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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Hemochromatosis and iron deficiency anemia
Help! I have iron deficiency anemia, but cannot take Fe+ due to hemochromatosis. I get phlebotomies, but am extremely weak d/t low blood count. Am currently paying $1200/month for Epogen, which gives me relief and helps me build up quickly to be able to have the next phlebotomy. I need help with paying this amount. I have GHI-Medicare Rx insurance, and am on 4th appeal of their denial. Meanwhile, I almost bankrupt myself to pay for these shots.
If you live close to Columbus, Ohio and we can help, we would be happy to take a referral. You may contact Daphne Lockett at 614-293-9441.
Mark Wurster, MD
Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University