My primary care physician has been my doctor since I was two years old. He has been our daughters since she was born ( 19 months). When we went for well baby we started immunizations. I asked for only polio, diptheria, and measules. They told me that it all came in one shot and that I couldn't pick and choose which ones I wanted. So, I did two rounds. My daughter reached very badly to both rounds. High fever over 100, swelling, and a hard rock like place at the sight of injection that lasted for several months that hurt her very badly all of the time. Needless to say I didn't go for a third round.
She had an acident yesterday requiring stiches. I called the office and told them what happened and they told me to bring her in and they would take care of it. We sat in the waiting room with a bleeding child for over an hour while they took allergy shot patients in that came in behind us before we went in. Then my doctor gave me a lecture about how I was a bad parent because I didn't finish my shots for my daughter. Saying that everyone gets shots, and I won't be able to get her into school without them. In which I told him that none of my per group give their children all of the shots suggested by doctors, and that she was going to be home schooled. He rolled his eyes and told my husband to talk some sence in me. Which pissed me off, Like my husband was the only person not crazy in our family or something. He also said that he couldn't give her stiches because he didn't have a craddle board to tye her down to, as my daughter is his only patient under 10 years old. Then he told us to go to the hospital.
We went to the hospital where we waited with a bleeding baby for another two hours. When we got to see a nurse she laughted and said that no one has used a craddle board in the last 15 years because it is unusually cruel and unnecissary. Also, that we should have gone to our family doctor to get this done. Which we had! So, we got the stiches and it ended up costing us over 800.00 dollars. 10x what it would have cost to have them done in a doctors office.
I called the office back and told them what the nurse had said and that it could have been done there. She said, " Your daughter got the stiches she needed, Right?" I said yes. Then she had the nerve to say, " Then I don't understand what the problem is!" I told her that the doctor refussed service to an injured child, insulted my parenting, and ended up costing us 10X what it would have if he had just done his job. She said I should find another doctor if I was upset. I have never been so insulted. what in the hell am I suppost to do!