md Problem

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by dlizard, Dec 13, 2002.

  1. dlizard

    dlizard New Member

    well I got the kiss off my primary care md about "I can't do anything for you" blah blah.... so my question is ... have any of you ever asked your rheumie to let you read your chart? How'd it go? I think my rheumie is sabotaging me and now I don't have anyone to make a referral to a new one..... I hate doctors! supreme pompous doctors without a clue.... how'd ya'll deal with this??? anyone?????
  2. dlizard

    dlizard New Member

    well I got the kiss off my primary care md about "I can't do anything for you" blah blah.... so my question is ... have any of you ever asked your rheumie to let you read your chart? How'd it go? I think my rheumie is sabotaging me and now I don't have anyone to make a referral to a new one..... I hate doctors! supreme pompous doctors without a clue.... how'd ya'll deal with this??? anyone?????
  3. AnnetClo

    AnnetClo New Member

    I know that some of them are a real pain in the tushy! But to your question about reading your chart, the answer is yes! Don't ask to READ it, but go to the medical records department of his practice and tell them you want a copy of your medical records, including doctor's notes and diagnostic tests and results. The problem is if you aren't familar with some of the terminology and aren't used to reading their scribbling, you may not be able to tell what it says or means. Do you have a friend of relative who is in healthcare and can help decipher? And you may have to pay a fee to get the copy, but they pretty much have to let you have a copy of your records. I went by my rheumy's office today to get copies of my records and had to pay ten bucks for about 3 pages (I only saw him once). And after reading his notes, I'm positive he wasn't listening to me at all. He had written complaints that I supposedly made which I didn't and left out complaints that I did have. And in his plan of tx, he wrote that he suggested exercise and I told him that I enrolled in a class at the YMCA for FM patients. That statement isn't an exaggeration, it's a total falsehood! Doctors!!!!!

    Hugs and good luck to you
    Annette
  4. karen2002

    karen2002 New Member

    I said asta la vista to conventional docs--
    and found a fibro/cfs specialist (no referral neccessary) who uses integrated treatments. Thus I get the best of both worlds. Conventional meds, and supplements and herbs.
    More than that--someone who believes in FM/CFS and is willing to be my advocate, who keeps abreast of latest research, and who proactively treats these disorders.
    Karen