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Old 11-15-2012, 02:38 PM   #656
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Re: VETERANS DAY! KAL 11/11-11/17 Knit to a goal!

Originally Posted by EskimoStitches View Post
Oh no. We went to the drs irl and the dr was an effing idiot and kept saying RBs issues were "just" Tbi and "just" PTSD. I didn't argue with him cause it was pointless but we left and went straight upstairs and got him a new provider. How the eff can you be a compliant provider (and be active duty military!) and not recognize the severity of dx commonly seen in the military? Esp since all the work was already done for him. But, he had "read your whole medical record and it took about 20 minutes." I already told you his medical files are like 5 inches thick. I KNOW what I am looking for and it would take me longer than 20 min to find!

We got him a new PCM.
Ugh. I have been to a few of those, the know-it-all types that don't need to read or understand what patients tell them.

I went to one when Pi was still a new baby, to try to get on Imitrex and get a new Albuterol inhaler. I talked about my chronic migraines and she went off on me like some drug seeker giving me total attitude. She looked in my chart that they'd been giving me vicodin (post surgical and during pregnancy, since ALL migraine meds can cause birth defects, and ibuprofen can cause heart failure in the 3rd trimester). Without looking or listening further she decided I was a druggie. I got so mad I flat out yelled at her. I was like, that's what the doctors gave me to take and said was safe. I'm here for imitrex, if you don't want to help me get that, I'll leave. She kind of stuttered and said I had the "classic drug seeker history" and I said fine, and left. I found a great neuro after that, who was actually knowledgeable, and a PCP who had no problems writing me imitrex and albuterol when I needed them. Of course he had to move back to Arizona.
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