(Closed) Furious with my ob/gyn office!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve never heard of a doctor’s office making a patient wait a month for further diagnostics! I would definitely find a new office. That is unacceptable.

If this is the only place you can go, I’d get out of class to have the colposcopy sooner.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I agree. I’d find another doctor and have my records faxed over.

Post # 5
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d recommend that you go there in person to get a copy of all of your records and then find a new office.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Definitely find a new doctor! I agree with the PP, go get all your records and take them somewhere else

Post # 8
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Busy bee

@strawbabies:  I’ve worked a specialist office, and on occasion, we had to move patients for completely legitimate reasons – doctor got caught up on hospital rounds, got called to theatre at a moment’s notice. Any number of things. And it was a struggle for us to find a spot to put the patient in. I still work in a medical office now, different field, and we offer patients what we have available – we can’t bend the rules to suit one person who is completely inflexible. 

While it sucks having to wait another month, it’s unlikely that you will go from abnormal pap into cancer. Left untreated, these lesions may, or may not, turn to cancer 10 years down the track. I had an abnormal pap 6 months ago, and on review yesterday, the abnormality has cleared on its own with no treatment.

As for the nurse turning up late – maybe she had house calls to attend to, maybe she got caught up with a patient, maybe she had sick kids – you just don’t know. I once had to move a week’s worth of appointments for a doctor I worked for, because his wife got really sick, and had to be flown to a hospital 4 hours away for emergency brain surgery. She nearly died. I had so many snappy and snarly patients to contend with, and it made me so mad because they had no idea how desperate the situation was – Even though we told them as a courtesy, with the doctor’s permission. Bottom line is, you don’t know what’s going on in someone’s life, why they’re late, why they had to cancel your appointment, so be a bit lenient. They’re not doing it to spite you. If you can’t miss school to make appointments offered to you sooner than a month, then that’s up to you – the appointment was still offered.

Just some insight from the other side of the desk. Doctors and nurses hate to move appointments, and so do I, it’s my absolute least favourite job.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yeah, definitely time for a new doctor!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

New doctor!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Glad you are going to a new doctor, I used to go to one that did my colposcopy, and he was great, but always running late, sometimes I would wait for 2 hours to see him, so I changed….so much happier with my new OB….hope you have better luck with the new Doc!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The only doc in our town that does colposcopies often has us waiting for 2+ hours. ugh it’s so frustrating and I would change if I could! 

Change! 😛

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