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Sick of a**hole Doctors EDITED FOR LATEST UPDATE

****UPDATE: 2/25... I had all my tests and NO signs of cancer. I cannot tell you the relief I feel. Thanks for all the good wishes!******

m sick of medical professionals thinking they can pick and choose what to tell a patient. As a nurse, I have been taught the patient has the right know everything.





I had a mammogram about 3 weeks ago ordered by my PCP and asked for my midwife (who does my gyn care) to get a copy. 2 weeks go by and nothing. I think everything is fine. On a Saturday I get a letter from the hospital stating I needed further testing. Fine. I call my PCP on Monday and he says it's nothing. I need a spot compression mammography and us. I said "did they see nodules?" he said "no. The pictures aren't clear. I question him because why would they do a spot compression if there are nodules. Still he says nothing. I now get a letter and call from my midwife saying I have 3 nodules.. 1 in the right and 2 in the left breast. I call my PCP and he said he "didn't want me to worry". WTF?? I went off on him and I'm getting a new PCP.





Sorry for the rant but it pisses me off!



UPDATE: this gets worse. I've had the worst UTI

Of my life this week. I was on 2 antibiotics and finally had to go to the ER on Wednesday night. They did a CT scan to rule out kidney stones. My PCP ( I can't switch yet) said everything was clear. My UTI is still bad so he sent me to a urologist today. He tells " I am sure your doctor told you this but your CT scan showed a nodule

on your left lower lobe. Again he lied! I can't switch until I get these tests done. It will take too long and I want these tests done now. So, now I am going on Monday for all the tests. He said it is probably nothing. I had to insist on the ct of the chest. When this is over, I'm reporting him.



I wasn't that afraid before but am scared shitless now
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by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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1L2CMommy
by Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:57 PM
ITA! I think it's outrageous when they won't tell you what's going on with your health, or your kids. Any doc that would with hold info from me wouldn't see me again.
The pedi that checked DD in the hospital was not our regular doc. I had never met her before. She told me they wanted to keep DD an extra night and do additional tests because she was jaundice and her bilyrubin (sp?) number was high. I told her my mom is a renal nurse and would want to know what her count was. She said, "I would never tell this number to a renal nurse". Then laughed! I just looked at her like she had 2 heads, and DH said very seriously, tell us the number now. She did. I think if I hadn't been in a hospital bed I would have clocked her.
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Euphoric
by Thumper kid spanks on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:04 PM

 I would have done the same.

Annettey19
by Bronze Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Wow... I'm scared now. That's crazy that he wouldn't just tell you in that instance.

GotSomeKids
by Silver Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Good for you.  I've learned the slow and hard way over the past ten years, that we as patients really need to advocate for ourselves, even if it means finding a new doctor.

Good luck sweety!!!!

boshs1andonly
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Yea that's unacceptable. I remember when I had to re-do dd's u/s because they saw something they were concerned about. When we were at the hospital, someone talked to us afterwards and told us, there was nothing to worry about. The next time I saw my dr. he asked me if I had any questions and I said no, they explained what they saw, what they thought it meant, and that it has resolved itself. He said, ok good. I was expecting a call from you in case that didn't happen and I want you to know that if you have any questions, I'm here to answer them so don't hesitate to ask.  Which is how it should be. Good luck finding a new pcp, I'm in the process of looking for one too, it sucks. 

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:25 PM

This is not Japan and totally against the culture of transparency that is paramount in the American health care delivery system.

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM

 I dont know what a PCP is....but I dont use our local doctor for anything other than antibiotics, referrals to specialists and work certificates.  I learnt years ago that I can know just as much as them with a little bit of research and ninety percent of the time...they give an educated guess

I go for mammograms every two years and do the follow up with those who do them.

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:43 PM


Quoting turtle68:

 I dont know what a PCP is....but I dont use our local doctor for anything other than antibiotics, referrals to specialists and work certificates.  I learnt years ago that I can know just as much as them with a little bit of research and ninety percent of the time...they give an educated guess

I go for mammograms every two years and do the follow up with those who do them.

pcp = primary care physician. Many insurance companies require referrals from a PCP.

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:44 PM

 

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting turtle68:

 I dont know what a PCP is....but I dont use our local doctor for anything other than antibiotics, referrals to specialists and work certificates.  I learnt years ago that I can know just as much as them with a little bit of research and ninety percent of the time...they give an educated guess

I go for mammograms every two years and do the follow up with those who do them.

pcp = primary care physician. Many insurance companies require referrals from a PCP.

 would that be equivalent to our GP ..General Practioner?  The family doctor?  In order to see a specialist we have to get a referral from a GP.

Firenygirl180
by Bronze Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I could understand the not discussing it over the phone with you, but if you were in the office then the doctor should tell you the whole story.  I'd be changing providers if they didn't tell me the whole story.

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