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Mon Jul 26, 2021, 11:53 AM

This Doesn't Help. ER Doc Tells Us Long Covid

is a myth and in Hubby's head. Cites WSJ. Hubs tells him spend more time reading the New England Journal of Medicine if you are serious about this doctor stuff.

Goes downhill from there.

Blows off SVT's, says to take aspirin. This is for a cancer/aortic aneurysm patient. Where is there good medical care?

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 12:04 PM

1. Nationally, there is a real problem with physicians not keeping up with the COVID-19 literature

That is why early treatment including monoclonal antibody infusions that could make a BIG difference is not even widely offered in ERs across the country. Many ER physicians STILL believe it should be reserved for those most seriously ill when the opposite is true.

If you have someone with medical training in the family, they may be your best advocate, but will probably still have to bend over backward so as not to "offend." But if the physician becomes defensive or belligerent when questioned, go elsewhere. Likewise, if you are trapped (as it sounds as though you may be) in the "specialty" Olympics where the oncologist doesn't want to tread on the cardiologist's turf, etc. Our health system generally does a piss poor job with coordination of care. But, still, you need to be firm and request a valid answer to your concerns and issues.

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 12:04 PM

2. Good care is not an automatic thing.

I was nearly killed by a dr. who sewed me up while hemorrhaging because it was time to take his trophy wife to dinner. He's not a dr. anymore, but that didn't help fix the issues he caused. REcommendations are really the way to go, unfortunately I didn't know anyone who had used a plastic surgeon and got the most rotten apple off the tree.

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Response to lark (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 08:10 AM

7. Recommendations don't always work well,

either. While in college, a campus nurse recommended a doctor to me for since I didn't have a regular one. He diagnosed my problem, but failed to treat it correctly. Every time I called his office to say that I was not improving, he said it took time for the medication to work. This is true for the condition, but he was also supposed to monitor it with blood tests at regular intervals, which I didn't know and he didn't do, to adjust dosage and brand if necessary.

So several months later, I was in such bad shape that I had to withdraw from classes. I spoke to someone else familiar with my condition who said I should switch doctors. I did, and both the brand and dose had to be changed. Meantime, the first doctor lost his license to practice in the state due to malpractice in other cases.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 03:07 PM

8. Wow, sorry you had such a bad experience.

Now that I think of it, I too had a bad recommendation when I was 20. I had been going to Planned Parenthood for birth control but got a job and had insurance that didn't cover them. The nurse gave me the names of 2 Ob/Gyn's she said they had worked with. Long story short, the dr. I choose was a nightmare, didn't treat my dysplasia, did terrible f/u so didn't realize it was getting worse. When I went to another dr. because he had been charged with sexual assault, my dysplasia was at the severe state. Fucker almost caused me to get cancer.

I really meant recommendation from someone being treated, not from another dr. or medical practitioner Those can be sketchy.

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 12:06 PM

3. I had a dentist tell me that Covid was a hoax.

Funny he also fucked up my teeth too. Unfortunately he was already working on me before he said that so I couldn't just walk away. I didn't go back and tell everyone not to go there, that he dr. is insane and a terrible dentist.

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 05:19 PM

4. cancer and aneurysm and no primary care physician to advocate/advise/conuslt?

no cancer specialist?

an ER doctor that ignorant needs reporting or suing. letting them go unquestioned is one reason care is shitty.

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Response to Kali (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 10:35 PM

6. A Block Of Swiss Cheese

Has less holes in it than this one's tales of woe.




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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Mon Jul 26, 2021, 10:31 PM

5. Definitely dump him and find a new doctor.

Preferably get a recommendation or a referral if you have any contacts. This is ridiculous. I hope you and your husband remain in good health while you are looking.

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 04:07 PM

9. Medical mistakes are the third highest cause of death

By some estimates as high as 250,000 people. Let that sink in for a bit.
Here is a reference:
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/22/medical-errors-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-america.html
If any other industry had numbers like this, they would probably be be gone or heavily regulated.

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