My poison ivy is getting better, but now I think I have some other rash. That leads me to my rant about my doctor. Through my employer, I am stuck with using doctors from a particular hospital. Every visit with these doctors (except for my RE) has been a big pain. First it took 3 months to establish a primary care doctor. That was a long time, but I figured once I was established as a patient then it would be much easier. Nope. I've never been able to get a same day appointment when I am sick and call first thing in the morning. I really do not understand their system. How are you ever to see a doctor when you are actually sick if you need to make appointments 3 weeks in advance? The person I spoke with today to make an appointment actually told me if I needed to see a doctor immediately, I should go to the ER! How stupid is that. I am not in a medical emergency, so why tell me to clog up the ER. Although if I don't get my rash looked at before their next available appointment, it may turn into an emergency.
The saving grace for me is that my employer has a walk-in clinic for employees only where we can get free care in the mornings. It's meant to get us healthy and back to work without missing much work. But it is only for employees, so my husband can't use them when he is sick. I went to this clinic last week and today for my rash. The nurse who saw me said I was beyond what care she can provide and said I need to a see a dermatologist. She even admitted that it would be forever to see a dermatologist at this hospital and was so nice to call an outside dermatologist who can see me on Monday. Only a few more days of this misery.
5 months ago