I'm extremely lucky. This hasn't happened to me. However, can't be sure it's just luck or Kristina has caught to soon or ridiculous visits and rescheduled or canceled them. Had a slightly useless visit with the oncologist the other day. To be fair it was one of those 6 month check in types. I'm basically having a remission of sorts so the visit wasn't anything that couldn't have been done by phone or email. Besides a short discussion about
possible thing to do when Lupron fails, she just ordered some scans and decided to continue with monthly blood work tests I've been doing all along.
so, even though I think it could of been a phone appointment, it was six months. Maybe she likes that so she actually see's me and can do a visual assessment? It didn't get canceled so maybe Mrs. Kristina Allen RN wanted it face to face incase she had questions.
To me it was a waste of 3 or so hrs. I think Krissy kinda feels the same way. I would loose my $&*! If I went through what you did. The part that would have pissed me off the most would have been the doctor's blank stare's, talking about
something unrelated, totally forgetting the visit from only days ago and no clue what test he ordered. Then sending in a P.A. to close out the encounter. That was insulting. I know after an appointment like that, Kristina and I would be seriously looking to find a different doctor and firing that one. We,,,mostly Kristina will not suffer fools or rude and uncaring doctors. We have fired at least 2 doctors. One I know got in some serious hot water for his attitude and actions.
A schedule screw up I can see happening and I'd demand my copay returned. Now it costs you $34.00 for a real follow up. I'd report the doc for what happened and sending in the P.A. so he didn't have to apologize.
good luck and be well. I know you'll be keeping a hawk eye one appt. From now on. Oh, and $17.00 is still money. We have low copay $5 - 15 for visits and meds. Kristina and I charted out the cost. These copay end up costing thousands a year. Then add fuel, missed work, etc. It adds up quick. That's why I'd demand my money back.
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