Thursday, October 11, 2007

Not My Style

I went to see one of the docs on my list and I don't really like her. In fact, she pissed me off. I went in for a consult. I made that specifically clear. I got to my appointment about 5 mins. til and had to fill out a countless number of new patient forms (which I wasn't aware of or I would have gotten there earlier or filled them out online). I asked if that was necessary for a consult and she said yes, that they were required for all new patients. Fine. I went back about 20 minutes later than my appt. time and they took my stats, then the doctor came in. She said she wanted to put me on birth control. Hello? I'm kinda trying to avoid that! She thought it was best to put me on them for 3 whole months, then if necessary put me on Clomid to "super" ovulate. She asked when me were wanting to try again and we said January. She said to take the bc til Jan, then we could try in February. Why did she even ask if she wasn't going to listen to me anyway? Then she gave me a printout to take to a lab to have my blood drawn and tested for several things, then suggested I come back to see her in 2 weeks. Um, is she my doctor now? I thought this was a consult. I'm pissed and irritated and I don't like her style very much. Did I mention this was an all African American practice. And no office waiting area would be complete without a current monthly subscription to E.bony J.et M.agazine. On one of the covers of this magazine which I was tempted to steal (purely for shits and giggles) was an article about a black woman's survival guide on an all white campus. There should have been an article for a white woman surviving an all black medical office. I'm not racist, I was just very uncomfortable in her office. Hopefully other consults will be better.


The Nanny said...

Sorry you didn't have a good visit :-(

Hopefully the next one will be better!

Monica said...

I'd keep looking. If you feel uncomfortable, it is not the place to be. And going back on the pill seems like going backwards to me.. but then I'm not an OB. BTW, have you heard anything from Kristi? I called you last night at 10 PM. Sorry, but I was freaking out because when I called the hospital for info. they said she was, "having a procedure" at that moment. It was at 10PM. I'm freaking out now too. Please let everything be ok with her and peanut.

Lori said...

I like your added end part about the survival guide. Too funny! I needed a good laugh this morning.

I've not heard from K & J either. I just keep praying everything is OK.