So I’m trying to find a new doctor since my current done drives me nuts. I hate going there because he always asks me the same stupid, and sometime scary questions. He has my entire medical history in front of me and proceeds to ask my date of birth. And every time I’m there he asks if I’m still working at a job I haven’t worked at in over two years. I’m far from one to be racist, but he’s Filipino, and I find it hard to understand him, he basically yells everything and answers most questions with "HUH!?!?" at first. I also hate the way he says my name. He manages to trill the "r" in "Derek." I can’t even do it. And his receptionist isn’t much better – I can usually hardly understand her.
The last time I called for a prescription refill he told me he couldn’t call it into the pharmacy directly because it was a refill and that I had to come pick up the prescription. Since I couldn’t get the time to do that, I had someone go for me, and when they got there, they said that they had already called it into the pharmacy.
I injured my right foot last year and he sent me to the hospital to get xrays and nearly sent me with a sheet to have them xray the wrong foot.
Every time I go there, I’m the only one in the waiting room, but it always takes at least 20 minute to see him, most of the time because I can hear him chatting (remember he shouts, not talks) with either a drug rep and/or an attractive female patient. If it is an attractive female drug rep, I hunker down with the entire stack of outdated magazines from the waiting room.
Basically, the only thing I’m confident about with him is that he may be a moron, which isn’t the thing that you want to be confident about in a doctor!
So today I started looking online for a new doctor. I figured that at this point there must be tons of places to search for doctors and get current patient’s feedback on them.
You see, apparently you can look up the for the 105 reviews for the new White Stripes album or the nearly 1000 reviews of Tuscan Dairy Farms milk, but you can’t really find many reviews of doctors online. Oh yes, there are sites that supposedly offer reviews, but there aren’t many actual reviews – they are just left blank. I guess it is more important to review pencil sharpeners than it is to review doctors.