So, remember a few posts back when I talked about my awful miscarriage followup appointment with my ob/gyn? You know, where they didn’t look at the chart and see I had miscarried and started treating me like a pre-natal patient? Well, it turns out there was a reason for that…
I looked at my phone this morning and saw I had missed a call earlier today from my ob/gyn office. I figured they were calling to yell at me for not getting my blood work done yet (we did try to go Friday, but it was closed…). I listened to the message and it said, “This is Dr. T’s office. I noticed that we don’t have your next appointment down on the books. I don’t know if we just forgot to put it in or if you haven’t scheduled one yet. Please call me back.” Immediately, my blood began to boil. I just knew – I KNEW – that they still thought I was pregnant.
I called back and actually got the receptionist (usually I have to leave a message, then call back later when they don’t return my call). It was even the woman who had left the message for me. Conversation was something like this:
Her: Hi! I’m the one that called you!
Me: Yeah, why did you call me?
Her: We seem to have either forgotten to write your next appointment down or we didn’t schedule one.
Me: I don’t understand. Why do I need an appointment?
Her: Aren’t you pregnant?
Me: *cleansing breath so I don’t go ALL out on her* No I miscarried.
Her: Oh, um…
Me: This is the SECOND time this has happened and it’s getting very frustrating!
Her: I’m sorry, no one seems to have written that in the computer or on your chart. I’ll be sure to do that.
Me: Thanks *hangs up phone*
I can’t BELIEVE they didn’t write it down!!! At least I know what happened with my last appointment, the nurse couldn’t have looked at my chart to know what I was there for – BECAUSE THE DAMN DOCTOR NEVER WROTE IT DOWN!!!!! I’m so over you Dr. Tam. We are done – through, over, Elvis has left the building and he ain’t comin’ back!
I try not to name my doctors on this blog, but seriously, if you’re in the Chicago area, DON’T go see Dr. Teresa Tam!! I’ve had nothing by awkward or bad experiences there. I was never comfortable with her. I’m in the market people, lookin’ for a new doctor. Who can treat me the way I deserve to be treated. Someone who can be sensitive to my needs, to my wants and desires…
Wait, that’s starting to sound like a personal add! I guess that’s what I need to write though!
WANTED: A doctor who knows about PCOS and it’s complications. A doctor who will treat me like a person, not a number. A doctor who will read my chart BEFORE entering the room, and also to WRITE DOWN important information IN my chart. Someone I don’t have to explain my entire history to every time I go in, because they’ve read my chart and know it!
Okay, my venting is out. Seriously though, if you ARE in the Chicago area and have a good recommendation for me, let me know!