I haven't posted much but I do come in and read all the time. I can tell how compassionate so many of you are on this board. I am just so angry I want to tell you what happened to me today.
The last two times I went to see my PM my blood pressure was a little high. They said I need to go to my GP and get it checked out. Well, I don't have a gp close, I moved 45 miles away, but I figured it was time to find an MD in my town.
Ok, I call this DO in the phone book cause he takes walk-ins and I thought this would be a piece of cake to get this taken care of. I thought I would just go in and tell him my blood pressure was high and I needed some bp pills. I had no idea they had to do blood work, etc. first. That was fine with me, no problem.
I called his office and the doctor answered his phone, which to me that sounded a little strange, but Oh well, I just needed to get some blood pressure pills, right?
Here is the conversation between me and the doc:
Doc.Dr ______'s office
Me-Yes, I need to come in and have my blood pressure checked to see if I need bp pills.
Doc- Well, why do you think you need blood pressure pills?
Me- Well, I go to a pm in _____ and my bp was high last time I was in to see him two days ago.
Doc-Oh, I don't give out pain pills!
Me- I'm not asking for pain pills, I just want my bp checked to see if I need to be on some kind of bp meds.
Doc- Well, I'm not going to give you pain pills, I'm not that kind of doctor!
Me- I said I go to a pm already but they don't treat bp problems so that is why I need to come in and see you.
Doc- Well, just what makes you think you can just come in and I'll hand you some bp pills without doing blood work on you?
I almost wanted to say "you know you must be some kind of quack to talk to me like that!
I'm just so mad! Needless to say, I DID NOT go to that creep. I found another lady doctor that got everything under control.
Has anyone ever had anything like this happen to them? That jerk made me feel like some kind of junkie or something. Things like that really bother me. It's bad enough that we hurt and have to depend on pain meds just to help us live day to day but then to have to put up with that on top of everything else.
Well, thanks for letting me vent!
I hope this post doesn't sound stupid, I'm just so friggin mad right now just thinking about that doctor!