I had an ultra sound on Tuesday to check my gall bladder. I have lots of the symptoms of gall bladder disease. I talked to my doctor in June about getting testing to see if I need to have mine removed this summer.
The earliest I could get the ultra sound scheduled was this Tuesday. That's partly because my doctor's office took a long time and partly because my schedule was busy.
So I had the test done on Tuesday. If this is negative I need another test done to see if I need to have it removed. When I had the test done they said my doc would get the results within 25 hours.
So I called on Wednesday mid-day and was told they didn't have results yet. That was fine. I called back Thursday morning. They said the doctor would call me back. She never did.
So I called back this morning. I was told the doctor would call me back today. No one did. I called back at 4:40 and got the message from the answering service that said the office was open until 5. I stayed on hold for almost 10 minutes. It was clear that the office was already done answering phones. I've had this issue with this practice before.
At this point I am very unhappy. The Lab told me the doctor would have results in 24 hours. I assumes I would be able to schedule the other test I might need this week. Now I still don't know if I need another test.
I started all this in June assuming that if I needed surgery to remove my gall bladder I could do it this summer. Now I am creeping towards the start of school mid August and can't imagine it will be done by then if it needs to be.
Are my expectations out of line or is my doctor's office being inconsiderate? I would like opinions from anyone in the medical field.