Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I get really tired of primary doctors who don't admit patients to the hospital.....but will send their patients in for bogus workups.
In the middle of a busy shift, I had a very nice 49 year old female who was there for an "emergent MRI." She had a history of an aneurysm 5 years ago. 3 WEEKS AGO she had an episode of dizziness. She correctly made an appointment with her primary doctor. This genious thought that with her medical history and dizziness 3 WEEKS AGO, and NO recurrence of any symptoms since then.....that she needed an emergent MRI. So after going to her doctors, then waiting 4 hours to be seen in the ER, she gets discharged with no emergent MRI.
Even she suspected her doctor was dumb. The only thing she wanted before leaving was the name of a new primary care physician. I was happy to provide her with that.
Posted by SerenityNow at 8:58 AM