New Doctor Rant

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Mar19, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Mar19

    Mar19 New Member

    I've been w/o a primary care doc since the beginning of the year due to a mixup with our new health insurance carrier ~ long story.

    Today I finally went to see what I hoped would be my new PCP. ***What an idiot!!*** I brought my medical history, my family history, my old medical chart, and a list of the meds I'm taking. All he could focus on was the fact that I was taking narcotic pain killers.

    The first thing he said to me when he walked into the exam room was to inform me that he would not prescribe any narcotic meds for me. I told him that was fine, I was just looking for a PCP and that I was seeing a FM/CFS specialist who was taking care of the meds for those illnesses.

    The man just could not leave go of the fact that I was on these meds; he would not address the complaint that I was there to see him for. He questioned me about the FM doc (I live on the state line, the FM doc is in a neighboring state, therefore he wasn't familiar with him.) He did however, know my old PCP who I had seen for over 20 years and who originally Rx'd the narcotic meds for me before the health insurance mixup, he even admitted he had the utmost respect for my old PCP.

    I tried several times to get the conversation back on track to the reason why I was there to see him and he kept going back to the pain meds and reminding me he would not Rx them b/c his medical license was at stake, blah, blah, blah, blah...

    Long story short? The visit ended with me telling him off! Told him that I would not sit there and have him look down on me as if I were some sort of strung out junkie, I didn't want him to Rx these meds for me, I was merely looking for a PCP... still am! Oh! I just want to slap the little twit!!!

    Thanks for listening! :)

    Mar
  2. Mar19

    Mar19 New Member

    I doubt if I'll go back to this practice ~ although there are two other docs to choose from. I have one more doc that I'm going to try (different practice) first.

    I forgot to mention, I also brought along a letter from my old PCP stating the severity of my FM/CMP/OA symptoms and the necessity for me being on these particular medications.

    Like I said ~ I just want to slap the little twit! :)

    Mar
  3. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    Huh, maybe he didn't get the memo, YOU'RE the BOSS. He works for you! Or workED, sounds like you fired his sorry butt.. Good for you.
  4. dustysmom

    dustysmom New Member

    Life is to short to waste your time on drs. that don't get it. I've changed drs. because of their ignorance and lack of respect. It feels real good to have drs. on your side kind of like cheerleaders.
    Way to go! Sometimes it is alot of work to find the good ones but its worth the time once you do.
    Take care,
    Betsy
  5. turquoise

    turquoise Member

    Under the circumstances, I'm sorry you DIDN'T slap the little twit! Someday one of his ilk is going to push one of us too far and get it across the mouth. Only problem is, they can then call the cops and have you arrested for assault! I've never hit a dr., but there have been times when I have been tempted.
  6. Kryssie

    Kryssie New Member

    That would've pissed me off! Reminds me of the time I went to an urgent care with a migraine and the *doctor* (rolling eyes) went through my entire chart and read me every date I had received a narcotic. Big deal? Urgent care is used for injuries. I had 2 bad dirt accidents in a years time and used them for treatment on an emergency care basis. Some doctors are so skittish and such busybodies it aggravates me! Especially when you are there for a totally different reason and you arent requesting pain medication! Its like DUH!
  7. Mar19

    Mar19 New Member

    I think I "better than slapped" him. :) Let me explain.

    I must admit that slapping the little twit would have been quite gratifying, LOL, but as it turns out, I was already in the zone, so to speak, from talking with my health insurance company trying to get some claims straightened out. (That'll push ya over the edge, eh?? )

    Turns out that when Dr Twit started in on my, I just sat there, stared him in the eyes and very calmly and precisely told him why I thought he was acting completely unprofessionally. I didn't back down for a second, but I never once acted the "hysterical woman" part that they would love to tag us with.

    After talking it over with my dh, I'm going to make another appointment with the same group, but request another doctor, tell him I am still looking for a PCP, air my grievances about the first, and also ask to view the notes from the previous visit with Dr Twit. I will contest anything in it that I may think is misrepresenting me.

    I've been in pain 24/7 since Labor Day of '97. I will not let this little weasel get away with what he did! I'm also going to stand up for myself in front of one of his collegues and let it be known that I was not there seeking drug. (Which I made known to the twit from the start.)

    Mar
  8. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Mar:

    Good for you! You must have felt so much better after sticking up for yourself.

    I know it is difficult to do, but I have been in that situation also and know there is some self-satisfaction to it.

    nyrofan