i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
hooray! i am now armed w/ antibiotics & pain relievers, thanks to kaiser's interstate medical office south 24-hour urgent care after hours program. the guy who checked me in said it's the best of both worlds: e.r. staff & resources, but without e.r. prices. unfortunately, i don't know that for sure, because they wouldn't let me pay then; instead, i'll be billed. i'd prefer to pay and be done with it, myself. but at 3 a.m., it's pretty darned convenient.
[update: linda recommends looking into the oregon health plan. unfortunately, i happen to know one can't use ohp benefits at planned parenthood. :(]