Day 9: Worst Doctor Ever
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I had a frustrating day yesterday. Here's the context-
A few weeks ago, I posted a message in the "Help! Panic Button!" Section of the website about a horrible experience I had with a gynecologist. Well, the Worst Doctor Ever Saga continues:
She ran blood work to check me for hypothyroidism or PCOS. She coded the blood work as "gain in weight" a symptom, rather than diagnostically based. As a result, my insurance company wouldn't cover it. So I called her office (because obviously, I'm going to appeal the insurance charges) asking if I can supplement my documentation with doctors notes that verify those were the underlying conditions the doctor was checking for, and basically, she said no! Can you believe it?
She told her nurse to tell me she would never check thyroid levels on someone my age (I'm 27). Then why did she check my TSH level. I asked the nurse this, "Why else would a doctor run someone's TSH levels but for hyper or hypo thyroidism?" Her reply, "I don't know what to tell you. That's just what the doctor said."
So now I'm getting documentation of my family history to contest the bill and attempting to get her doctor's notes (the office is fairly cooperative, so maybe this won't be as frustrating today). I'm not going to pay over $100 because this doctor is ignorant. I hope she handles her deliveries with more care and attentiveness. Otherwise, she's just asking for a malpractice suit.
Also, no weight loss for day 2. It's that TOM so maybe I should just stop weighing myself for a few days.
I hope today is a better day!