Doctor Gripe (Rant)
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|Thu, 10-30-2008 - 10:26am|
So I think I've mentioned that my doctor is not doing OB anymore and I will be switching to another practice for my prenatal care.
She used to be with a practice nearby my house to which she wants to refer me. After my scan on Tuesday, she gave me the number to a doctor for my CVS. I scheduled my CVS and as it turns out, this doctor was with my prior OB whom I loved but is now the head up at Yale Medical School. Out of curiosity, I got their website and found that 3 of my prior doctors are at this office! I was pretty happy because I felt comfort in already knowing and trusting doctors instead of starting off new.
So I pick up the phone, call the office and tell them I want my prenatal care done with them. They then tell me that since I am a patient of one of their referring doctors, I would need a referral letter to switch. To this I responded with the explanation that my current doc no longer does OB and that these doctors were my doctors on my previous pregnancies. Further more my current doctor does not make my decisions for me on whom I will see and does not "own" me. The receptionist proceeds with "those are the rules blah blah blah". I figure, let me play by their rules and get the stupid letter.
I call back my current GYN and leave the message that I need this letter. She then calls me back but I miss the call and leaves the message that it was up to me to go there but she wouldn't write the letter until my CVS results come back! Now I'm pissed because to me, that is not encouraging AND I will be nearly 13 weeks by then! I know there isn't much that goes on in the first trimester with the doctor but I want to be settled into the groove already! Not waiting around for the whims of others.
Am I being really hormonal and irrational? Needless to say I put another call in to her but am awaiting the call back grrr