Preston had a serious infatuation with the Thomas table....wonder what he'll be asking for this year!
On another note, Preston has a cold. I finally received his medical records from his prior pediatrician and decided to drive to the new doctor, (the new new one-already I got annoyed with the one I originally wanted), drop off the records and take him next door to Quick Care since his chart would not be ready. Here is the conversation between myself and this office.
Lady: Good morning.
Me: Good morning. My son has a little cold and I'd like to have someone listen to his chest...(and before she could cut me off)-but I know he is not fully "charted" here yet so I am dropping off his records and I will go to Quick Care this morning.
Lady: Well he needs a new patient visit.
Me: Bewildered A what?
Lady: A new patient visit. Sort of like an interview with the doctor.
Me: Shouldn't I want to do the interview? (I am also thinking-could he fail, not be accepted as a good enough possible pediatric patient? Is there training for this to ensure that he is accepted? I must buy a new outfit for the occasion)...
Lady: Well each new patient has to have an interview with the doctor. Which doctor do you want?
Me: I really do not care. (Me thinking I guess someone proficient in giving immunizations and writing out prescriptions for any sort of illness. I mean I am 99% sure this person will more than likely be completely inept in achon and measuring and the like so whatev).
Lady: Ok well what is your insurance?
Me: Cigna PPO.
Lady: Ok so this interview lasts about 30 minutes.
Me: Really what is the point of this new patient visit?
Lady: Astonished Well to go over a complete medical history.
Me: Looking down at the half inch thick manila envelope containing Preston's entire medical history. Well can't the doctor just read this? Medical history-right here. Can't you just make a chart and I'll call you if he gets sick?
Me: Ok can I get a Saturday morning new patient interview?
Lady: No. That is not an option. New patients are not allowed to be seen on Saturdays.
Me: Ok then...when can they be seen?
Lady: Tuesday at 9 or 2.
Me: Yeah....see that's not going to work because I work 30 minutes from here and I am certainly not taking a day off for a visit that to me is completely unnecessary and if you want this so bad shouldn't my convenience matter? I mean I am not trying to be a pain, but I mean really. 9 or 2 on a Tuesday?
Lady: looking at me I don't know what to tell you.
Me: really trying very hard not to lose it. Can I speak to a doctor because we are honestly not going to get anywhere.
Nurse: Can I help you?
Me: Aggravated at having to repeat the dilemma.
Nurse: I have 8:30 next week.
Me: Fine. Two minutes ago you only had 9 and 2 and new patients were not allowed near the vicinity of the building before 9.
Nurse: The appointment though is at the other location.
AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! What the hell is a new patient interview? I am also refusing a co-payment for this. Th doctor can eat the expenses of that one. Preston ended up with no chest problems, just a little cold and we were on our way with some decongestant/antihistamine.