Oh yes, one time I said I wanted to see the doctor, not to say the PA was wrong, but I wanted to see him. They said to have a seat in the waiting room, so I did. After about a half hour, I thought they forgot about me, so I asked what was up and they said he had left. I said, "and you didn’t tell me?"
I could have been waiting there forever.
Now, I work in medicine as a tech and if a patient so much as takes a dislike or has the smallest problem with us, we hear about it. It is all about patient satisfaction today, and you are so right.
I am going to find another doc on the plan, I did some researching and found one site that did give some free information on doctors. Most of them make you pay to find out about a doctor, but this site gave how many years they have practiced, what hospital affiation, and what college they went to.
Not that any of that is a guarantee of good care, though, but it is something to go on.
You are right about doctors. They are like car mechanics, and most are as good as what they have seen in their years of practicing. If they have seen a lot of one disease, they always bark up that tree.
I know enough about anatomy to know it’s not normal for someone to be overweight when they eat as little as I do. I know it’s not normal to have super fatigue episodes where my eyes roll up in my head.
So, I am done with this guy.
I am going back for a scheduled flu shot there, because I have the appointment, but I am going to try another doctor out, and I have an appointment with the endocrinologist, who also is an internal medicine specialist, and if I feel satisfied with him, I might just keep him for everything.
You are right, you have to be very proactive with your own healthcare.
I used to get mad at techs who made fun of “complaining patients.” I said, We all know our own bodies, and heck, if they are that vocal, that pain is real to them.
I am like a lot of people in medicine, I want out. It is hard to do your job with all the politics and craziness now. Some of the good docs are leaving and doing other things.
It is the bean counters who want such huge profits who are ruining it.
Thanks for your post!