Thanks so much for the quick responses. Julie, after reading your message I called two other endos in this area that are not part of the HMO system. I am going to take Bobbi’s advice, find out how much the office visits costs, try to get the lab tests done at the primary care physician’s office so I won’t have to pay that. Maybe, I’ll get more than that recorded answer most of them have “Oh, I really don’t think that has anything to do with GD”. Steve, I’m making an app’t with a heart doctor and making sure that after going thru “thyroid storm” in the hospital last year, there is no damage to the heart and these beta blockers will just have to stay around longer. Its nice to know that there is someone out there that understands that we all need some control over our lives, besides letting this GD control us. thanks!