Yes, I do think it is. I didn't think so, but I thought I'd write an update about the ongoing doctor saga that I posted last week. Unfortunately the frustrations still continue.
So against my better judgement I went to the walk in clinic on Saturday to deal with my high blood pressure, where it was a simple dosage adjustment. No big deal and I'm good with that.
But there's still the necessity to get a referral to another endo, which is necessary due to my recent job change and that my current endo's location and restrictive office hours no longer work for me (my endo is the only one who can give me a referral because I don't have a gp at this time.) That's the official reason. The unofficial reason is that I can't seem to get a consult with her and that I don't trust her anymore.
I finally got a callback from the secretary on Tuesday. Now that's a full week since the original call, and after leaving several messages over the course of last week. I kinda gave it to the secretary that I had expected a callback within the timeframe that their voicemail promised (24 hours). But I still needed the referral so I managed to keep a lid on it (perhaps the tone was a little icy though!). Anyway, she promised that the doctor would call that day.
Well, as promised, the endo called my work and left a message... after 5 - after I had already left. So back to leaving messages on their voicemail. I left a message again for the secretary on Wednesday morning, and in the message suggested that instead of the endo trying to call me at work that she should speak to my husband instead. And yes, the endo called me again at work, and left another message. I don't know if they think that I'm sitting at my desk just waiting for her to call? Now this morning I left another message and told them again to speak to my husband because voicemail just was not working for anyone. And yes, the endo left another voice mail for me at work. *arrrrhhhh!!!*
AND now there's a new wrinkle to this. My husband, who has Type 2 (and has the same endo), has just filled his prescription for metformin. It's been quite a while since he was on it, but the weight gain with Actos was too problematic. Last night we noticed that the prescription filled was for TWICE the dosage he was on before. He had excellent A1Cs with the previous dose. He called the endo and left ... guess what ... a voicemail for the secretary, and mentioned that he had a question regarding his own treatment as well. No callback.
And if you all recall from my previous post, our endo doesn't normally work Fridays. I am so frustrated and disappointed. Not only has our endo shown she seems to be challenged by a reasonable work ethic, it now appears that she's making careless mistakes. I can't bear the thought of what if it was something we didn't know much about... what other kind of mistakes can she do.
Unfortunately I still have to play nice in the sandbox. I need a referral from her.
Sorry for being a little discombobulated, but I've just had it up to my eyeballs with all of this. Once again, thanks for listening.