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The endocrinologist from hell...

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Old 05-19-2010, 16:22   #1
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I had my appt on Monday afternoon.. It was the worst dr visit I have ever had in my life. Not only did we start over an hour late, the woman was rude and dismissive. She completely ignored my girlfriend who is for all intents and purposes my wife (we accompny each other to the doctors offices, she is very active and supportive in my treatment so I feel she has every right to be there and ask questions).

She would not be bothered with looking at my complete chart, only the first page of notes which contained old lab resultes, and proceeded to ream me out for the numbers I posted in march. Only after I urged her to continue flipping through the pages of my chart did she see the newer results, even then she was curt and rude. Getting up and walking out of the exam room on 2 occasions without so much as a word to tend to other matters.. She perscribed me another pill to take once a day (Actos) without explanation of what is was or its function, I had to look it up on the internet. When i asked her what it was for she said, "its to treat diabetes"...

She wants to see me again in 7 weeks. I made the appt up front, I told them I want a different doctor. Hopefully the next lady wont be as much of a.........................

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Old 05-19-2010, 17:05   #2
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Oh wow....I am so sorry. I dont blame you for getting another doc. I wouldnt want to see her again either. You have to trust your doc...if you cant...then definately get another one! *hug*

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Old 05-19-2010, 18:00   #3
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Way to go, Scrimbles . . . there's no excuse for rudeness. I hope you mentioned her behavior when you requested a different doc. She needs an attitude adjustment in the worst way!

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Old 05-19-2010, 18:24   #4
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Good for you Scrimbles on requesting another doctor.

Not only is there no excuse for rudeness. There is no excuse for incompetence !
A doctor that isn't competent enough to realize that she/he is reading old lab results instead of the patient's most recent lab results.
Is a that doctor doesn't deserve to keep their license !

I hope you let them know WHY you wanted another doctor.

I recently had a very similar situation with a doctor.
She didn't realize she was reading one year old A1c results from the day I was diagnosed instead of my most recent lab results.

That one situation and all the other incompetent things she's has done.
Made me greatly want to report her to the state medical licensing agency.
But as per the correct advice from people on this forum.
I am waiting until I have established a good relationship with another family doctor.
BUT in the mean time I am voicing my opinion with all my other health professionals; endo, diabetes educator, diabetes support group, etc ...


4/10/11 - A1c = 4.6 (lab)
10/16/10 - A1c = 5.0 (lab)
8/8/10 - A1c = 5.1 (home test kit)
5/18/10 - A1c = 5.2 (lab)
4/15/10 - A1c=4.8 (home test kit)
2/16/10 - A1c=5.6 (lab)
1/18/10 - A1c=5.1 (home test kit)
10/13/09 - A1c=5.3 (home test kit and lab)
6/17/09 - A1c=5.2 (home test kit)
3/20/09 - A1c=6.1 (lab)
1/26/09 - A1c=9.2 (lab)
1/2/09 - DX Type 2, A1c=11.2, BG Above 800 (lab)
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