Thursday, October 27, 2011
PATTY'S RESPONSE TO "THE DOCTOR'S WAITING ROOM"
This is my friend Patty's response to the article "THE DOCTOR'S WAITING ROOM"; names have been changed to protect the GUILTY!
CHAPTER ONE: There is a back surgeon in Columbus named "Dr. X". She is supposed to be the best of the best. Needless to say, every patient there waiting for her “summons” to one of her rooms is in excruciating pain. The first time I visited her, they were under construction in the office. We got lost in there, and some lady told us where the waiting room was, and then she went in to an office to work on paperwork. When we walked in, the waiting room was full. Old ladies had been sitting there for two hours. Finally, after a couple of hours, we were called in. Guess who the doctor was? The lady who had been doing paperwork for hours. We got no “sorry for your wait” or anything even close to that. She immediately looked at my MRI and suggested back surgery immediately. We probably spent five minutes with her. I told her I would think it over. I never went back. I never had back surgery.
CHAPTER TWO: A couple of years later I had to go to another specialist about another problem. Someone (I forget who) told me this surgeon was the husband of "Dr. X". I thought “Oh no, here we go again.” I barely had time to open the Newsweek magazine before I was called in. This man was so courteous and kind and spent quite a while with us, explaining everything. We were really impressed with him. I wanted so badly to tell him he needed to show his wife how a “caring” doctor behaves, but I knew it would be a waste of time. Some doctors are just narcissistic ego trippers!