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I fired my doctor!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by senior smoke, Oct 18, 2011.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    Yesterday, I fired my doctor. The doctor that I originaly had for 20+ years retired last year and I was assigned this foreign female physician by my medical provider.

    She can hardly speak English, and she feels she is over worked. Since last Monday I have been attempting to get a refill on one of my medications. The pharmacy has contacted her 3 times without her calling them back. The pharmacist requested that I attempt to call her and after 4 messages still no return call.

    I went to the clinic yesterday after school, and asked the medical secretary to get her, as I was told she is seeing patients. I waited from 3pm to 5:30pm, and then she finally came out of her office. She had an attitude, and said she will not refill my medication without a blood test.I asked her why could n't you or a member of your staff tell either the pharmacist this information or tell me?

    She said I don't work for you and don't tell me how to run my practice. I said you must think your a credit to the medical profession as you are not. We have common courtesy in this country. She said here's the damm refil perscription and threw it at me. I picked it up off the floor and said "YOUR FIRED".

    After school today, I am filing a complaint with the hospital she is with, and finding a new doctor. I want an AMERICAN doctor, not one from one of these third world countries. Any of you ever got fed up with your doctor? Some of them think they do not have to answer to anyone.

    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Don't have any use for a raghead doctor touching me.
     
  3. g7777777

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    You dont get out much if you think there is an advantage to an "american" doctor.

    My guess is you probably knew you needed a blood test.

    Why would you go to the doctors office without an appointment and expect to be seen right away? I would say that waiting 2 hours was really fast service in such a situation.

    Based on your post here I would say that you were probably rude and insulting to a woman. And you talk about manners?

    Get a grip.

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. BigBadBob

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    Here it goes again. Someone makes a ststement, or just wants to "vent" on an issue, and it goes right back as it is the posters fault.
    I have had the same sort of problems with " raghead" doctors. They come over here to get an education from where-ever the hell they are from. While they are here going to school, they see how great is is to live here, and instead of going back home to help their own people, they stay to make the huge money instead of being paid with goats and chikens. If they are going to stay here, they need to be able to speak English and show the courtesy due a patient. Live with us, make our money, then treat us in a professional manner or go the Fu@k home!!
     
  5. Ross

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    Have had similar experiences fortunately our ins. co.lets us pick our drs. If we don't like the one assigned we can go elsewhere. I have changed drs. a couple of times because I had no confidence in the recommended one, 90% are very good but once in a while, well I think you get my drift. Ross Puls
     
  6. Ahab

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    I have news for you ... many of the "foreign" doctors are top notch.

    My Cardiologist is from India and I wouldn't trade him for a dozen "domestic" doctors! If it wasn't for him ... I would have been pushing up daises 10 years ago!
     
  7. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Spend a few extra bucks each month and opt into a PPO type medical service...

    PPO's are trending anyway...

    Curt
     
  8. shooterIII

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    Steve I'm with you on this one if it is as you state. Number one is attitude (any doctor that acts like this is gone), number two, as an older person (72) I have a very difficult time understanding people with foreign accents, so I need a Dr. that I can understand. My clinic has all the doctors on their web site so I went there and looked at where they were from and school of training. That way I was able to do some screening before I picked a Dr.
     
  9. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    The first visit to a new doctor i let them know as they are evaluating me as a patient I am interviewing them as a health provider. If I don't like them I find another.
    I waited in a doctors office for 45 minutes beyond my appointment time the was put in the exam room and waited 15 minutes. Got tired of waiting so I got dressed and walked out. On the way i saw the doctor and proceeded to tell him that my time is as important to me as his is to him and if I get a bill for his non service I will call my insurance copany and tell them to deny the payment to him. Sugar was going low and I was a little testy. Bulge.
     
  10. tarhawk

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    My complaint against doctors, domestic or otherwise, (and I've seen plenty in the past year for oncology treatments), is that most have the bedside manner of a pail of spit. Don't they teach bedside manner in medical school? A little smile and a word of encouragement from a Dr. goes a long way. Instead, I often get a deadpan simple yes or no to my questions and many act like I'm an inconvenience to their day. I pay a $35.00 co-pay and blue cross pays the rest for a 10 minute office visit for which my specialist charges $165.00. For that kind of money, LIGHTEN UP, CHEER UP !!! I'm the one living with cancer, not you.

    Any doctors out there care to respond?
     
  11. Catpower

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    I go to the VA so a lot of the doctors I see are from other countries, but they all seem to be top notch and caring, never had a bad comment about any of them

    I had been using an "American" doctor, and at first he was great, then he got divorced, and remarried a trophy wife (at least he thought so, I thought she was ugly) and he went to hell, tested for everything and wrote scripts for the highest (largest kick back) medicines they make. It became all about money

    When I got to the VA for the first time they said there was about 4 that I was taking that I never needed, and all the rest were changed to generics
     
  12. pdq

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    Don't make it ethnic. Doesn't have anything to do with being Indian, Asian or Klingon.

    You know what they call the person who graduates last in their class from the worst medical school on the planet?

    Doctor.

