Jun 20, 2008
Seems to me that dr.s just want to keep their patients in the dark when it comes to diagnosis and not to give them their records if it is for the patient themself. GEESH, aren't we the patients entitled to our own records without such scorn. I think some dr.s just do not like the patient knowing anything about their own healthcare, other that is, except for what the dr. WANTS TO TELL THEM. NOTHING MORE. I have found dr.s tend to not want to have to answer anymore questions then need be. After all, is not that what they went to school for?
I had to pay $10.00 today for my own medical records, for a measly 5 printed pages, summaries of what was done and test results. When I had my Stress test, not only did I get the printed report, but the copy of my Perfusion pictures on CD, hardcopy, and not a charge at all, !! I went to my hospital where I have had numerous procedures done the last 8 years and they copied over 2 inches of tests, including EKGS, nurses notes, etc, and no charge at all.
Another thing I noticed, is that dr. do not allways listen to everything you say. when I was describing my ( MI )symptoms to the dr. the initial visit, this is what the dr. put on the record. ""She describes a intital episode of pressure like pain in the center of the chest while in the video store.this was accompanied by lightheadness, nausea and SOB" What I told him and is on my medical record is this: Extreme Pressure Squeezing pain in high mid chest, nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, feeling faint. ( light headness )pain to jaw and extreme fear,
He left out Sweating, pain to the jaw,and the fear. He can make it sound by the pain, nausea, and SOB like lots of other symptoms. Apparently he didn't listen very well. Also under my Alleriges, he put: SWELLING, WITH CEPHALASPORINS, RASH WITH NEOSPORIN. I did not just have Swelling with Cephalasporns, I went into antaphylactic shock and almost died, was in ICU, Swelling can mean a lot less than Antaphylactic shock.
my overall point is just that I am frustrated with this whole Cardiovascular Specialist thing in general. I wish and I will say this again and again, that I could have one of these Angina attacks while under or at a medical exam so it could be diagnosed properly and without hesitation or wondering. I still believe that if I were a male I would have gotten better care and diagnosed far earlier than this and before now. Male dr.s at least the cardiologist I have seen seem more hesitant about seeing a female pt than a male of the same age and same symptoms.
Just hoping that when I go back to my regular dr. that I can get more help than I got this past month. The dr.s have almost made me feel like I was wasting their time, and that I was the typical " overweight, middle age, panic female who worries over every little twinge." If I was a 40 year old smoking male, overweight with chest pain, I would get more attention than I did. Actually, I think I could be a 30 something age male with no weight problems, no high blood pressure or cholesteral problems non smoker, and still get more help than the help I got with my history. There now I have Ranted, and feel better. Well not really, but it will do. anybody else feel the same way. ?