OK, there are PA's and there are good PA's. My Dr Turnbo used to have a wonderful PA. I could go to Shane anytime and feel confident that I was getting the best care, next to my Dr Turnbo, that I could get. Then Shane decided to move to bigger and better things.....and I don't begrudge him for that for sure. The bad thing is that the PA that took his place is an idiot. I mean a true idiot, in my opinion (and let's face it, that is all that counts). I took Joe to see him once (the last time that Joe saw him because he refuses to see him anymore) and I literally had to tell this person what had been done and what needed to be done. Since when did I go to medical school? Since when did I know what was best medically for my husband? And get this....the idiot did what I said! Am I that intimidating? I don't think so, he just didn't know what the hell to do for my husband. Did I mention that he is an idiot (the PA, not my husband, er well, never mind). I went to see this idiot the week before last because my blood pressure is still elevated. He proceeded to tell me some mumbo jumbo that I clearly did NOT understand and I told him such. I said in these exact words "I do not understand what you are saying. I am not a doctor." I should have said "and you aren't either!" but I held my tongue. He still kept talking in words that were flying over the top of my head and bouncing off of the wall. Hello! Did you not hear me. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING OR TALKING ABOUT. I DON'T UNDERSTAND. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO TELL ME IN LAYMAN'S TERMS WHAT THE FU.. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! Ok, sorry about the yelling but I am super pissed at the moment.
You see, my blood pressure has been high since, well let's see, since maybe JUNE. They keep trying different meds and I realize that sometimes it takes a while to get just the right combination to control it. I have been patient.....might I say MORE than patient. I called my dr's office today to cancel the appointment I had with the idiot this Friday. I mean really, what's the use? I told the sweet appointment person that I never ever wanted to see the PA again. She looked and my Dr Turnbo had a cancellation for tomorrow at 3:10pm so I shall see him then and believe me, I will tell him what I think of his "assistant." I use that term loosely for sure.
This idiot PA told me that last time I was there that I had a tumor somewhere in my mid section close to my kidneys. Well, that's the first I have heard of it. I asked him why I was not told this before, especially since the test he is referring to was done back at the first of the summer. He had no answer of course. What an idiot.
So, I will see my doctor tomorrow and find out once and for all what is really going on. I feel like asking him to put me in the hospital for tests or whatnot in order to find out what is going on.
Do any of you work in the medical field that might be able to shed some kind of light on that a person is supposed to do? Myself and my nerves would certainly appreciate it.