Third World Healthcare In A (supposed) First World Country

I managed to get an appointment (11:00 a.m.) with my primary care physician for today. I had some pain I wanted to talk to the doctor about and straighten out some administrative issues.

I arrived on time, as always. I did not check what time I was called in, but at 11:39 a.m. – explanation of precision to be explained in a minute – I had had not seen my doctor. Prior to that I had disclosed that I had my echocardiogram done. The PA was supposed to checking on the report. Another person – cute, skinny, geek – came in and explained that the doctor had to go the hospital for a procedure and the he would be with me in a couple of minutes. LIES!

Having just hung up with my endocrinologist, I was admittedly saddened to learn that I have not one nodule on my thyroid, I have TWO, and one is big at three centimeters. I still don’t get understand the transition from sadness to anger, but I found the doctors absence highly unacceptable and said I was leaving, not waiting as my appointment was for 11:00 a.m.  – now I asked what time it was.

At this point, I rescheduled the appointment, requesting the next available, first appointment of the day. I was given April 16, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. How far out the appointment is of no relevance to me, but having dismissed me once, I am decreasing the risk that happening again.

The final reason for my visit: I wanted to ensure that my prescriptions were called in to the pharmacy because the pharmacist had informed me that my prescriptions had expired. Some other office bitch tells jumps in to my Koolaid and says the prescriptions cannot be called in until I see the doctor. BULLSHIT! I’ve seen him before and nothing has changed. WHY WEREN’T THEY CALLED IN AFTER MY FRIST VISIT?

FUCKING INCOMPETENCE ALL AROUND.

How the fuck is an American Citizen supposed to pursue any happiness or liberty when we are all diseased and disabled and unable to get to our doctors. The United States of America has not lived up to my childhood expectations.

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