So … The Medical Meat Market Series

I share in case someone can relate.  This is not medical advice.  No duh as the kids say.  The following is my opinion.  Names will be changed to protect the guilty. This may be real or fantasy. With me ya never know.

Now where was I?  Oh ya, the day of the appointment where I posted the following:

New Day New Doc

So … 4/25/18

So … 4/25/18 at 6:28 PM CST

#1linerWeds. 4/25/18

My Brain is Fried

There was a crowd at sign in but I was there early and got taken back at 10, appointment at 10:30.  After height and weight, we passed several rooms before I was placed in #15.  Then the standard blood pressure.

Nurse: The doctor just finished with a patient, you’re next so he will be right in.

He wasn’t.

At 10:30, he breezes in with his medical transcriptionist (made up word for the advance degree note taker).  Both on laptops.  Looking at my scans. Introductions all around. Then I get the goods.

In the old days, any FRAX over 2 was treated.  FRAX is a ratio score for the risk of fracture.  My FRAX score for hip is X and FRAX for overall risk is Y.  Anything over Z and we treat.  Guess what folks, my FRAX was not over the allowed.  Doc says we can simply wait a year and do repeat dexa.  Can I get a hip, hip hurrah?  BUT …

The internet was acting squirrely and there were a few more questions needed to validate the FRAX.  My numbers were subject to change.  After multiple attempts to get the website to load and validate my scores, I was told to call Monday.  In the meantime, labs were ordered and a followup was set.  I knew I could not get out of this that easy.

I am super suspicious.  I do not believe the website won’t load except I was having connectivity issues myself while I waited to be seen.  Maybe he was telling the truth or maybe this is all part of the meat market mentality.  Going to string me along before they tell me I need infusions or something.  All this when maybe I do not even need treatment at all. Can you say conspiracy theory?  Ugh!  Yet again I am certifiable.

As always, more to come.

 

6 thoughts on “So … The Medical Meat Market Series

  1. Those number-driven decisions are always suspect as far as I’m concerned. For years, Mary had been on the borderline as far as being hypothyroid, so they didn’t prescribe her the medication until she complained. Suddenly a host of other problems (depression, insomnia, etc.) all went away…

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  2. LOL I happen to be one of those “advanced degree notetakers” and have been for the last 18 years, but I do it from home in my PJ’s not in an office. I’m sorry you are going through this but you are writing entertaining blog posts.

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