I have been having symptoms that could be related to MS. I have not been diagnosed with anything yet. I just had an MRI of my cervical spine on Monday. I called my doctor on Friday to see if he knew the results, and his secretary told me that the results were in. She told me that she would have the doctor call me before he left for the weekend. He never called me. Part of me wants to think that him not calling me was because he just forgot, but another part of me thinks that maybe he doesn't want to tell me the bad news over the phone. So my question is, is it normal for a dr. to not tell you your results over the phone? Has anyone had their dr. give them their results over the phone?
I suspected all along because of my symptoms, but the diagnosis was still a shock.
he's very nice and discusses it w/me and even calls me (most drs seem to have their nurses call)
he told me from MRI that i had some brain shrinkage and most likely had had it for years
he's very straight forward, no bs, and gets to the point, before him i saw a HORRIBLE neuro who tried to blame my symptoms on valium, and gave me lyrica and i almost killed myself.
i found out from her nurse it is ALL she prescribes (talk about kickbacks)
she even told me 'ignore anything bad i found online about it'
Well I definitely know the difference between a good and bad neuro now.
I pity anyone who gets her.
I got home on a Friday to find a message from the neuro asking me to call for an appointment so he could discuss the results of my brain scan.
Too late to call back, so I was going to call back Monday.
Early Monday morning while I'm in the shower, I hear a voice leaving a message on the answering machine telling me that it's the MS clinic calling to make an appointment that my neuro has requested.
Nice, Huh? I stood in the shower in shock - I mean I had asked my GP almost 3 years ago if I had MS & was told no. Had a thoracic MRI which I was told was clear aand now this?
Called the clinic back to confirm what I had just heard & told them that I hadn’t had a consultat with the neuro yet.
And because of that they played a cat & mouse game refusing to confirm I had MS - I told them thanks for nothing and that it was pretty obvious.
Saw the neuro two days later, who tells me he had suspected MS the 1st time he saw me almost 2 years ago when he ordered a thoracic MRI & should have ordered a brain scan as well but he didn’t. Also he thought maybe he saw telltale MS lesions but didn't bother to ask for a brain scan right away.
So I felt I had been hung out to dry by this clown. I mean what was I to him -- chopped liver???
The whole thing was a vile fiasco and left me reeling, depressed and angry at the medical community in general.
I haven't been back to see either that neuro or my GP. I figure I'm better off without them - with physicians like that who needs enemies?
Went to the MS clinic to see a different neuro who after examing me and interviewing me in depth told me I had SPMS and there was nothing to be done for it.
So guess what? I'm taking vitamins, supplements, exercise following a modified SWANK diet and seeing a naturopath.
Ya think ?????Some dr's have ZERO bedside manner and have no business being in the health care profession.
I wish that there was a mandatory course for bedside manner in medical school that all dr's would have to pass before they were unleashed on the unsuspecting public.
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