I have been taking my kids to the same doc for 13 years, I have been a nurse for 22 years. I always have been able to come in to see the RN and have a throat culture done without an appt with MD or NP. Suddenly today, I call to make an appt to get DDs throat swabbed and the nurse would not let me!!!! She says I have to pay $230 for an office visit with the NP or MD. Come on!!!! I do not need an MD or NP for this!!!
I'm so angry about this. I may switch doctors or something. I refused to get an appt. Makes me so mad.
Ok vent over. Do you allow nurses to swab a kid with strep throat in your office?