I get the first available appointment of the day, which is 7:30am, (if my appointment doesn't get canceled because doctor is "out of office"). I arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork, which they never look at, and I know they don't because it stays with the receptionist, never to leave her desk. Then I sit in an empty waiting room for 90 minutes or more. Then I get to the treatment room and sit another hour. Nothing is going on in the office, the nurses, PA's and CMA's are doing nothing, because I can hear them laughing and talking about whatever they did the previous evening. The receptionist answers the phone. Doctor finally comes, visit lasts about 3 minutes, of which he is typing on his laptop. On one visit he came in the room, said "oh, I want to you up your dose of Levemir to 80 units a day". At the time I was taking 25 units per day, and there wasn't a recent lab value to justify that. He must have me confused with someone else. Needless to say I did NOT increase my Levemir. I just go there to get insulin prescriptions. The appointment I have coming up in May is with the Physician's Assistant. I am hoping for a better visit, My TSH is 9.3 and I am exhausted and have gained weight, which my diet shouldn't be causing, as I don't "overeat" and insulin dose requirements have actually decreased.
Now my venting is over, guess I needed to.
(Any doctors reading this, I do not mean to insult you, and I am not exaggerating anything. Some doctor's offices are so busy, they cannot spend much time with a patient. That is not the case where I go, there are very few patients scheduled and waiting room is usually empty or there are just one or two people.)