Hi! I have a question and figured this was the best place to get a broad range of answers. I have been feeling very nickel and dimed by our endo and I'm wondering what the "norm" is across the country. We see a Pediatric Endocrinologist in a fairly big city in a private practice. There aren't a ton of options, but we do love our endo. We pay a $50 copay for the visit (which is determined by our insurance) and a $30 fee for an in-office finger prick A1c test every 3 months. They tell us that insurance won't pay for finger prick A1c's, so if we want to spare our kids the pain of a blood draw every 3 months, this is our option - to pay the fee. Then, they have a "paperwork" fee of $20 if you need stuff filled out. And the cherry on the top is a $100 yearly "Administrative fee" - which on their paper handout basically says that it is for the "extra work that endocrinologists need to do with diabetes patients" - ie:, extra phone calls, emails, prescription refills, etc. Yesterday I was slapped with a $50 "no show fee" (I screwed up, missed the time) and it hit me how many fees we are paying this place, in addition to the regular costs of diabetes. What are your endo's policies?