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yet another bad doc exp was posted 05/31/2007 09:31 pm by maryg
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So today is my big appointment with my 'new' Endo doc for the diabetes. The first one was useless and charged me 300.000 and did nothing for me - didnt even check my blood glucose.

So I get up smiling and happy today because I am going to get some help with this new doctor that the neurologist refered me to. I gather up all my diabetic supplies and my little book that I have been keeping really good blood glucose records in to give him. Tom and I get there and I am not on the books. So the girl goes back to talk to the doctor. She comes back out and says that the doctor decided that since he is going on vacation next week that I should go to the other Endo group in town as he really won't be able to help me etc get blood work back etc ect. I pop up (still smiling away) and say 'oh I have all the blood records with me and I just had them all done two weeks ago' she says well (and I could tell she felt bad) he thinks that with your 'complicated situation' that you should probably go to the other endo group in town. Translation' he does not wish for me to be a patient for not only him, but not the other five endo doctors in that group either - because really I should be dead because I have PC. Thats my take on it. It would have been nice if someone from the office would have called to inform me that I don't qualify to be a patient with this group so I was not be sitting around suffering with blood sugars in the 400's for two weeks, don't ya think. And now scrambling to find yet another Endo doctor which will take another two or three weeks.

I just turned around and walked out because I knew I was going to burst out crying. Of course the other Endo group he is referring to is the idiot that also wishes I would go away and is not helping me one bit to make me get the hint and is good friends with the doctor that fired me, remember. Small town small minds.

Not to mention NO ONE takes Aetna in Vero Beach - I don't know why. It's like a 'country club good ol boy' group of doctors around here.

And it is also alarming that I am having to have to lie to my new GP about how much Cumiden I take because he REFUSES to listen to me or read his own chart that I am theriputic at rotating between 2.5mg and 5mg every other day - but he wants me on 5mg EVERYDAY to be theriputic at around 2.6. So I have to go in and say 'oh ya I am taking 5mg a day just like you told me too doc' and then he says ' good girl - doing a great job and your perfect (theriputic) today - see ya in a month!. Every time I leave his office and see that big old Suburan with the red and orange flames down the side (his car) in the parking lot I wonder why I am still seeing this idiot. Good thing I have my oncologist and an hour drive is not so far for good care and he is actually managing my INR's - I just use this local guy for the test so I don't have to drive an hour. I am trying to establish some doctors here incase I have an emergency and end up in the hospital unable to communicate - otherwise I would just keep drivng to West Palm. But I think I need some doctors here. Note to self' quest for good doctors is a top priority.

Really, I am having some bad bad luck here. And now the only two Endo groups in this town don't want me and my PC as a patient. Thank GOD for Wallgreens - they have helped me tremendously. Today the Pharmisist called a Endo doctor about 1/2 drive in another town and got me in next week. She is also on a mission to get that first Endo doctor because they are not delivering my diabetic supplies, yet billing out on Aetna so Wallgreens can't refil any of my scrips! Tom and I have spent over 200.00 this month on tests strips that Aetna has paid for and I have not received. What a cluster $(%&(.

I had to vent - sorry

Love MG

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