No Wonder People Hate Doctors

Tuesday, June 07, 2005
I don't go to the doctor's much. I need to go into the office to get some blood work done, nothing serious. So I called last week to make an appointment but of course the doctor can't see me until Mid July. Fine. But I want to get this blood work done sooner than later (work that does not require a doctor to interpret) so I asked if I could please come in just to get lab work done. The nurse said she would have to ask the doctor and get back to me.

Of course I hear nothing that day and nothing the next day so at the end of the second day I call the doctor's office to see what's up. She tells me to hold on and that she will get me an answer. She then informs me that they will send a lab slip in the mail. Great.

One week later no slip. So I just called and the person I spoke with informs me that it isn't standard practice to do lab work before seeing the doctor and asked me who I spoke with. Does it matter who I spoke with? Someone told me that jit was being sent. I didn't just make it up. What infuriates me more than anything is that it was obviously never mailed. Why tell me you are going to send me something then never send it. If they would have just told me a week ago then maybe I would have gone somewhere else to get the work done. Unbelieveable.


Jose Anes said...

So... The American Medical Association is winning the battle of making us use their services for everything? Of making us believe that Medical Doctors are the only ones who can even read a lab paper?

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