Now who is lying
January 3, 2013 3:35pm CST
The specialists office called, while I was at work. I said I was suppose to make an appointment, I have called about 5 times and left a message. I then called last night and said if I don't hear anything then I will stop the medication, I am not chasing some doctor, wasting even more money, to be put in circles. This dumb secretary (which is full of sh*t anyways), calls and said she has called 4 times, and left a message. Now they have my parents number not mine as they refuse to take cellphone numbers. She said the only appointment they have is January 22nd at 230pm which is a Tuesday, This doctor is famous for being late (hours late for the apppointments), and I have to work at 330pm, it's 45 minutes to get there, and another back. I had said in the message I either need early in the morning, or later in the evening (at the end of the week). Supposeable they cant do that, which I am not missing work, to sit there stare at a wall, for the doctor to say thats good we'll see you in x amount of wmonths1. Now I want to know who is lying this secretary about calling, or my parents on whether there was a message. So I will call this lady back tonight, after hours because they don't pick up their phone anyways, and leave a message again seeing what other days are available if nothing I will take the 22nd.
• St. Peters, Missouri
3 Jan 13
I had a problem similar to this with my specialist. I called 10 or more times over the space of a week. Left my name and phone number. Sometimes even calling every hour. This was a new doctor I was trying to reach. I knew I had to see a doctor and there would be at least another month or two just to get the first appointment. So I finally drove over an hour to the doctor's office to talk to someone. When I spoke to the secretary she said, "You should have just called." When I told her I had, my boyfriend had been in the room hearing me make these calls, she called me a liar and told me it was impossible because she listens to those recordings several times a day and returns every phone call. Another problem with my daughter's psychologist's office. She had what appeared to be a rash as a reaction to a medication. I had taken the medication previously and had been repeatedly told a rash could be life threatening with this medication and a doctor needed to be told immediately. So I had her call the doctor's office. The nurse told her she would give the doctor the information and ask the doctor to call her back. When we didn't hear anything and it was nearing the end of the work day, I had her call the office again. They had stopped answering the phones for the day. So we jumped into the car and drove the 15 minutes to his office. There the secretary left the room momentarily and returned and said this other nurse had told her she (the other nurse) had called earlier in the day and told us to go to the emergency room. As we were walking out of the office, I checked my phone to see if I had missed any calls. Sure enough, I had. I had received a message earlier from them with the above message. Timestamp: 2 minutes earlier They're just like anybody else. They don't do their jobs and then blame others and cover their a** as best as they can. The problem is, a lot more is riding on whether they do their jobs or not than most jobs.