LOL but just wanted to know what kind of help is out there my boss don't carry insurance and I'm strapped can anyone help thank-you for listening to my violen story help
I see your in TN...if you don't have insurance you can possibly go to a free medical clinic and see a doctor. Here's a couple close to Lebanon:
Hartsville Family Health Center - Hartsville Hartsville, TN - 37074 615-374-2107 Location: 15.63 miles from Lebanon
Matthew Walker Comprhensive Health Center - Smyrna - Smyrna Smyrna, TN - 37167 615-984-4290 Location: 20.51 miles from Lebanon
Smith County Health Department - Carthage Carthage, TN - 37030 615-735-0242 Location: 21.11 miles from Lebanon
Primary Care and Hope Clinic - Murfreesboro Murfreesboro, TN - 37129 (615) 893-9390 Location: 23.89 miles from Lebanon ________________________________________________________ Once you see a doctor and figure out whats wrong, you can see about treatment. There are many clinical trials and you can see about getting into one if you want.
http://www.***********.org/community/trials.asp ____________________________________________________ You can also call a program called PEGAssist. You'll find them at www.pegasys.com or call 1-877-734-2797. They are actually very helpful and have covered the costs of many peoples medication, both the copegus( ribavirin) and the pegasys(peginterferon-alfa-2a) which are used to treat Hepatitis C. They are connected to the manufacturer,Roche. ___________________________________________________________
Since your working, you can always get your own insurance. I did even with a pre-existing condition...its called the pre-existing condition insurance plan. Its actually very good PPO insurance...I use it and they cover my meds.
You didn't mention how much liver damage you have or what genotype of Hep C you have. It is very important to learn as much as you can, so that you can get insurance or assistance and treat your Hep C or it will keep on damaging your liver.
I am sorry that you have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, that you have liver damage, and that you are having these medical problems.
We may be able to help you more if you can give us more information:
Hepatitis C Genotype
Liver Biopsy results
Liver Function Test results
Any other test results that you have
Hepatitis C can be treated and cured. Finding out how advanced your liver disease is is urgent and crucial so that you can decide (with your Hepatitologist) when to treat and which treatment you should do.
If you have liver damage, you should be seen by a Hepatologist (liver specialist) because they are the doctors who are knowledgeable and experienced in treating people with Hepatitis C, especially if you have liver damage.
If you are able to do treatment, then it would be best to treat soon. If you have liver damage, time may not on your side. The more your liver damage progresses, the harder it will be to treat successfully.
I see you are located in TN. It looks like you are fairly close to Nashville. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is in Nashville. Most large university affiliated medical centers do have patient financial assistance available. Call Vanderbuilt and ask for the social worker/social services and/or the financial assistance program/office. Tell them your situation. They should be able to assist you financially.
Here is a link to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
Link to Vanderbilt Hepatology and Liver Transplant Center
Director: Michael K. Porayko, M.D. (Liver Transplant)
Director: Roman Perri, M.D. (Hepatology)
Hepatology Referrals: (615) 322-0128
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.