Ok, so Matt, my shrink had said about going to my family doctor to have my headaches checked out but I don’t want to go back to my doctor… the gown and him walking in without knocking incident. So he had recommended a friend of his. Matt’s recommendation is about the only one I would trust… because of the carpal tunnel doctor. (Both of which I mentioned in “Hey Guys … I missed you!”) So I had called this new practice Thursday and gave the receptionist all my information, which wasn’t easy since she didn’t speak English very well.
I made sure I told her that my shrink had recommended me, twice. She said she would put it on the form and after the dr. had reviewed it they would make a decision about taking me on as a patient, and that she would call me the next day (Friday).
Friday came and went, after the weekend Monday came and went. During my session with Matt I said about I had called the new practice, they took the information and were to call me back the next day. That they never did.
He said he would need my permission but he would like to call them to see what was going on. He got them on the phone, explained that he had recommended a patient of his to Dr. ***** that they were to call back the next day and never did. He said about okay and started asking me for information, birthday, phone number, address etc. and relaying it to her. He finally hangs up and says, “Yeah, she lost the form.” Five minutes later my phone rings. It’s her and she said about she was with the practice, that she had lost my paper and proceeded to finish asking me the rest of the questions. She then told me she would call me back the next day to get my insurance info, so I gave her the number at work so I would be able to talk to her when she called… not allowed to use our cell phones for personal calls during work.
Again, I spent all day waiting and the call never came. So now I’m thinking she has lost the form…AGAIN, and do I really want to pursue this?
If she is this incompetant when it comes to a patient that is being referred by a friend of her boss, what about test results and stuff? I also find it hard to believe the dr. has no idea how clueless she is… so that doesn’t bode well for HIS competance level either.
I had hoped to be able to get somewhere with the headaches… and the shoulder that I hurt in a sledding accidnent and am now having chronic pain with.
It took SO much energy to try to find another doctor and now it looks like I’ve run into a dead end. Which is where I feel I am… at a dead end.
I can’t take the pain much longer. Life just seems too much to handle.