Thursday, September 6, 2012

I finally found the source of the problem that doctors could not.
Not going into particulars here, but I have already been to the drugstore and found
extreme relief.
Doctors.  I hate going to them.  They mostly do not listen to anything you have to say
and recommend doing things that you do not want to do.
Such as the physical I had last month. The doctor wanted a chest x-ray for no more
purpose than to see what my lungs look like since I have a history of respiratory problems.

Is there really any good reason to subject yourself to even more radiation than what is
absolutely necessary?  I don't think so.

I thought I had found a good facility, but, I have changed my mind.  When their blood tester
to check for diabetes had quick working and then the rest of them also weren't working, that
sort of made me curious.  When they told me they could not do an EKG for the physical because
they had run out of the special paper, umm, wow.

When they told me they would call me right back after going to the drugstore and finding out that
I would need the doctor to call the insurance company to get authorization - and they did not call  me
back - that was the final straw.  5 days later, they still had not called back which is when I called them.
They did not want to deal with me.  Fine, I said, who is the doctor that started this practice?  He is not in,
I was informed.  I called their other facility in Phoenix and lo and behold, there he was on the phone.

I asked the guy how I would be treated if I had a serious problem?  Would I be forgotten about then, as well?

It was a rhetorical question as I had already made up my mind: this place isn't going to get another penny
in insurance money from me having had visited their office. Time to start looking for another new doc.

Well, whatever.  I don't find doctors, generally, to be all that caring of people.  They have too many patients and are overbooked to be able to do that all day long.  They might actually care, to be honest, but they simply don't have that much reserve in them to be able to dish that out all day long.

Whatever the case, ti's time to leave for work.


  1. Firing your doctor for poor health care is a common issue. Many of them suck. Just for the sake of this Ben perhaps you find a good nurse practitioner and I will bet you the level of service goes way up.

    You do need a chest x-ray and a lot of bloodwork just to get a baseline. EKG is also a good idea.

    Hate to say it but if you are 50 and over you need a endoscopy.

    Never a dull moment. A good nurse practitioner will turn you inside out. You need it like the rest of us.

    My docs are also personal friends and they take too much time checking me over. UGH!


  2. No, the endoscopy doesn't start til's 2014. I don't really care what they want to do to me, including the "rectal exam", but a chest x-ray when there is nothing wrong? I am pretty much not inclined to expose myself to that kind of thing unless it is absolutely necessary. The doctor prescribed antibiotics, but when I figured out the problem, it also became apparent that antibiotics would not be necessary. I'm almost 100% healed at this point. Which does not mean I don't believe in doctors and medicine, but my gosh, how could they miss something so obvious?


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