Thursday, February 28, 2013
I went to the doctor last Friday and it truly was a bad experience. I got there 10-15 minutes early like they told me to so I could check in. My appointment was at 2:15 so I arrived about 1:50PM. I took a seat and my appointment time came and went. I got called at 3:15 to go back and have my blood pressure and temperature taken. I had to sit in the room for 20 minutes because I had to wait for a room to open up. I finally got called to the room at 3:35 and had to wait even longer. The doctor came in at 4:00 and asked me 5 questions about my back. He had me bend down, he felt my back with his fingers, and then had me walk down the hallway in front of him. We sat back down and he said I have muscle strain which I call a load of bull because I've had that told to me before and here it is 3 years later. Anyways he said to stand as much as I can, sitting makes it worse, use a heating pad or hot shower, take tylenol, and he prescribed a muscle relaxer to help with back spasms. He said it should take two weeks to heal but if it doesn't to come back in. The appointment with him literally lasted 5 minutes tops. I was so upset and annoyed all I wanted to do was get out of there and go home. I picked up the medicine and here I am a week later in the same amount of pain. The back meds do not work and my back is still in spasms. The hot shower did nothing but to make it hurt even more. I can't believe I had to wait over an hour just to see a doctor for 5 minutes. Something seems terribly wrong with this picture. I guess those who are uninsured just have to deal with the long wait times and over booking at clinics.