Thursday, June 20, 2013
Dr. Alias is a very sweet and kind doctor. She really listen to me. She tried to scheduled me for a colonoscopy and was trying to see the results of the last one I had when I was 49 (end of 2004/early 2005). Sent me down to medical records to sign a release for records. The lady there said "Why?". I explained the doctor was unable to locate them. She went into the system and it took a few mins. but she found them. Said not to worry she would let the office girls & doctor know they were in the computer, so no release was necessary since I was her patient and the release was on file for all of my doctors. So doctor will get back to me to see if I was to wait 5 or 10 yrs. b/4 I had another one.
She also wanted to sched. an ultra sound for my thyroid, since I am on medication and my older sister had thyroid cancer. I guess she may or may not do that at some point in the near future.
I am also to call and make appointment for a Mammogram since it has been over 2 yrs. I will also be making an appointment with dermatology because of 2 moles. I have my hearing test scheduled for Monday, to check how my ear has heal since the perforation.
The other thing is she scheduled me to go to the Coumadin/Warfarin clinic which I have been avoiding for about 3 yrs. Which now I will required to go to about once a month. I have been doing my blood work only about every 3 months. This is a big no-no when on blood thinners and l/d aspirin. Kelly called me from the clinic, wanted to sched. a new patient interview. I explained I wasn't new to the clinic, that I use to go for a number of years but had stopped due to insurance problems and money issues. So I will have to go get pricked all the time, and see her next Friday.
Look at all these lovely tests that the doctor wants. lol One reason I was sticking with my Rheumatologist for everything, because he knows me, my condition and I see him more than all the other doctors combined. But he said insurance/hospital would soon require a primary doctor, before a specialist. My primary Dr. Boston retired 2.5 yrs ago. Saw him for over 25 yrs. and he was great with kids & hubby loved him. Lots of copays $10 a visit, $3 parking, coming my way and we have to pay the first $500 (bloodwork & some other stuff) out of pocket even with being a PPO.
So how was your day??? xo