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Oct 14, 2016 2:32 PM

Uggg my DR's admin staff accidentally called me instead of the referral Dr ... Hmmnm apparently the specialist was gastro... When we spoke September 23 it was about a referral for a rheumatologist that should have been made in July ... Considering he finally tested me for fibromyalgia, which I had been talking about for over a year .... WTF??? fYI I have no gastric issues or history of. My disability tribunal is next month ... Finding a new Dr would be difficult. Not sure what else to do .. guess I'll book an appointment to speak to him.
Yipppppeeee more work. End of rant. Cheers!

Oct 14, 2016 3:44 PM

Ugh! Hate that you are being made to do your doctors job. Guess it was a good thing they called you instead so you have time to hopefully establish with a Rheumatologist. :(

Oct 14, 2016 3:47 PM

Thanks Mimi Kay .. I would assume it's at least a 3 month plus wait. To be clear I'm not sure if he will be referring to a rheumatologist ... But even waiting since the 23 of Sept to make a referral is pretty unimpressive ... Now his hours are even less so I'm starting to wonder what's up with his practice.

Oct 14, 2016 6:08 PM

Am truly sorry. If he had to live even one day with your pain he would have pressed that through as an emergency. Will keep you in my thoughts.

Oct 14, 2016 6:16 PM

You should make plans to get another doctor..i know the wait sucks but you can start the transition. See if you really need a referral or if you can schedule to see a Rheumatologist yourself. A lot of the times its your health insurance that makes you seek a referral

Oct 18, 2016 11:42 AM

Yes I especially know how you all feel . If you all need to talk besure and text me

Oct 18, 2016 12:54 PM

Thanks for the feedback ... Trying to get ready for my disability tribunal ... Be proactive ha ha ha. Soooo I popped into my Dr office to a make an appointment and to find out what is up with the referral ... As stated in my file by my Dr ... There is no referral since currently there are no rheumatologists who treat fibromyalgia ... Hello??? My old counselor gave me the name of the top guy in the city for fibromyalgia ... Who is a rheumatologist .... I don't understand. I have an appointment next week ... Which is very close to my deadline to submit pretribunal .... Insert primal scream.

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