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Why is it that I am always finding myself having to yell at doctor offices and nurses.<br><br>
A SPECIAL NEEDS child has yet another 102 fever. You do not just call in an antibiotic for them without looking at the bigger picture.........especially after they had pneumonia last month and have another ear infection and are on their way back to see the ENT again. You take the time to figure out what the frell is going on. The UA violation of a nurse TRIED to PREVENT me from getting DD an appointment and tried to INSIST on calling in another antibiotic.<br><br>
Um no. Not going to do that. If she needs to be seen, then see her. Do not just throw an antibiotic at her without checking. For all they know, something else could be going on and the antibiotic be just a waste of time and money. Not going to just let that happen.<br><br>
Am I the only one who sometimes has to yell at these office people to get things done right for their kids?
 

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I have learned the hard way that if you need something for your child that you have to fight for it when it comes to medical office people.<br><br>
They are so busy that if you do not fight or speak up that you will get lost in the shuffle. It is a sink or swim situation. AND IT BITES.
 

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<span><b>Yup.<br><br>
A seasoned yeller here.<br>
Sorry you have to though.<br><br>
I hope your DD feels better soon.<br></b></span><br><span><b>Mary</b></span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><span><b>Yup.<br><br>
A seasoned yeller here.<br>
Sorry you have to though.<br><br>
I hope your DD feels better soon.<br></b></span><br><span><b>Mary</b></span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:</div>
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It just does not sit well with me for her to have these fevers and just to throw an antibiotic at her without looking at her. If there is no cause that can be found at the office, I want some blood work done. She has had too many of these as of late and I want to make sure there is not something else going on. It makes perfect sense to me. Why can't a nurse see that?
 

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This is why I refuse to switch peds, even though it's a 25 minute drive. They will see my child whenever I want them to, and if they feel another prescription is in order, they want to see the child first to make sure it's not something else.<br><br>
Which proves that you are in the right.<br><br>
Our old ped was great, but his office staff was the biggest PITA. Not to mention wait times. We waited for like 45 minutes in the waiting room, was put in the exam room and then waited another HOUR. Three small kids in a small room - not cool. I finally let them open the door and run in the halls while the baby screamed. Seems like the staff forgot to tell the doctor we were there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This is why I refuse to switch peds, even though it's a 25 minute drive. They will see my child whenever I want them to, and if they feel another prescription is in order, they want to see the child first to make sure it's not something else.<br><br>
Which proves that you are in the right.<br><br>
Our old ped was great, but his office staff was the biggest PITA. Not to mention wait times. We waited for like 45 minutes in the waiting room, was put in the exam room and then waited another HOUR. Three small kids in a small room - not cool. I finally let them open the door and run in the halls while the baby screamed. Seems like the staff forgot to tell the doctor we were there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"></div>
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The ped is great and the wait times are not bad at all. It is just the stupid nurse.
 

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Oh, yes. Makes me indescribably weary. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake"><br><br>
It seems (usually) to be better with the specialists. Somehow, it's like they know their patients are sick, which makes sense because you only go to a specialist if you actually have something wrong. But with the primary pedi, it's like they need to assume that I'm a paranoid parent. I always want to defend myself and point out that I have three other children who hardly ever go to the doctor, so you can hardly assume that I'm paranoid with just one kid!
 

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How frustrating for you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
We haven't had to yell but I do have to be pushy.
 

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<span><b>I have yelled, threatened to tell the dr.s, or the director of that dept. if it is a hospital. I have sent flammatory emails and called and complain to patients advocate (hospital)<br><br>
I have no patience for a nurse's incompetence or lack of knowledge.<br><br>
Its crap that we have to do this.</b></span><br><br><span><b>Mary</b></span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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Yikes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
My Peds office (there is like 8 of them in the practice) I talk to my Peds nurse and she knows us pretty well. They would say "come in". Especially when I suspect a UTI.
 

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I don't yell so much as break down in tears while getting angry in front of other patients....Has the same effect in the long run LOL. I have yelled on the phone though. 2 weeks ago I stood in the GI waiting room and told them I wasn't leaving until we had a plan of action! (Funny enough, they were much better at our appt. today LOLOLOLOL)
 

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Having dd has definitely made me a more assertive mom. I love my peds office, but that's mostly because once I say, "Hi, its J's mom", they say, "what time did you want to come in" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
The specialists are a whole 'nother issue. Sigh.
 

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So a doc gave me this FABULOUS idea today. Your main doc's office needs a code word. Eggplant. When you call and say, "Eggplant is calling for Dr. XYZ." They get the doc to the phone.<br><br>
Also, got a new doc who gave me his cel #.<br><br>
Specialists well....I'm in possession of email addresses that usually get quick answers. Or calls. Also, finding out who the nurse in charge usually helps. Calling and speaking to her many times usually helps.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 
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