Wow...that really is disconcerting:(
If that ever happens again...I would calmly but firmly stop them and say, "If you could please slow down a bit and take a look at my chart. I know how busy you are with so many patients but I'm taken aback a bit here with you sounding as if you don't know much about
me as a patient. I only have limited time with you and I want this to be as productive as possible with me leaving here knowing that you are doing all you can to help me specifically with my needs"
Remember...you are paying them...I know it can be intimidating at times but we have to help them help us the best way and sometimes that is stopping them in their tracks when they are so busy. This is a reason that I go in with notes that I write with any questions...
As well as I always take one of the first appointments of the day before they get rushed and harried. It also keeps me from waiting for my appt. too.
I am very blessed that in the 6 years I have been seeing my PM...I have always had an appt. with him and only him. He sees all his patients personally every time. And always spends about
a 30 minutes with me even though I am a long time patient. He spends an hour with new patients.
But I went with my mom to an appt. she had with an Ortho Dr. last month and he was like your appt. So I stepped in and said pretty much what I wrote above to him. I wanted him to focus on her...read her most recent things written in her chart and go over a treatment plan.
I would certainly request another Dr. if this happens again to you..
I hope the injections help to give you more movement and less pain for awhile.
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006