A prerequisite of the INS was to have a medical examination done by one of their pre-approved physicians. I went to such a physician and was charged $214 for Tetanus and MMR shots. I was surprised when they presented the bill to me after the visit. Initially i was told it would cost me $40 for the visit. Then while I was on the examination table, the doctor told me that I needed some shots with no mention of the cost or the indications.
I am also a physician and was wandering how come in my native country we give these type of shots for free and yet they charge $214 here in the United States. It wasn't until now that I have joined the workforce of the medical profession here that I realized that what this doctor did to me was unethical professionally and morally. She takes advantage of new immigrants.
This doctor should be dropped from the INS list.
The doctor that I am referring to is Glorietta Z. Ang-Fonte, M.D.
500 E. Remington Drive, STE 29, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.