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Saturday in a doctor’s office

Hello everyone!

I had an awful Saturday! I decided to go to a doctor because of my hand (I mentioned I have some problems in my latest video: https://youtu.be/4hGtC2I79L0 ) and this was not my doctor. So I am not in my hometown, so I went to let’s call it an “on-duty” doctors office. They usually work on the weekends and holidays and you can go there even if it’s not your personal doctor.

So I read online that the working hours are from 8 in the morning to 8 in the evening. You can guess my surprise when I came there and saw that on Saturday they work from 3 PM. Why update your information online? Usually when I need the working hours of a place I go there and check what it says on the doors, rather than checking online. Don’t we all?

So I was there around 1PM and I used that time to go and buy some groceries I needed and I went back to my place, left my stuff there and then went back to the doctors office. I came there at three and waited in front with two more people. This lasted for almost an hour and a half. The office was closed and locked, you could only enter if you were invited by the doctor or the nurse after they’ve checked your temperature and that for me is completely understandable. It was not cold outside so it wasn’t some big deal standing there and waiting. Safety above all – let’s use the warmer weather to avoid being in closed spaces now, especially in doctors waiting rooms.

Finally it was my turn. I got up the stairs and there, in front of everyone this doctor asked me what was wrong. I just showed him my hand and I thought he will be checking my temperature and that he will let me in. He then proceeded to ask me if I burned myself somewhere and I said no. He then asked me “Well what happened?”. I was kind of angry and embarrassed about the fact that I had to talk to him, outside in the open where there were two more people about my health issues. I understand we are all trying to be safe but diagnosing someone on the stairs of a doctors office with other people present is shitty and lack privacy. I had my mask, I was following the guidelines and I expected to be treated as a normal patient and not as if I came to have a cup of coffee with the doctor. I don’t know if I am being dramatic but it’s my opinion. I had to explain to him that it hurt and all of that. He didn’t even look at it well and he told me he would be right back.

I never got a diagnosis, he never told me if my tissue was inflamed or anything. He just gave me my, let’s call it health ID, and told me that I need to go to a drug store to pickup my medicine.

I went there, hoping I got an antibiotic because on several occasions I was told that this is inflamed and that I need an antibiotic – by my sister who is a nurse, by two pharmacists when I came to ask for help. He gave me a cream because obviously he thinks I have an infection of some sort. I am putting it on, but I will also get in touch with my personal doctor because I trust her and this doctor was so unprofessional that I just don’t trust him or his diagnosis. Am I being dramatic?

I don’t know.

My whole afternoon was spent on walking around and chasing that doctor. I came back home, did my workout, ate, showered and spent the evening in bed watching a show. I was just dead by the end of the day and frustrated.

Yes, that is it from me guys. I am going to try and have a better day then before.

Don’t forget to check out my last video and let me know down in the comments how is your weekend going.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

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6 replies on “Saturday in a doctor’s office”

Hi there! Nice reading your Saturday thoughts. I think I will pay more attention to your posts, if they are like this. I mean just telling us about what happened today. Bit like a journal, but good to read. You inspire me to start a similar blog in my site. Keep it up.

Guess it counts as a HIPAA violation, the way you’ve described it. That being said, I guess it is also important to acknowledge how overworked and understaffed the health care industry is, ofcourse it doesn’t excuse unprofessionalism. I hope you get better soon!

You aren’t being overly dramatic, what that doctor did was rude, unethical and uncaring. Not that this is by any means the same but I had that yesterday in regards to making an exchange at a store. I asked how that is done and the “customer service rep” laughed at everything I asked as if I am supposed to know it already. I think it’s the times we live in in general. Hope your own doctor can offer better assistance.

Geeze. I hope your hand feels better. Yeah, the privacy thing should be adhered to, you would think. The walk in clinics do have a headquarters, and if compelled, you may want to let them know about your experience. I would. First guess for me would be the cream was a topical steroid perhaps, something like Voltran? To reduce swelling perhaps. A quick scan of the ingredients or even just the name will let you know more. Well wishes and positive vibes. Hang in there.

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