So today I went into the doctor to do another UTI test to make sure the infection is gone before my surgery on Monday. When I got to the receptionist's desk, she said, "You're co-payment is $15." I asked her why because it's just for lab work. She checked with the nurse and told me that in order to do a UTI test I have to see the doctor. So I payed my payment. The first thing the nurse asks me is if I have to empty my bladder KNOWING that is why I came!! So I emptied my bladder and waited in the waiting room for the doctor. When the doctor FINALLY came into the room, she acted like she didn't even know me! She has a private practice so she doesn't have too many patients. I have been to that doctor's office at least once a week for the past few months dealing with my heart and blood clot issues!! If that wasn't bad enough...when I tried to tell her what was happening and that it was very important to have the infection cleared up BEFORE monday for my heart procedure...she wouldn't even let me talk!! I was able to tell her how I had a severe allergic reaction to the last antibiotic. Then she asked what kind of reaction. I barely made a peep before she cut me off again!! She said, "Yeah, uh-huh, well I'm going to put you on... (cant remember name of medicine). Then she sent me on my way! I had to pay $15 for what??? I didn't get to say anything. I wasn't even in there a full minute!! Do doctor's ever treat you like that? I mean my health is fair right now...if I have more concerns I need them answered!!!
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10/22/07 at 8:48pm