I went to the Nephrologist yesterday for my swelling feet & ankles. I thought this visit would give me answers to the sever swelling & pain I’ve been having for several months. Instead, I spent 2 hours in this doc’s office listening to old stories and him lecturing as a professor to the med student on duty. All in all, I received about 20 minutes in medical assessment. After that, he proceeded to tell me that I am too health & doesn’t want to see me back. I thought that would be it; but no, he proceeded with multiple tests (blood work & X-rays). So I asked the question ‘why do the tests if I’m not coming back?’ He said he’d mail me a letter with the results. These tests seem unnecessary. To top it all off, the Nephrologist suspects the problem is some meds my Rhumy prescribed … which were increased when I started having foot/ankle swelling.
At the end of the appointment (totaling 3 hours with the exam & tests), I felt like I was at the circus. Nobody knew what they were doing & the doc was having extreme difficulty with the computer system – who knows what tests they really ran on me! I was so disgusted with this incident that I have half a notion to tell my insurance to refuse payment. Does that sound crazy?