Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Arm: Dr Visit #1

Well, the good news is I have a new primary physician.  I like her.  She’s smart and has a dry sense of humor.  She listens and is pretty much no nonsense.  But she thinks my arm problem is beyond her capabilities.  That’s the bad news.  She has referred me to an orthopedist.

Unfortunately she picked one “out of network” with our insurance so I won’t be able to afford to go there.  I have been on the phone all day with the dr office, the referral line and dh’s benefits office trying to find an in network dr.  Dh’s work changed insurance this year and no one, literally no one knows what is going on.  My dr thought any dr she referred me to was considered in network.  The referral line lady had a list of orthopedic doctors but didn’t know who was in network (how, how do you work for the stupid hospital and have the same insurance yourself and not know this?  How?)  I am awaiting a call from dh with results of his talk with the benefits department.  Gah this is so frustrating!  I turned down the primary physician’s offer of prescription pain pills thinking a.) I would be seeing a specialist and getting this actually fixed and b.) that I don’t like taking strong meds.  Now of course I’ve been in pain all day and it looks like it will be weeks before I see an orthopedist.

Anywho, I know this doesn’t make for good blog reading but it sure helps my disposition to get his off my chest (and saves my poor dh and kiddos from yet another rant from mom lol.)  Blogs…the internet’s version of yoga.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Ouch. I'm sorry your arm is giving you such trouble. I hope you can get the help you need soon.

    Peace and Laughter,


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