Tuesday, August 28, 2018
I have been here with Sir Steve for a little over a year. I still have not found a family doctor. (insert huge sigh)
Due to the lack of doctors one can get prescriptions renewed at the local medical clinic and have the usual aches/pains/illnesses checked by the doctor on duty. But I really want/need a family doctor.
Last spring I went with Sir Steve to an appointment with his family doctor -- hoping against hope that she would take me on as a patient. Unfortunately she couldn't but did tell me to call in June as two new doctors would be joining the practice and I would be assigned to one of them.
I called in June.
I was told that there were 300 people ahead of me on the waiting list !! WTF??!!
I did however get a call about a month ago to set up an appointment for today.... YIPPEE!!
Except it was for a "meet and greet". What the hell is a 'meet and greet'?? Apparently I go in -- fill in a multitude of forms -- get my BP taken and height and weight done... and then meet with the doctor. He then decides if he will take me on as a new patient.
I have never EVER heard of such a thing. He gets to decide if he will take me -- over someone else?! (see me stamp my foot a little bit?) I keep thinking what if I turn the tables and ask him WHY he should be MY doctor rather than why I should be his patient??
(don't think that will earn me any brownie points -- or for that matter a doctor)
So I am off to shower and clean myself up from this crazy camp lady - to a mature conservative lady looking for a doctor......... I promised myself I won't be my usual sarcastic self......... at least until they (hopefully) agree to take me on.......
Wish me luck -- I would very much like to have a doctor all my own.............