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    My suggestion is to ask your physician's office staff about this. You are right in being hesitant about sharing personal information.

    I was wondering if anyone had experience with this the Patient Advocate Foundation Co-pay Relieft?

    Is this legitimate? They need a SS# to apply and I am hesitant on giving away my personal information just like that.

    How can check to make sure this organization is real and trustworthy?

    Last edited by ICNDonna; 03-18-2011, 12:33 PM.
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    Elmiron 100mg 3x a day
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  • #2
    I don't know anything about that org. But I never, never give anyone my SSN unless it's a hospital/doctor etc. Be VERY careful!!!
    Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
    Lexapro-20 mg
    Ambien-as needed
    Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
    Valium-10 mg x2 per day
    Phenergan-1 at night
    Prelief w/everything
    Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

    Currents treatments that help somewhat:
    Heating pad
    Hot baths
    Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated


    • #3
      is this legitimate

      I have to agree with Katie, I'm very careful about who I give my SS# to.
      Maybe you could call your state or county department of health or state insurance board and ask if they're familiar with the patient advocate foundation.


      • #4
        I also agree --- be extremely cautious about sharing personal information on the internet.

        Stay safe

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