StaceyYount Posted April 10, 2006 Report Share Posted April 10, 2006 Ok This is just to share, some of you know I am going through a bit of a hard time finding a new doctor since the traitor (old PCP nice nice doctor) left his practice. So Friday I had an appointment with a new PCP. He was at a clinic that I had gone to before (2 minutes away from house) and one of the nice things is that they do a lot of tests there so you don?t have to make separate trips. So we thought well since we are just trying to find someone.. he is as good as any (HA wrong thought!!!) So while we are waiting I see this scowling doctor walking around and I hear him say God when is this day going to be over. (and in my mind..not him please not him) I will call him SMDoc (scowly mean doc) from now on. So we go in room and wait and wait and wait. Then he walks in SMDoc and says to Jim you are and before Jim finishes he cuts him off oh husband. So then not to go into to much detail but his whole attitude was that I was infringing on his time and he was very very curt and rude and I was so unhappy and all we were talking about was the sinus infection. Then he says do you work..and I said well I have another illness . Jim dropped off a letter kind of summarizing everything for you. There is not letter here...we gave it to girl at front desk Well it is not in your chart....ok it should be?? So then he leaves to order test and check on letter, a nurse comes in and says what does the letter look like and I said a letter my name on top..Dear Dr...Ohhh well who did you give it to...arghhhhhhhhhh! and Jim leaves to go get letter cause they lost it. So then nurse comes in and she says ok we are going to do a Pulmonary function test and you will have to stand. I said I can?t stand... And so she gives me a look, and looks at chart... then says well then you won?t be able to test very well...then after that and blood she says well next is x-ray it is just around corner you can walk and I said no I can?t not unless you want me to faint on you. So she loudly gets wheelchair and then wheels me right outside door and says seee...by now I am almost in tears. So I didn?t say anything but the x-ray room is down the hall so it was not just around corner and I have to be wheeled in and then they want me to stand of x-ray and again I have to say I can?t and tell them that at hospital they use a stool...ooooooh I guess that will work. While I am waiting for x-ray I hear someone very loudly say she didn't;? need that test there is no way I could have exhaled that strongly no way..DID I ASK FOR THE TEST NO! DID IT MAKE ME FEEL HORRIBLE YES. Oh yea and Jim had to tell them not to do the second part cause it makes your heart race and they said well it does that to everybody and he said but do they all have heart condition (he is a bit mad at this point) And they see the wheel chair if I had no legs or something would they say these thing??So then doctor comes in and says is this the letter and Jim says well it is a copy of one like we did for you I just did not have your letter on my computer...it is addressed to someone else SMDoc says... idiot. So then Smdoc says I have no idea what to do with you. What do you want me to do. At that point I wanted to scream leave! But Jim said well you want some treatment for sinus infection and if you have any thoughts on the POTS...WELL SMDOC says that is is a syndrome there is no cure I have no magic wand or magic pill...ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH So after much more meanness and us just trying to get him to listen and to do something...He?s like well I?ll send you to ENT anything else ...and a little more talking and he flipping very annoyed pages back and forth and finally getting some respect for Jim. One of the greatest things is that you know how they talk down to you like you are so stupid...well Jim just starts talking about things and they say oh you know your anatomy and he says I better I teach it and Microbiology. At least then he gets a little more respect. We finally get treatment for sinus infection, a referral and then some other blood work he said he would order... he finally left and then it was taking 20 minutes to check us out and Jim finally just threw the co-pay and said well come back for anything we need I've got to get her home. Jim said later it might not have been so bad ,we have met many curt doctors but this guy was just mean. And he was...my question is why if these people dislike and distrust patients so much why do they get into the medical field? I mean this was one of the worst and believe I have run into some doozies dealing with this. But still I don?t understand how medicine has become that doctors are gods and we are the poor mortals who must be lying to them and wasting there precious time. One day I am going to go to Medical schools and I am going to lecture and say have some empathy, have a heart and treat each patient as their own person and well it might not help. Mukie always lectures about this in his classes and says have some compassion , people are all ready scared and they don?t feel good.. help them don?t cause them more suffering. Sorry but had to share this with you guys. Obviously he is no longer my doctor and we have decided to go out of Titusville for our next attempt. It should not be this difficult to find a caring compassionate doctor. Stupid traitor why did he leave his practice??But onward and upward and hopefully to a new doctor who has a clue in his or her head. Or at least willing to help!End of rant bring on the the insurance list hahahahahah! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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