Thursday, March 05, 2009
Back from doctors.
Well, the worst case happened. Went in and they did nothing. LOL Omg. The doctor was like, I can't do a referral. I said: Well your office said that you could. She said : You must not have told them you were pregnant. I was like, "Actually I set up the appointment for the pregnancy and they booked me out to April and then I asked for an U/S referral and they gave me this date. It's right on my list, "Pregnancy, U/S referral" and she's like, "I can't do this, I can send in a referral but you have to call it in."
So I told her, Yes, I have to confirm it but you have to set it up. I just can't go off and say, "Hey I want to have a U/S, I have to have a doctor say that I need one and then I have to get the confirmation number from the insurance and set up the appointment."
She agreed so I was sitting there like, "WTH??? Why did we just go through that? It's on my paper work that I'm here for a 20 week pregnancy U/S referral and you just admitted that you can and have to give the referral and I have to get the confirmation number...what was the issue???"
So then she tells me that she's gonna set me up to get my blood work done. I tell her that I don't want all the screenings and that I've been tested just recently for much of it and that I know my blood type, it's on my other info. She blows over me. Then she tells me to take the paperwork for the blood down to their womens clinic, there they would set up an appointment for me but I had to call my insurance for the referral.
Didn't we just go over this whole deal about how I couldn't ask for a referral and could only confirm one?
I realize that I'm going no where on this path and just give up.
So I decide that while I'm there I'm gonna get help with my knee which has been paining me and I think I have gout in, my toe (I had my nails done and now have a fungus) and my heart burn. She tells me that I can take no medications at all. There's nothing she can do about any of it. She goes on to say that I can't even take Tylenol.
I'm thinking to myself, "Well ya'll sure are quick to load me up on drugs soon as I walk into the hospital in labor, now aren't ya?"
Then she ask if I'm taking prenatals and folic acid. I tell her no, they have trace amounts of mercury in them that isn't good for the baby. She looked at me as if I was crazy.
She then went in to tell me about the doctors at the clinic. I told her about the testing I wanted done during the U/S and she said that it was for high risk matters and I don't meet it and my insurance won't cover it.
She told me to get the blood work done and instead, I walked out the building.
But, no tears! They just confirmed everything I had been fearing all these years. They are not listening, they are only covering their asses, it's all about the bottom line and everyone is clueless or has their own opinion and none of them can agree.
Really, why did I bother to get a confirmation of my pregnancy? By the time I get in after jumping through hoops, I'll either have felt the baby move, saw him/her move or will have delivered by then.