My rheumatologist is refusing to refill my prednisone prescription. Why? Because I haven’t seen her since last November.

Sure, earlier this year I had other things on my mind like, oh, I don’t know, fertility treatments and getting pregnant. Then, I got put on bed rest. By the time our issues were resolved and I called to reschedule my appointment, my doctor was on maternity leave until October. It was about 5-6 months of maternity leave. I scheduled my appointment for mid-October, and when I showed up at her office I was told she was out for the day and they had rescheduled my appointment, something I hadn’t been aware of.

So, I had to reschedule it for this coming Friday. Unfortunately, I ran out of my prescription last Friday. And now, I can’t get it refilled. I know a week isn’t a long time, but when you have moderate rheumatoid arthritis and the only thing you can take is 2 mg a day of prednisone, without it you’re in quite a bit of pain.

Oh, and did I mention that it took three phone calls to my doctor’s nurse to get a call back (including giving a message to the receptionist)? And that she called me Candisa Coleman? Seriously? Check your patient’s chart before you call her.

Maybe I should look for a new doctor.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Caroline says:

    I can’t believe that you have only 37 more days to go before the big day 🙂

    But anyway, don’t you hate when some doctors offices can’t seem to get things right? Why are you a receptionist if you don’t know how to do your job?

    And I hate when it has been a while since my last appointment and the doctor doesn’t want to call in new prescriptions, I have asthma so I have to have them.

  2. Linda says:

    The inept at its finest! All the docs want is your office visit to make a car payment. Find one that has your best interest at heart.

  3. corrin says:

    Definitely look for a new doctor. I’m so fed up with medical professionals treating patients like crap. If it were any other sort of service, we wouldn’t put up with that kind of treatment.

  4. Amber says:

    Oh my gosh! I can’t say I know what rheumatoid arthritis is like, but I’m sure that was annoying with the doctor’s office. Hope your appointment goes well, and you get that refill asap!

  5. Brad says:

    Time for a new doc, Cady! Sorry for your inconvenience and stress.

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