This is nothing but an ordeal trying to get a doctor to even help here.
Here's what has happened. I had xrays on the 3 parts of the back us you said were needed and the knee. So knee came back good and I asked for a MRI and they said your insurance wont cover it right now I said I am sorry I have hard time believing that I have a PPO they said we have had problems before. I said okay I will call my insurance company. Now Doctor Chip I am running out of time here because the nurse and the doctor are leaving town on Monday after noon until next Friday. So I called Anthem Blue Cross they said you don't need an authorization you only need a authorization if it is a head MRI. So I called back and had to leave a message with the receptionists and guess what no call back at all and they told her to tell me to go to physical therapy for it and there was an order for it. I said WHAT?? i am suppose to have physical therapy on something that we don't even have a real diagnosis on what is wrong with the knee? I said no I wont make it worse I guess I will have to wait now until next Friday when the doctor comes back in. Dr Chip give ma a couple of minutes to type in the xray reports for u
ok here we go with the results:
Left knee --- all normal findings
Lumbosacacral spine 5v/oblique
all normal findings
other findings: there is no spondylolsis or significant facet arthropathy
Impression: negative exam
Exam: thoracic spine ap/lat/swim.
pedicles and spinous processes: intact
alignment: normal for age
visualized lungs: unremarkable
other findings: minimal dextroscoliosis. minimal diffuse anterior osteophytic lipping.
Impression: Mild detroscolliosis
minimal anterior osteophytic lipping, lipping to upper T-spine.
Exam: Cervical, Spine xray 5v
Base of skull: unremarkable
preverterbral soft tissues: unremarkable
Intervertebral discs: Mild narrowing at C5-6, associated with mild anterior and posterior spurring.
Vertebral bodies: normal for age
Foramina: the neural foramina are not significantly compromised.
Lung apices: unremarkable. as visualized.
Other findings: None significant
Mild disk space narrowing and spurring at C5-6 I.
I understand what you are saying and believe me when I say I trust you over anyone I have seen in a very long while. Doctor may I ask what has happened to some of the doctors today? I feel as if the oath they have taken really doesn't mean anything to them. I don't understand why this has to be a fight to get good treatment and to get my health back I am 56 years old i am not 90 I only want help in knowing what is wrong with me and how can I fix it.
I am so frustrated with the doctors here in my area, I just don;t know what to do or think anymore about them.
Thank you Dr Chip as always. I guess I will have to go another one now waiting to see her again and see what she will do. I don't understand why I have to keep going in her office instead of her just ordering it for me.
So I have been going back and forth with the nurse at the doctors office regarding a MRI on my knee and so I called blue cross aagin today and they gave me a reference number and said give this to your doctor your company has no restrictions on MRI'S you do not need a authorization for an MRI. So today I went to see the doctor and she asked about my lumbar and neck and I said its the same the knee feels a little better when I take celebrex and use ice on it. She said well I must inform you now you have 30 days to find another doctor I can not treat you anymore. She said here are two referrals and doctor she gave me the last doctor who said he wouldn't see me anymore.. She said you don't listen to me you seek help online from others doctors I told you to go to physical therapy for your knee and you didn't I said doctor I was using a cane all last week because when i had the normal xray done they twisted my knee and made it worse and I am not sure why you would want to have therapy when we don't know what damage has been done to my knee already. She said you have 30 days to find another doctor. I said okay.
I can't believe this doctor I thought I found someone who might help me but I was wrong. This just made me cry today over this. I think she called and talked to that other doctor and he told her I was talking to someone online. Why do they feel intimidated ? I feel lost here. Doctor you are online now did you not read this message??? I called the massage therapist that works on the same floor as this doctor and made an appt to see her tomorrow and she informed me that this doctor dismissed 4 patients last week and I was the 5th one.