Friday, October 14, 2005
What's in your Doctors Office?
Today I took off work because I have a cold. At my work I'm required to get a Dr. certificate if I'm off sick. It's a pain in the A.. All I want to do is stay home in my jammies with a nice cozy quilt. However I have to trudge off to the Dr. office and wait in a que. Because I wasn't feeling great I decided to go to the closest one to my home. What a mistake! I've been before , but this visit reminds me why I don't go to this office more often. I waited for about 1/2 hr. in the waiting room. Then my name was finally called. The receptionist led me down the long dark hallway to my exam room. I thanked her and settled myself into the uncomfartable chair to wait for the Dr. As I looked around the room I realized that it was absolutely filthy. Dirty splashes of something on the wall. Yuck! The floor and baseboards were caked with dirt. I thought doctors offices were about fighting germs not promoting them. I began to think that maybe it was because I clean for a living that I was being so picky. No I don't think so. As I continued to wait, I could hear the Dr. with his patient in the next room. Hmmm, paper thin walls. Could be embarrassing! I didn't mean to eaves drop, but it was inevitable. I heard the patient complaining about everything. I waited! She had pain in this spot. Symtoms in that spot. I waited! Then she began to argue with the doc. I waited! I started to get a little perturbed. I kepted saying " for heaven sake" under my breath. Then I heard the patient talk to the doc about going to India.( they were both from India) Ahhhhhhh! I waitied. Finally what seemed like an hour later I heard the Dr. bid the patient farwell. Okay my turn at last. All I needed was a Dr. certificate so I could get back to my comfy place on the couch to nurse my cold. Thankfully the doc was kind to me. Other wise I would have given him an ear full. Maybe cough on him or something. My previous experience there was a year ago and I vowed I would never go back. I was so sick! Fever, aching, coughing. All I needed was a perscription for antibiotics. Well the Doc proceeded to tell me how over weight I was and that it could lead to serious stuff. Well Duh! I know all that. Thanks doc, but I just want a perscription for my strep throat. So today when I went to this walk in clinic again I thought I must be stupid to go here again. It's kinda scary putting our trust in Doctors these days. Now I'm back home in my jammies , wrapped in my warm blankie , sipping OJ. hoping I didn't pick up anything else from that scuzzy Doctors office. I will not go back to that one again. I say that now. I hope I'm reminded before I go the next time I'm sick.