    I fired one many years ago and he was a sterotypical WASP. Arrogant, wouldn't believe that the meds he had me on were causing my blood work to go crazy -- through the roof in certain categories. I stopped taking them and they all bounced back to almost normal. He still wouldn't believe it.

    I told him he was no longer my doctor and left.

    Pete
     
  13. cubancigar2000

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    I dont want a raghead working on me either. I know some of the foreign doctors are very good but they are most likely Muslim in faith and thats enough for me. I have also fired doctors. If I have an appointment and they are late by more than 15 minutes, they are done. I try to make my appts first thing in the morning so they are not behind but I had a doc who was always late getting to work so I told him to take a hike. The doc I have now tells me that he wont take me if I go on Medicare? I am 70 and have never signed up because my wife has me covered at her employer but I am about to dump him also. My son is COO at a big hospital and he says the docs today are out there. The hosp loves medicare so why not a doc?
     
  14. RobertT

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    Plain and simple, if you don't like your doctor move on to another. I did have one occasion where my HMO assigned doctor seemed distant and inattentive. I decided to confront him on a personal level explaining that it seemed he was disinterested in me as a patient. His attitude instantly changed and we became friends afterward. Later, much to my regret he moved to another state.

    Robert
     
  15. senior smoke

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    Gene from Iowa:
    "My guess is you probably knew you needed a blood test".

    "Why would you go to the doctors office without an appointment and expect to be seen right away? I would say that waiting 2 hours was really fast service in such a situation".

    "Based on your post here I would say that you were probably rude and insulting to a woman. And you talk about manners"?

    I am in the school library. Thought I'd take a look at my thread's responses. Gene, My last blood test was in July, and per this doctor's request, she said I needed to have a blood test and see her 1 x per year. She never looked at my file to read her own notes.

    Secondly, I needed my medication refilled a few days ago and I am now out. After the pharmacy attempting to contact her 3 x's and myself 4 x's, with no return calls, I called for an appointment. The earliest appointment they had for her was 11/18/11. My only recourse was to sit and wait for her.

    Lastly, you state that "I was probably rude and insulting to a woman". I realize you probably don't know me personally, as if you did, you would not say that.
    Gene from Iowa, have a good day.
    Steve
     
  16. straightshooter1

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    I have generally had good experience with doctors. I use the VA at Bay Pines and am very happy with the care they give me.

    I also have a doctor in the community and have kept my health insurance even though they will treat me at the VA even if I have none.

    The idea behind that is that if I drop on the street, the ambulance will take me to the closest hospital, not the VA and I will be in big financial trouble without insurance.

    That said, I did fire one doctor. He just would not listen to me, seemed to know what he wanted to say or do before he came in. He was rude, very abrupt and I got tired of it. I'm pretty good at making nice, but couldn't get anywhere with him.

    After I fired him, his nurse told me I wasn't the only one who felt that way and wasn't the first to fire him.

    Bob
     
  17. Hal1225

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    Uconn Med Center saved me from a third stroke since last August. They had a neurologist female doctor from Jamacia and she was very helpful to me. I will always be in the danger zone, but if I can make it back to Uconn in time I know they try their best to save and help everyone. So far I have been treated very professionaly by eveyone on the staff, boy was I lucky and still am. Good luck with your health and shooting!!!

    Regards,

    Harry
     
  18. w762nato

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    You must be confident in your Doctor.
    Get someone you trust with your Life!
    I would have lined someone else up before I burned my bridges firing her, or complaining to hospital executives. They are far too busy figuring out how they can service you cheaper and get another raise to bother.
    My nickles worth of Venting
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  19. senior smoke

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    I have nothing against a doctor if I can understand what they are saying, and return my calls on a timely basis, and read the notes in my file so they can remember what they told me to do on my last visit.

    With that being said, the last visit I had before I fired her, I had some questions for her and she put the palm of her hand up in front of my mouth and said she was much to busy to answer any of my questions. I should have fired her then.
    Steve
     
  20. Recoil Sissy

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    Gentlemen:

    A medical provider isn't much different than a plumber, a CPA or any other service provider. If you aren't happy with one, you have the option of chosing another. That will all end under obummercare.

    Employer provided insurance options will disappear as busybody feds jam socialized medicine down our collective throats. Some g'dam bureaucrat will decide IF you need a doctor and if so, how many months it takes to see one. Assuming some bureaucrat SOB authorizes an appointment for you, a government panel will determine what services you might receive... and when.

    Of course, obummer and his socialist syncophants in Congress have and will continue to argue that YOUR doctor will decide what treatment you need. Sure they will. However, when the government health panel disagrees with your doctor, guess who won't get paid. And guess who's doctor will quit providing specific services just as soon as he or she understands those services aren't on the government's reimbursement list?

    For all the problems with the current system, it is still the best in the world. If you think some government run alternative is better, you deserve the substandard care and rationing of services you're going to get.

    You won't have to worry about expensive procedures or non-generic drugs. You won't get any. If you're an old phart - say 50 or up - and develop an expensive problem, tough sh!t. You're dead meat.

    Unless you're part of the politburo, top notch medical facilities will be limited to representative republics with relatively free markets - like we USED to be.

    Nothing good EVER comes of socialism. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid!

    sissy
     
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