Monday, October 22, 2012
Right now I am just going to blow off a little steam.
Last week, I called the Endocrinologists office. I asked if we could do a blood test for
INSULIN RESISTANCE. I received some blood work back. It was a Basic Metabolic Panel. They test Glucose, Potassium, Sodium, etc. I thought I was waiting for the insulin test to come back but today I find out that the doctor DIDN'T order an insulin resistance test.
HOW COULD HE NOT ORDER THE SPECIFIC TEST I ASKED FOR?
I am the office today but I think this is ridiculous. I understand that doctors are busy but I called last week to ask for an IR test and it could have been completed with the Basic Metabolic Panel.
I know that the Medical Assistant said he was doing multiple but other tests but she said that was in addition to the IR test.
I know it doesn't seem like that big of a deal but this could have saved a trip and it also could have saved some time.
One of my biggest pet peeves in when someone does not use their listening skills.
Today is still a really good day and it was peaceful for the most part but I wasn't expecting this. My friend always says expect the unexpected. Boy, is he right about that!
UPDATE: I called the Endocrinologists office and guess what? He did put the orders in. The lab missed the order. I remember the woman in the lab having a little bit of a difficult time reading the orders. The phlebotomists had to help her out. I can't place the entire blame on her because I could have spoke up and told her to call the doctor's office to clarify the orders. Of course, you would think that she would already know that.
I have to go back in and get the test redone. I am waiting for the doctor's office to call me back.