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Argh (doctors? Anyone?)

Posted by Racer on June 20, 1999, at 14:33:36

Hi again.

Well, I'm at my wit's end here, folks, and I just need to vent a little.

I called about being transfered to the county seat, because of the doctor I'm seeing now. They don't want to transfer me, since I live closer to this one. I told the clerk who talked to me that it just wasn't working out, but she had to check with her supervisor. She hasn't called back.

I want to talk to her supervisor, since I can tell him about the things this doctor has said to me, and express my side more clearly than any clerk can. So far, no luck on that either.

To make all this worse, there's a physical thing that happened recently that makes it worse for me. After an injury, I called the physical doctor and asked for an anti-biotic. It was an injury similar to one I'd already been treated for. All I needed was $20 of doxycycline, a cheap generic anti-biotic which I've had before. The Physician's Assistant who called in the order decided to change it to cephalosporin, a $120 anti-biotic which I had no experience with. I didn't notice the change, though I thought the bill was a bit high. Well, to make a long story short, I ended up in the emergency room for five hours with an allergic reaction and an infection which now required surgery, and the clinic says that they did the right thing. Of course, from my standpoint the clinic was wrong. They steadfastly maintain that they did everything right and I'm crazy.

So now I've got the p-doc saying I'm a problem case and the med doc saying the same thing. Who would want to see me now?

The good news is that I'm not sitting here thinking I'm crazy. I'm sitting here thinking I wish I knew a good lawyer. I'm thinking that the medical system for indigent patients around here is really lousy.

I'm so frustrated, though, because I have no other options. I just can't stand this!

All right, I admit, I do want to know what drugs are being given to me. I want to know what the side effects are. I want to know what to expect from them. I want to feel that the doctor is trying to make this work. Does that really make me a problem patient? Doctors? Would you still be willing to see me? Any suggestions anyone?





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