Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Held Hostage by Doctors

  1. I ordered contact lenses on-line the other day. Yesterday I received a phone call from the company that my eye doctor won't give permission for the entire order to be filled. He'll only release my prescription for six months, which means I lose all of the discounts and rebates. Now that I'm ticked off, I continued with the purchase of six months worth because that will give me enough time to find a new frickin' eye doctor.
  2. When I picked up my monthly packet of pills, I noticed the phrase "no refills" screaming at me from the label. I was last at the girly doctor on March 1st for a complete round of tests, as I'm sure I mentioned on this very blog. So I call the office and discover my doctor has put a hold on the prescription because she wants me in for a follow-up pap. Hello? Ever heard of a phone? Said doctor has also relocated to an office on the other side of town. Since that ain't going happen, I have an appointment with one of the other female doctors at my office. I just hope her English language skills are better than the now former doctor's.

The doctors of the world are on my shit list today.


Unknown said...

Oh man. Teh stinky. I can't believe your eye doctor wouldn't release your prescription for a whole year. That's so weird. And same with the girly doc. Why wouldn't they call you?

BerryBird said...

My girly doctor sucks, too. I am currently battling with them over payment for a visit I had back in March. They are still billing with a code that caused the insurance company to reject payment due to a pre-existing condition, even though I last had said condition in 1997. The insurance company says they'll pay if the Doc resubmits the bill without that code, but that seems to be the stumbling block. So lame. Your issues are equally incomprehensible. WTF?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Doctors are for the most part a bunch of total @$$holes! In my opinion. Take the ones that lied to me and tortured me, giving me those nerve conduction tests like medieval torture and saying it would "just be a tingle" and then the ones who kept me awake all night for two days. That was fun too.

Sorry you had to go through that. :-(


Hope your replacement doctors are better.

I'd finally rounded up a bunch of good doctors that I liked--right before I moved--now I have to start all over.

So sorry!