Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Guest Blogger-Mrs Duck

and what she has termed a "gyno nightmare". So sit back and enjoy a very special Philly Transplant post.


So today I had quite the fiasco with my gynocologist office. Here is the story... Yesterday, I called the gyno office to schedule my yearly check-up. They scheduled me for the middle of February. Now I take Birth Control pills and I need a refill to get me by till my yearly check-up. This would require ONE refill. They tell me that they cannot refill my perscription until I am seen by a doctor. So that leaves me without my pills for a one month cycle, which as you can guess just annoys me, I am on birth control because I DO NOT WANT (at this time in my life) an unplanned pregnancy. Now let me tell you that I have been a patient here for the last 5 to 6 years. I am not a new patient! They also told me that I am required to come in for a check-up every 4 months. I only ever had a yearly check-up, my health insurance only pays for one visit per year. They have always perscribed me Birth Control pills for 12 months. So of course I tell the person on the phone who is feeding me this crap that this is not true. I asked when my last appt was (January 23, 2006) it is January 23, 2007 which leaves me at ONE YEAR. She refuses to refill my perscription, even though she has now started to stumble over her theory that I am required to be in the office every 4 months. I asked to speak to the doctor, she tells me that the doctor will need to call me back. I said fine and I also said to her that not being on my pills for one month was unacceptable to me, I do not want to interrupt my schedule. It took me months to get adjusted to the BC pills in the past. She says that she will have to doctor call me -- Of course that never happened! I was so mad they act like I am an addict. They are birth control pills for goodness sakes and I have been a patient for over 5 years. I have never been a no show on appointments. I have always abided by there rules.

You gals that are on birth control pills know that it is not something that you just stop and start at your own whim. This is really going to mess me up, not to mention my husband is not going to touch me for the next couple of months. So of course I ask the girls in the office how many times they go to the gyno, everyone of them said ONCE A YEAR. I only asked, because now I am thinking that I am crazy, they all assured me that I was not crazy and that they were just being awful! I have decided that I am going to change Doctors, I mean I could just see it now ... Years from now, my water breaks and they tell me sorry you cannot be admitted into the hospital, because (I cannot even think of a reason this is just so absurd) I am so frustrated by this situation! The answer from the gyno office is just NO and that to me was just absolutely the most unacceptable answer, I hung up the phone and just sat there and thought to myself that I cannot believe this. THEY ARE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS, not Oxycodin.

10 comments:

Tug said...

WOW. What kind? I'm single, I'll send you some.

Micromanagement - can't control the REAL druggies (oxycontin & all that), so they 'control' birth control? LOL. Asshats.

tiggerprr said...

Awwwe...that's just awful! The Dr's offices are crazy here in Myrtle Beach too. Some of them, even charge you to call in a prescription refill. How crazy is that?

Lady Jane Scarlett said...

Ohhhh yes. I lurve stupid receptionist who think they are so smart because "they like totally work in a doctors office". I had that happen to me when I called in a refill request for my thyroid pills. Again, not addictive but coma-inducing if I can't get them. And, LJS in a coma is so not a good thing 'cause then I can't bitch slap all those stupid receptionists.

Miss Margo said...

What a bunch of horseshit!

I only go once a year, and my ins co always extends my Rx until I can make it in, if I don't get into the gyno in exactly 1 year.

Obviously, they have you mixed up with someone else.

Either that or...how does one say this delicately...how old are you? I think there is a magical age at the Gyno office when they sort of impolietly tell you you're too old for BC. This is that year for me, and I'm sure I'll be furter encoraged by my gyno to engage in unprotected sex b/c as he told me at my last appointment, "Unplanned pregnancy isn't the worst thing...We'll talk about this next year"

Uhhhh?

Lady Jane Scarlett said...

I'm sure the Sparky is appreciating all the female talk here, but an IUD lasts alot longer and isn't hormones. You don't have to worry about beg, borrowing, or stealing BC for like 10 years.

twiga92 said...

That is nuts! I had a doctor refuse to prescribe me more birth control pills without seeing her every 6 months. At the time I didn't have insurance and was like no way am I paying that much money every 6 months when I don't need it!!

Annie said...

I can totally relate; my regular pc does my exams, and the last time I made my appointment and went, the nurses had me down for a regular check up, not the internal. Pissed? Yeah, a little. And considering that right after that I switched jobs and my new insurance doesn't kick in until March...not that I need it for the real reason (I have no luck in the men department), but it makes every month slide by smoother with a side benefit of weight loss (I took Yasmin). One of my coworkers uses Planned Parenthood instead, so that's an option if you want to give it a go. Girl Power! (You must love this, Sparky ol bud!)

Deanna said...

I can appreciate your frustration but this being my first time here and this being one of the first posts I read I have to tell you I'm laughing my butt off!!!!

If you like your doctor I wouldn't switch but I would definitely be back on the phone with them and when you do talk to the doctor tell him about the conversation - if you have a good relationship with your doctor he'll take care of the receptionist ...

I suspect if there is an issue of addiction going on it's more her issue than yours!!

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