I'll second that. I don't see a smiley giving out a hug or I'd put one here for Scaredy Cat. And yes, for the record you called it from the beginning!
Seeing as you're not charging me (at least not this time) maybe I should've skipped the doctors all together and just come to you in the first place!
One other thing I'll mention about
the appointment. I felt that the doctor was competent and never questioned her medical expertise. But the office staff might need a review about
HIPAA regulations. While filling out the new patient paperwork the receptionist called out across the room asking me who my PCP is. Two minutes later "what pharmacy do you go to?". I reluctantly answered both. But then she asked again across the room about
any allergies or medications I'm on. I went up and told her that I don't feel that's appropriate to ask out in the
open and in front of other patients. I also later told the doctor what happened. Normally I avoid conflict at all costs (usually to myself), so I'm actually proud of myself for having said something. I may have avoided eye contact when I said it, and I may not have told her that it's a breach of confidentiality to ask questions like that... but I'm still glad I said something
. That's a step forward for me. I guess that's the nature of their office. When I was in the exam room down the hall waiting for the doctor I heard someone on the phone calling a patient and clearly (and loudly) saying "Mrs. such and such we got your test results back and it's just a cyst, which means......". So although I respect the medical advice I got, I don't foresee myself returning there in the future.
And thanks again for the encouragement! I appreciate it.