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MY disappointment with physicians is growingPosted Friday, November 7, 2008, at 6:30 AM
This has nothing to do with my recent heart episode.
For one thing, I have been going to one doctor's office for almost 2 years and have NEVER met the doctor. I paid the same price, I am sure, but it has always been a physician's assistant. Nothing against PA's but........
I traveled to Murfreesboro to see a General Practitioner that had been my family doctor for years. Great person but he seems to ignore my repeated comments about an issue and the last time in he would only treat one thing in the visit.
Is there an unwritten policy that you can not get two things taken care of at the same time? I went into inform him of my heart situation and while I was there wanted to discuss an infected finger. He ignored it and referred me to a specialist. A specialist??
There is nothing special about this finger, except it is mine. I have been putting up with this for a few months and just figured it was time to resolve it.
I went to my orthopedic doctor to check out a persistent pain in the upper mid-back. He had performed my spinal fusion a year ago and this was just a few vertebrae lower. He took x-rays of his work but claimed to not be able to diagnose the problem I came to resolve without an MRI.
He actually said he could NOT use an x-ray. What did we use before MRIs? Does he get a commission for using the more expensive MRI? I spent about $150 and know nothing more of my upper back pain, so I put up with it or go to another doctor. Anyone have a suggestion?
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