Posted 2/20/2012 6:43 PM (GMT -6)
I really like my GI, but his office staff can be very difficult at times. My suggestion is that you call them back tomorrow and in your most assertive voice, tell them that you are an established patient who is having a crisis. Tell them if you can't get an appointment within the next few days, then they need to give a message to your doctor to call you back to give you advice on management of your illness. If they try to refuse you, then tell them to give the message to your doctor and let him/her decide whether to call you. You should not have to go to the ER in order to get care from your GI if you are an established patient! If it is hard for you to be assertive then have someone close to you, like your husband or close friend, or family member call and tell them that you are having a serious concern and can't wait that long for an appointment. Once you finally do get to talk with your doc, you need to give him/her feedback that this is unacceptable! Let us know what happens, and good luck!