Very Happy about appt w/good dr in BH...Yeah!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by PainSux, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. PainSux

    PainSux New Member

    I finally have the correct insurance to see one of our docs on our good doctor list in Beverly Hills & I'm seeing him in about a month. He's gotten good reviews so I hope I feel the same.

    I had a horrible doc visit the other day. W/my new insurance & my husbands back-up insurance, I don't need referrals. So, I went where my husband goes for vertigo, dizziness, lightheadedness & almost fainting on two episodes. I didn't want to go to my PCP as she's in a part of the city that's difficult to get into & out of a couple of times a day & I went someplace closer. Well, I was there for a specific reason. The doc comes in & asks why I explained & then told her that I'm not due to see her until September. She then asked me if I was "drug shopping"? I was PO'd!k I wasn't asking for anything as my PCP takes care of my routine. I'm having vertigo. She was a complete idiot. I cannot believe her behavior & I have to report her to whoever runs that company. It was completely out of line. I had to say to her, "would you just look in my ears?" She did & they're blocked & she did nothing! Idiot!
  2. alaska3355

    alaska3355 New Member

    When you feel the doc isn't really listening to you, or laughs off your concerns? We usually have pretty nice doctors, but occasionally, we get one that doesn't listen or seem to know anything. Very frustrating!
  3. PainSux

    PainSux New Member

    they ASSume that you're looking for medication. Vertigo is horrible. Almost fainting. She was an idiot.
  4. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    PainSux:

    My PCP, to use your words, is also an idiot. I went recently to get my blood pressure meds. I had not seen him in a year. Well, no one took my blood pressure in the office.

    And when the doctor asked how I felt I told him I had muscle spasms in my back. He gave me an prescription to get an x-ray for cervical arthritis.

    It is in my file that I have cervical arthritis. My rheumatologist even called him once to say my blood work indicated I needed Synthroid. And the PCP never even takes blood work.

    When I got home from the visit I called the office and told the girls to tell the doctor I do not need a neck x-ray, as i know i have arthritis. They were taken back, but I was emphatic that they tell 'the idiot'. Nice word choice.

    Hugs,
    NyroFan
  5. minimonkey

    minimonkey New Member

    How on earth do these people keep their licenses??? I'm so sorry that happened to you! Drug shopping?.... please!

    My mom and I have both had terrible doctor experiences, over and over.

    Years ago, I was having terrible recurrent bladder infections and wasn't responding to treatment. I went to student health at my university (didn't have any insurance or any money, so that was the only option) and complained of persistent symptoms, despite the antibiotic treatment. They told me that I'd had enough antibiotics to kill anything I could possibly have had, said my symptoms were psychosomatic, and sent me home without even doing a urine test. 2 days later, I woke up in the middle of the night in screaming back pain with a fever of nearly 104 -- I was actually hallucinating the fever was so high! My roommate and boyfriend (at the time) insisted I go to the ER -- come to find out I had a kidney infection, and the student health center hadn't been treating me with the right drugs.

    Took me a long, long time to pay off the bill to the ER -- but at least they were willing to let me pay in little tiny payments for a long time...
  6. PainSux

    PainSux New Member

    Why didn't the student health get THAT bill? They should have. Again, ASSuming made it out of them. I'm glad that you recovered. It could have become much worse. Much.
  7. Bailey-smom

    Bailey-smom New Member

    WOW.

    Hope you feel better
    Kelly
  8. PainSux

    PainSux New Member

    I made arrangements to see an ENT specialist this week. My symptoms have improved but the useless doctor had seen bilat ear blockage & couldn't get it out, yet chose to not refer me to an ENT. Thankfully my insurance doesn't require referals. I'll keep you updated. {{{{Hugs}}}}
  9. PainSux

    PainSux New Member

    The new ENT doc is great! I loved her. She did what I was there for. My ears were totally blocked up & she fixed that. She also said she thinks I have both labyrynthitis and a new viral thing going around which simply has vertigo as the symptom. It's located in the inner ear & cannot be visualize any possible way. She has me increasing my potassium & decreasing my sodium intake as it's all that they can recommend @ this time. I really loved her!