I felt a little feverish this morning, so in the afternoon when I went out for food I stopped in a MedExpress next door to see if I could get a low dosage prescription of amoxicillin. They've done it for me at that MedExpress before.
The nurses who took my vitals warned me that there was a new doctor and that he was going to give me a big run around and then still refuse. Yep, that's what he did and more. He refused and then called my primary doctor "colleague to colleague" to get him to promise he wouldn't prescribe them to me, either, tomorrow.
He said the only way I could get a prescription now was to be tested all over again in the ER, which is not true. I have my primary doctor's order in writing to take blood and urine at the outpatient clinic at the hospital before our next quarterly routing appointment in October.
If he was right and I was wrong, the hospital wouldn't have an outpatient clinic next to the gift shop where the staff knows me personally because people like me have blood and urine taken for testing 3 or 4 times a year, in my case 21 times since 2011.
Wow, this is why I avoid hospitals and doctors around my little Appalachian town and drive up near Pittsburgh to a university hospital. This MedExpress doctor who just met me lied. Then he made it impossible for my primary care doctor to help me by interfering in my patient-doctor relationship with my primary care doctor with his "collegial" phone call.
I met this kind of doctor before in my 10 years as a hospital chaplain at my major medical center in Chicago and then my other one in Kansas City. They love the science of medicine buy actually hate patients. This guy, like the rest of those like him, should be in research, not obstructing care for patients.
As for me, I'll ride out this night time mild feverishness without his support but with yours until I fly to Mexico July 20. I'm stopping over for a night in Mexico City for the first time each way so the trip is less tough on me. Then when I get there I'll have amoxicillin from the pharmacy on the corner from my hotel before the end of business hours.
This obstructing walk-in clinic doctor in town who's just met me this one time won't have the phone number for Mexico's doctors, nor can he speak Spanish. My hotel there's a great place to get well for 18 days. Caramba!
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