- Circus Peanut
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
Sorry, this is a total vent. I feel like most people heart their doctors, and I am so jealous, because mine drive me crazy! Health insurance is super expensive for the self-employed, so I have this horrible HMO.
My number one issue is that my doctors do not listen to me. It’s like the 1940s or something. I walk in, they tell me ‘how it’s going to be’, and if I try to engage with them at all I get a condescending “I am the doctor here!” attitude, with a refusal to budge on anything. Then half of the time I end up paying out of pocket for a private specialist if I want the issue resolved at all. Just one example – they insisted for months that I had asthma because I coughed constantly. After endless ineffective treatment with an inhaler, I finally went to an asthma specialist who said I had walking pneumonia, and voila, I was cured within days on antibiotics.
I was just on the phone with them trying to get an error in my file corrected, and my former primary care doctor pretty much out and out called me a liar when I said there was incorrect information in my file (I know this as I’m applying for way more expensive, but less sucky, insurance.) The idea that she made a mistake was impossible to her, so I must be a scam artist looking to sweet talk a lower insurance rate by ‘editing’ my record.
I find this sooo frustrating! I am the only one out there dealing with this? Do other bees have to deal with crappy health care?