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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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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:53 PM


Quoting turtle68:

 

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.

probably. sounds right.

lga1965
by Ruby Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM

 I would be pissed off too! Yes, find another Doctor!

taniamorse85
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

OMG!  I would shove my cane up his ass (particularly painful since it's a quad cane), then find a new doctor!

la_bella_vita
by Bella on Feb. 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

 I'm sorry that happened.

gammie
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 1:28 AM

Will I had a stupid doctor tell me I had cancer. I didn't thank God but I was a zombie for a week.

She  just had a ultrasound no other test and she told me on the phone, so wrong!!

90% of what they find IS NOT cancer!

LoveMyDog
by Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 3:15 AM

Actually it is primary care provider and could include a PA or NP (physican assistant or nurse practitione)ror  any specialty of doctor who is willing to list as primary including pediatrician OB gyn, internist, GP, etc.

And to the person who said "most" people melt down = that is total BS.  Most requires more than 50% and trust me it is only that the small number who melt down are very memorable.  Not that more than 50% of us can't behave rationally.  We aren't children and shouldn't be treated as such.

It is espeically annoying that a doctor pulled this on  a nurse.  How rude!

JacksMom1221
by Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 3:35 AM
Wow. I'm pretty sure it's illegal to lie to you about your medical condition. But, I do hope that everything turns out ok for you momma!
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CityofRosesMama
by Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 4:31 AM
Sorry you are going through that. I am praying for you right now.
CityofRosesMama
by Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 4:42 AM
A stupid *ss doctor told me my daughter probably had brain cancer and treated her and me like sh(t and it totally hurt my 4-year old daughter's feelings. She was throwing up every day all through the day. I repeatedly asked her stupid *ss doctor for a lactose allergy or intolerance test and she actually said she didn't know how to give one! How stupid can the pediatrician get! Then she told me over and over again to get a CAT scan or CT scan in the emergency room! I was pregnant at the time and they would have had to put an IV in her and 10-15 min. at least in a dome by herself! She and her nurse acted like I was an idiot for not doing it and finally canceling the appointment. Guess what! She was lactose intolerant like I thought. Sorry you are going through this. I've had 2 mammograms & ultrasounds because they found lumps, but it ended up being something else that was okay. I'm not sure what nodules are. I'm praying for you. Sending you a hug.
Debmomto2girls
by Debbie on Feb. 22, 2013 at 5:26 AM
Thank you and I'm sorry you as your dd had to go thru that!

Quoting CityofRosesMama:

A stupid *ss doctor told me my daughter probably had brain cancer and treated her and me like sh(t and it totally hurt my 4-year old daughter's feelings. She was throwing up every day all through the day. I repeatedly asked her stupid *ss doctor for a lactose allergy or intolerance test and she actually said she didn't know how to give one! How stupid can the pediatrician get! Then she told me over and over again to get a CAT scan or CT scan in the emergency room! I was pregnant at the time and they would have had to put an IV in her and 10-15 min. at least in a dome by herself! She and her nurse acted like I was an idiot for not doing it and finally canceling the appointment. Guess what! She was lactose intolerant like I thought. Sorry you are going through this. I've had 2 mammograms & ultrasounds because they found lumps, but it ended up being something else that was okay. I'm not sure what nodules are. I'm praying for you. Sending you a hug.
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