Sunday, September 10, 2006

I thought that people who worked in the medical profession did so because they wanted to HELP people. Apparently that is not the case, at least not in Morgan City, Louisiana. My dad was diagnosed with a hernia. It is more serious than a normal hernia as it is internal and has prolapsed into his colon. His doctor actually called and told the results to my mom while my dad was driving home from the appointment. The doctor said my dad needed surgery immediately!! Over the next two days, my dad put in four calls to this doctor to ask questions and not ONE was returned. He also tried contacting the most well known (and for years the only) surgeon in Morgan City. Each time he was busy, not available, not there... My mom even asked the girl answering the phone if that meant they should just go out of town to have the surgery and the girl replied " I guess so!" WTF?? Next my mom tried our family doctor. She explained the situation to them and how my dad needed a referral to the surgeon because he wasn't getting anywhere. After being on hold for quite a while, she was finally told the next available appointment was in ONE WEEK and my dad should just go to the emergency room if he needed to. FINALLY my dad got the name of a new surgeon that comes to town twice a week. He was given an appointment for Tuesday. No telling how long it will take to schedule the surgery, as the doctor is only in town on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Isn't that just ridiculous???? What if something happens to him between now and then? Dad is in need of medical care, but can't get it because of the idiots who don't care.

1 comment:

  1. That is crazy. He's suppose to get it tasken care of right away, but no one can even see him until Tuesday? That is just stupid! Only one surgeon in the whole Morgan City area? How big (small) is Morgan City? It might be better to go to New Orlewans or Baton Rouge. They have to have many surgeons there!