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Experience:  Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
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Dr chip im frustrated. I expected my pcp to return my call

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Dr chip im frustrated. I expected my pcp to return my call today and she didnt
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Sorry--just got around to this page.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im frustrated
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
About?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My dr didnt call me with my results.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And the nurse couldn't tell you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nurse cant give out results until
The dr verifies it. She said she would call me back but she didnt
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, what can I say? It may be that he never got around to looking at the results
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What if the urine culture showed i had a UTI?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What exactly are we talking about--the cultures?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He did another urine culture on Wednesday
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And you were told the results would be back today?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ya 48 hours after urine. They get 24 hr report and then 48 hr final report
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well, that's a little fast but whatever. If you have just a UTI it still can wait until Monday for him to decide what to do about it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fine!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
OK
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I would have also liked to know that the gc/chlamydia was negative
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What can I say other than you'll have to wait until Monday?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing i guess
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Then let's not get into chatting
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What are some of my good qualities
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not side stepping here but it's more important for you to tell me that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im caring, im not dumb, im honest, im dedicated and im responsible. Now your turn
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Agreed. You're also stronger than you think, you're loyal, and you're giving
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you grow weary of helping me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you wish i didnt have to talk to you everyday?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No, that's fine just so long as we don't get into chatting
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ive been kind of putting off this question in hopes it would go away. A couple days ago i noticed up in my r shoulder it would feel funny/tingly. Now the feeling goes down my arm and it feels weak.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Feels weak or actually is weak?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think its just a feeling of weakness. And the tips of my fingers on that hand feel tingly too
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Which fingers and has all this been constant?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its my pinkie and the finger next to it and the the finger next to my thumb. It all began with the feeling in m shoulder/shoulder blade. And that was for a coulple days, but today it just kinda progressed
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And no change in skin color?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Distribution is a little complicated but if it's from your shoulder down it's either a disk problem in the neck compressing more than one nerve root or maybe a pinched ulnar nerve at the elbow
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its from my shoulder to my elbow. Then my fingers
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Then it's nerve compression from the neck.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do i do for it
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Thought you'd ask that. Actually there isn't anything you can do for it. Maybe some neurontin or Lyrica might help but nothing over the counter will.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Itll just go away on its own?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
It may but if it doesn't you need an MRI of the neck
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How about if my foot is tingly too
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Why do you keep adding on instead of just telling be everything at once? OK--worst case scenario is a TIA or a stroke and you need to get to the ER. You left me no choice here
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Seriously?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I was serious at the time--how are you now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About the same
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm just saying that when you're talking arms and legs and these kinds of symptoms it's not likely a disk problem
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I get that. But i dont think its a TIA. Could it be electrolyte related
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Possibly but usually that would be on both sides and not so isolated to the one side
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So what do you realistically think it is
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Not at all sure--could be electrolytes but no way for me to tell. Listen--I'm going to have to be mostly off here until tomorrow evening so if there's something specific we need to talk about it needs to be now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do i need to see a dr?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Well you should have told one of your doctors about this before now but it definitely needs to be checked out
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It wasnt that big of a deal last time i saw my dr. Can ut wait until monday do you think
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I think it can wait so long as it doesn't get any worse or starts spreading
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My arms and legs just feel weak and shakey
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I have to go--sounds like electrolytes so at least have some GatorAde or juices
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im suppose to starting taking nexium 40 mg BID. Is nexium really better than protonix?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
As I told you before they're both about equally effective
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought nexium was only once a day
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
It is
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My dr has me taking it twice a day
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
We're chatting again--all I can say is the usual dose schedule is once a day
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im suppose to see my psychiatrist on wednesday. But i dont want tomgo
Because i think shell be disappointed about my weight loss
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
What she feels is unimportant--you need to go
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can i skip it just once? Why is it important that i go?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No you can't and please don't ask such a lame question as to why you should go
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its one time. Missing one appt isnt going to hurt
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And give me an excellent reason for skipping the session
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Because i missed all
Last week of work and i need the hours. I dont want to get scolded for my weight
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
The second part of that is lame and you don't even know that you'll be scolded. The first part is a bit more reasonable but not a deal breaker as to making the appointment
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I really need the hours. I didnt grt paid for all last week
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Then it's your decision and we'll leave it at that but you need the sessions so you should look at a missed one just as importantly as missed time at work
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you going to be angry at me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
No but only you know whether you're making an excuse about the session. Now, unless you have something I need to address directly, this page is getting old and long
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If you dont wanna talk to me you can just tell me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
It's not that but it took two minutes for my computer to load this page--that's what happens when we start to chat and cover more than one subject per page
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It doesnt even take half a minute for it to load on my phone. I think you are just being crabby. Do you think i have health anxiety
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
So now you're calling me a liar? Yes, to a certain extent you do have health anxiety but you also have some specific health problems. And, just so you'll know, your connection to JA is one way with only you and me--I'm connected to multiple customers.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im not saying youre lying. Dr owen told me i should get help
For my health anxiety. I dont think i have any more health anxiety than anyone else
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
There are some times when you seem overly worried about small things like a low grade fever but whatever. Why do you call me crabby when I just remind you from time to time about how long a page has gone on? I wouldn't do that except that that's what JA expects me to do and they've told me more than once before that you and I carry on conversations much to long on one page
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im sorry ok. Give me an answer and ill close this stupid page. Happy now?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Doesn't make me happy--just you sometimes don't realize how much work it takes for me to "chat" with you. Not that I'm not willing to do it but sometimes you don't seem to appreciate that.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you mean how much work. I appreciate all the time you spend with me and you should knkw that by now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not unapreciative. It hurts my feelings that you think i am
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'm sure you are but there are times when--and maybe it's just your being crabby--that you say things that if I weren't so thick-skinned would hurt someone else
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
At what point do i call the cops on my sister. She hit me, is stealing my crap, and wint leave my room because i took her phone from lying
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Please--no more on this page. You said you'd close it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just answer my fricken question
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Stop with the somewhat foul language and sometimes there's always just one more question with you that turns into multiple questions. Tell her next time you will call the cops and if there is a next time do it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Whatever. Screw you! I just needed your advice. Dont help me if you dont want to. Bthis is a serious thing here not some pidley ass health question
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
And I gave you my answer. Either close this page with a rating or I'll opt out and I'm not going to respond to your new question since it's on the same subject.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Plz
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