jacksonsmommy wrote:I got my follow up doppler in Calgary, but I had to be a bit of a biatch in order to get it!
My GP gave me the referral and then the ultrasound place said they "couldn't" do it. Gave me some crap lines about it being experimental/College of Physicans says no, etc.. My response was that I wasn't looking for a diagnosis of CCSVI, but to make sure my stent was still patent. I also said "If you can't do venous dopplers, why is there a check box on your form for it?".
I ended up having to go up a couple of levels of management. To really make my point, I also sent them a copy of the Zamboni protocol from a vascular journal.
Moral of the story - don't take no for an answer. You have to be your own health advocate.
Where and when did you go for your doppler ultrasound? I went to my GP for a requisition 2 or 3 weeks ago and am waiting for a call from Sunridge Diagnostic Imaging - know someone that went there for a follow-up. Going to phone tomorrow and see what's up???? Heard they were trained properly and did a good job.