Is There a Doctor in the House?
Is there a doctor in the house? When I was younger my mother was always saying “Doctors want to experiment on you”! I’ll never forget that and in fact, now that I’m dealing will Multiple Sclerosis; I understand why doctors call there work practice! Well you will NOT practice on me anymore! Recently, I was seen by an orthopedic doctor, who sent me to a hip and knee orthopedic specialist. So, I’m looking forward to seeing the specialist. I had to wait weeks to get a visit, but I figure this guy has to be good. Three days before my appointment I fell, and since then the knee pain and body aches have increased. No big deal because I’m seeing a specialist, right...WRONG! I arrived early, waited two hours, finally called into the exam room when two people walk in, a Physician Assistant and a medical student. One of the first things out of the PA mouth is this is a joint replacement hospital! I said, excuse me and why are you telling me that? As if I don’t know where I am! He proceeds to say I wanna make sure you get what your expecting. Well if you know me, I went mildly off in a firm by pleasant tone. This is how this goes, this is what I am expecting; my situation is complicated, so you need to thoroughly exam me, and make sure we check things out, I know my body and I know how I feel. Once that is done thoroughly, then we have a conversation about my options! How stupid do these doctors think we are? Okay, maybe not stupid, but clearly inexperienced! That’s why I need to see the specialist , a Doctor who has over 30 years experience and the last thing he would discuss if ever is ....joint replacement, cmon! I ask for the specialist and the PA told me, oh he’s not here l, and I said is he coming in and the answer was not today. Then why am I here! I told him I traveled from Queens expecting to be seen by a specialist NOT a PA and a medical student, no slight to you, but he is who I need to see, I waited two hours and when I came in that is the first thing you should have told me! This is unacceptable, where is the communication? Do you need an office manager, because your not organized and there’s no communication. The moral of the story is everything is business. Well, my business is to make sure I get what I need and there are not enough doctors concerned about my needs. I know there are doctors that really care, why do they call them specialists? Is there a doctor in the house?