| | What does "excessive tests" mean?
I really am frustrated with my doctor, and I decided to look up about filing a complaint about him. I read a list of things that are complaint-worthy, and among them is "excessive tests." My situation is this:
Doctor orders tests. Doctor waits unitl month-later follow up to view test results. Doctor tells me I have hyperthryoid. Doctor tells me he isn't referring me to a specialist because I have no insurance and it's expensive. Doctor orders "thryoid scan." Have thryoid scan. At follow-up to scan, dotor says "What is this? Who ordered this test?" Doctor then informs me that he meant "thryoid hormone uptake test." Not the same thing. I ask him why. He hemms and haws and finally says that it's to find out "whether your nodules are inflamed. But based on your symptoms and your blood levels, I think you have Grave's disease." So.....why the extra test? Is this "Excessive testing?" Who should have to pay for the test he messed up? I can't start taking my medications until the next test is over. Meaning, I'm to remain sick until my next test (At the end of the month!!!). What should I do?