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So I am really struggling with this and need opinions! I am seeing a high risk ob in Boston and am currently 22 weeks. I haven’t been overly happy there and then last week I woke up one morning with pretty severe cramping. I called them and they said to come in ASAP for an ultrasound and then come across the hall to the doctor’s office. The ultrasound looked fine, but when I went to the doctor’s office, the secretary took the ultrasound report and then 5 minutes later told me the nurse said I was fine and could leave. I was shocked!! I was in severe pain, had no idea what was going on, and was terrified. I had to insist on seeing a medical provider. They had me talk to the nurse in the hallway and then sent me home and that was it. I spoke with the doctor about it today and he said I should have automatically been seen by a medical provider and they should have done more. He also said that the office has had some difficulties and asked me to write a letter of complaint. I appreciate his honesty but did not really feel there was a solution. What do you ladies think? Should I be changing doctors or am I an over-reacting crazy pregnant lady? Also, any recommendations of high risk obs in Boston? I would prefer to deliver at one of the bigger hospitals because I am high risk. I have no idea where to go from here. I live in Belmont and work in Lexington. Thank you so much ladies!
I have no recommendations, as I am not familiar with the area, but I think that if you are uncomfortable with the care you are getting that you should look into switching.
It sounds to me like the problem is not so much with the doctor, but with the staff. If you like the doctor and want to stay with him, I would write the letter that he asked you to right. I would also ask him to note somewhere in your chart the incedent and that should anything like that happen again that you are to see a provider.
I agree with what Liz said. If you like your doctor, write the letter and maybe even call and speak with the office manager. It's completely inappropriate for the staff to make the decision to send you home without asking the doctor first. Unfortunately, the staff is usually the first line of communication with the doctor. I would question anything they tell me from now on. If you call for advice, are they going to tell you what they think and not even speak to the doctor about whatever issue it may be? That would really concern me if I couldn't trust the staff of my physician.
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