Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ticked Off

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I have been trying to get my Proventil refilled since Monday. I have heard nothing from the doctor's office and neither has the pharmacist. I called the office today to find out what was the delay. The nurse(?) who answered the phone was quite rude, saying I hadn't been in for awhile and she didn't know where this prescription came from. I told her since the canister is now completely empty I'd appreciate if they could at least approve one refill and I'd make an appointment if necessary. She said (quite abruptly) that she'd have to talk to the doctor and call me back. She never called.

I just talked to the pharmacist again and the refill is still not approved. I am an asthmatic with no rescue inhaler - and I've been having trouble breathing for the last week. I may need to find a doctor who's got employees that give a damn about my health.

15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

snap. that sucks...figure someone might be concerned for liable if not their patients...you do have someone to help in case you need it, right?

Jen said...

I'm tempted to say no, but at least one person would disagree. I'll be okay. If it's not refilled tomorrow morning, I'll find a new doctor.

sage said...

that sounds like a bummer--hope it gets worked out soon.

jack69 said...

It amazes me lately (last few years) that it seems the it is the monetary end, they look at, rather than the Hypocratic Oath.

Every doctor I know always says, "Make an appoint for 1-2-3-4 weeks. anything to keep you coming back. If you don't, then make room for someone who will be a repeat customer.
It is strictly a business instead of a healing process.

Bernie said...

Just go into the office and sit there until you see the doctor, you shouldn't be without your inhaler, it is dangerous.
I was at a Joan Borysenko speech one time and she used this same quote, I have never forgotten it as I found it so wise. Be well my friend.....:-) Hugs

Tempo said...

SO not fair, how can they do this to a fellow human...and a fellow countryman. (countrywoman)

Vince said...

Oh, for the love-a-duck. I know the medics have a Royalist vision of their importance. Based on George VI ability to have a good crap.
That a Republic continues, and where a Republican State exacerbates with Licencing.
For heavens sake woman just how the heck did you arrive at 40+ with a girl-child and not have a Cousin Vinny.

Kisses from Tipperary

Heff said...

First of all, get you a rescue inhaler.

Secondly, "Proventil" ? That's the most STUPID name I've heard for a drug since THIS ONE :

www.aciphex.com

Rebecca S. said...

What a pain that is! I say that if they are going to make medicine an elite business with nasty 'salespeople', then it is your right to shop around for a better doctor.

The Blue Zoo said...

Wow, Id be pissed! I say call back and ask for the office manager.

Kelly said...

I'd be looking for a new doctor.

You don't want to end up at the ER for something that could have been prevented with one call to the pharmacy.

blueviolet said...

I'd march right into that office and demand a scrip.

Kathleen Scott said...

There's word, related to bodily functions, for people like that nurse.

Find somebody better. Now, before you have an attack. Then send the old doctor a letter to his home address saying why you won't be back.

And take a bubble bath tonight, knowing you deserve kindness.

Heather said...

Oh goodness!! Please do try to calm down just a little, my neice always seems to have an attack when she gets worked up.
That just stinks that they are dragging their butts about something soo important!

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