Tales of Finding my Voice, Part 4/1
Sunday, February 23, 2020
In December of 2019, during my visit with my Primary doctor, as he was listening to my heart, he looked concerned. He told me he did not know what exactly he was hearing, but her was referring me to a cardiologist.
I reminded him I did not want to see Dr V, to whom he had referred me those years ago.
He said he had two names for me, from the same practice as Dr. V, but not him.
I should have known then.
WHen I called for an appointment, I was told I would have to wait until March to see either of the doctors recommended. If I wanted to get in sooner I could see one of the other cardiologists. No thank you!
IN the meantime, I asked around to see if anyone I knew used those doctors. I heard a couple of good reports.
WHen I went to the appointment, the first red flag was trying to get them to call me Ruth. I also explained that my insurance will bounce back anything listing Mary, instead of Ruth.
WHen I was called back it was "Mary". Needless to say we were not off to a good start.
WHen the doctor came in, addressing me as Mary, I corrected him, and he made fun of me, using a mocking voice to say "seems like you do not know your own name"
He explained nothing. He sent me for an echocardiogram, saying I should have it done in the next week. He prescribed some medication, again no explanations.
As I checked out, They told me it would b a month before they had any echocardiogram appointments. I made the appointment.
WHen I got home I had a call from my prescription company saying they needed to talk to my doctor about my medications.
I immediately called the office. After pushing this number and being put on hold at that number, I was put through to an answering machine. I hung up and called back saying I needed to talk to someone immediately about my medication order. I was told I had to leave a message and someone would get back to me.
I left the message which stated within 48 hours someone would get back to me. It is one year later and I am still waiting for that call.
In the meantime,, I called my insurance company and straightened out the "Mary" issue with them. they have no one named Mary listed on our plan.
I will continue this saga on my next blog.
IN the meantime, I had an unknown heart issue which was stressing me out.
But I am worth the effort. I did not give up. I tried to maintain a positive attitude.
I hope you all have a blessed day.. ANd thanks for reading my blogs.