Thursday, January 06, 2011
Obesity. That's what medical code 278.00 means as a diagnosis. Since my gynecologist can't perform an exam without inflicting pain on me, she sent me for an ultrasound. When I called to make the appointment the lady asked me for the reason, before I could say she asked me for the code where it says "Dx"; I gave it to her and said, "whatever that means", and the lady mentioned I could Google it. (you really can find out anything with Google, how about that). I was livid to find out it means "obesity". What does that have to do with it? I know my height and weight put me in that category, but does it really need to be put in just because there was no other number to put there? I guess there was no number for "The doctor ran out of patience". Everyone needs to be labeled, I guess.