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Old 02-09-2013, 12:08 AM
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I did my medicals in Gothenburg,Sweden yesterday,with Dr R.S.
Such an awesome doctor! Made me feel very relaxed and he and his office has been very quick in replying to e-mails I sent them.
I donīt know what the cost for medicals,x-ray and HIV-test are in other countries,as I donīt really know who sets the pricetags.
Is it the panel doctors office OR aussie immigration?? Anyone got a clue?
We have a very good & CHEAP medical system here in Sweden so to us swedes the cost is shocking!! 800 dollars ( 5.200 SEK).
I already know there was nothing on the x-ray.No TBC or anything.
The doc said heīll get the HIV-result within a week & then heīll send it all to Berlin in a recommended envelope.I doubt Iīm HIV-positive
He expected it to be another week until the medicals arrive in Berlin.
Iīll get a TR-number from the docīs office after they sent it so that I can track it to Berlin.
Iīve had lower back surgery (2008) but the surgeon cleared my health after 6 months.
I brought a fresh statement from him with me to the panel doctor,as advised.
However,I wish I didnīt list what medication Iīm on for my muscle pain,because they wouldnīt know if I hadnīt listed it (as advised in the form).
Thatīs the only thing Iīm stressing a little bit about but hoping Iīll be fine anyway.
At least I was being honest.That should count for something and if it wasnīt for that big scar on my back,no one would know anything about it.
Dr R.S. was great and walked me right through what he was doing and he was very professional and thorough.
The exam was over in less than half an hour.
If anyone is going to the panel doctor in Gbg and has any questions,feel free to contact me and Iīll tell you what I can.

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:49 AM
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Ya 800 dollars is a bit of a shock! I paid 550 for myself and my son total! I wasn't asked for a HIV test. I did have an X-ray. I only had one contact with my panel doctors office. I made the appointment, showed up with all my info and they took care if the rest, even called one of my specialist (I'm type 1 diabetic ) and got further info on my behalf.

Well I'm sure all will be good for you, and yes being honest is always better especially on health matters that are very trivial. Surgeries, medication usually don't throw any flags UNLESS you have a chronic condition that could cost the Healthcare scheme in Australia a disproportional amount of money. Things like cancer meds, dialysis, the need for monthly blood transfusions etc. HIV now a days isn't looked to as a health burden because the meds for it are relatively old and have grown cheaper. But in saying that is still a public health risk and would need careful review of how genuine the relationship really is. Anyways. Good luck!

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My Medical Checks

Date:Nov. 2012
Location:Miami Florida
Clinic Name:Airport Medical Clinic
Cost $450.00 USD

That included all tests and the xrays

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:42 AM
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My Medical Checks

Date:Nov. 2012
Location:Orlando Florida
Clinic Name:Airport Medical Clinic
Cost $450.00 USD

That included all tests and the xrays
$390 all up for medical in Chicago but I wasn't really impressed by the facility. You get what you pay for.

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Oh and it took them 2 weeks to send in the results and we weren't happy about that.

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Oh and it took them 2 weeks to send in the results and we weren't happy about that.

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Took Them Forever to get mine to DC as well, meds done on Nov 14th not acknowledged by DC till Dec 3

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Took Them Forever to get mine to DC as well, meds done on Nov 14th not acknowledged by DC till Dec 3
Oh well at least I could have cashed checks near there if I had needed to

My fellow Americans will know what I mean by that

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I Think the neiborhood I was sent to for medical testing was XXX, Liquor Store, Pawn Shop, Gun Shop, Check Cash, rinse and repeat over and over again LOL

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I Think the neiborhood I was sent to for medical testing was XXX, Liquor Store, Pawn Shop, Gun Shop, Check Cash, rinse and repeat over and over again LOL
You have got to wonder how they pick these panel doctors, I drove around for 15 minutes thinking that this can't be right, how could a medical center be here, but it was in an old old building.

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OMG...the price and quality of the exam,panel doctors and facilities sure seem to vary a lot from country to country!
In Sweden we are advised to go to panel doctors in either Gothenburg or Stockholm.
I have no idea what itīs like in Stockholm but swedish hospitals hold pretty high standard,in general.
I googled the panel doctor last night,out of curiousity..lol Quite impressive
I went to Carlanderska and itīs an old castle looking building.Very cool!
I hope we all pass our medical exams and get our visas soon!!!
We fkn deserve it!! Being stuck online like this..far,far away from our partners like this...
Iīm online with my partner as I write this! Heīs 10 hrs ahead of me so thereīs always one of us being tired...lol
Thank God for computers though,even though we canīt use skype.
Our service home in Oz is crap because Telstras service is no good where we live,up the mountains.
So Iīll take whatever little time I can get with my man.
Itīs all worth it because I love him so much! Canīt wait until weīre united and can start our new life together,getting married and all <3

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