update on frustrating dr appts
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|Sat, 02-21-2009 - 2:20pm|
I posted a couple message a couple months ago about an arrhythmia and doctors that were not listening to me. Just wanted to provide an update at least for Geri since you've asked...
I went to see another cardiologist a few weeks ago who came highly recommended by someone who demands what she deserves from doctors, so I was very hopeful. Let's just say he blew me off before I even got there. I never even received history forms to fill out. His solution was to "get off all your medications and start an exercise program". Among many other things he said that I didn't appreciate.
Since then, I've decided to go to Mayo Clinic. I called the cardiology dept. to make an appt. They told me to fax my records to them... they'd have a dr. review them and make a recommendation, and then they would call back to set up the appointment. I faxed the records, and within 2 hours I got the call back to schedule an appointment. Much faster than they told me it would be. :) They sent me the appointment schedule, and I see that I will be seeing a dr. in the heart failure clinic. I already feel like I'm being taken more seriously. My appt. there is at the end of March, so not too far away.
Thanks for helping to push me to keep searching for some answers. I sure hope this trip to Mayo will be worth it. I can say from previous experience there that they are very thorough, more proactive than most, and want to answer all of your questions so you understand. That's what I'm looking for.