I honestly believe that if you have to return to the doctor for a problem within one week of getting a clean bill of health, it should be free (and maybe they give you a little something for the hassle). I know it's not a 30-day warranty, but come on.
The Healthcare debate in our house/dr's office:
If I make a sick appointment for Child A, and worry that Child B has/will soon end up with the same thing (as usually happens in our house), is it wrong to ask the dr to do a quick check of Child B's ear/throat/offending part?
I figure it adds literally 1 minute (to an already short appt), and saves me another visit and another copay, and saves them an appt slot as well. Is that wrong? Should I have to pay 2 copays since it's 2 kids, even though it's within the same timeslot?
What do you think? Any doctors/nurses/healthcare schedulers that can weigh in?
_45 minutes is too long to wait in a doctor's office. Unless 45 min is the window of flexibility? In which case I'm showing up 30 min "late" next time. I love the practice, and love that they spend more than 2 minutes with you, but the scheduling needs to account for that!
_On another page of Little Guy Language Lessons, when talking about vaccines, he says he has to "take shots" as opposed to "get shots". Little does he know that that one little word completely changes the meaning!
_Did your OB (or other medical professional) ever choose the wrong thing to say at the wrong moment? Or simply say something that made you laugh (or cry)?
Little annoying-- "Your blood pressure is a little high. Sit for a minute and calm down and we'll redo it. If it doesn't come down, we'll talk about what's next." (What?! Like I can voluntarily control that!)
Little shocking-- hearing that I have "one BIG baby in there" and that he'd bet the baby's "pushing 9lbs" as I was like 10 min away from delivery. (Great timing AND word choice there, Doc.)
Little funny-- my (female) OB commenting on my french manicured nails as I was holding my legs back, pushing! (Just funny...it made me laugh and lightened the mood for a moment, actually.)
Wow. Pre-fertility treatment screening showed breast cancer. Thank God for thorough doctors! Best of luck to her!
EpiPens are one thing that I do not mind throwing away (unused) and "wasting" money on year after year!
Doctors in the U.S. often advise that premature babies born before 23 weeks be given only “comfort care” — swaddled, they're handed to their parents to hold, free of medical interventions.
Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/05/27/baby-born-at-21-weeks-survives-how-young-is-too-young-to-save/#ixzz1NbgovOhQ
Have you had a really great or really bad experience with an OB?
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