With this government shut down they have stopped scheduling appointments (except for acute issues). To me, and many other people here, including the doctors, this makes zero sense. Pharmacy services are still up and running, as well as lab services, and radiology. The military is still being paid, and the doctors, and techs, and everyone else that isn't civilian (which is the majority, since most of us civilians lost our jobs over a week ago) still have to be at work. So basically they are getting paid for doing less than they did before the shut down. No well visits or sports physicals can be booked, no follow up appointments, no appointments for chronic issues (like my child's immune deficiency or asthma). I had to go to the UC last week for severe chest and back pain (as bad as labor pain), after getting worked up I was told me liver enzymes are elevated. However, because of this whole mess they can't just do an ultrasound right away (which is what the doctor would have done under different circumstances) so she sent me on my way and told me that I needed to go right back to the UC if it happened again, and get labs repeated today. If the labs are worse then I get the ultrasound, but if they haven't have to wait it out until this is over. Good to know that my doctor thinks something is wrong, but it isn't bad enough to "waste" funds just yet.
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