What can you do if an MD misdaignoses you? This happened to me this week.
My MD diagonsed me with an infection even though I had no symptoms of an infection. No fever, inflammation, normal WBC. He gave me a shot of Rocephin and scripts for Vicodin and an ABX and sent me home.
The next day I went for a second opinion. Turns out that I have a mass on my right ovary. Hopefully this will turn out to be a cyst and not something more serious. I'm having a US tomorrow so any prayers would be appreciated.
My question is this - Is there anyting I can do about the initial misdiagnosis? I was charged $220.00 for the office visit and labs.
This also happens to be an MD that regularly rounds on my unit. I have no choice but to work with him. I don't want to do anything that would cause problems at work, but I'm very upset about the way he treated me. (He's also one those docs who doesn't listen to anything a nurse says and if you ever suggest something to him he will do the exact opposite)
I'd appreciate any thoughts. Thanks
Oct 10, '02
the symptoms you describe are some paradoxical effects of narcotics that some people manifest ...they have sedative effects on most but, it is possible you will see this restlessness/jitteriness in people---- more often than you think. keep this in mind the next time someone wants to prescribe hydrocodone to you for pain. it may resolve with the use of another narcotic, or it may not. only way you know is try. do you have a problem w/codeine or oxycodone too?
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Oct 10, '02
Oct 10, '02
Allison--At least that doc is consistent. He doesn't listen to nurses not only at work, but also when they are his patients.
What can you do about it? You learned something useful: NOT to use this guy as your personal doc any more. Move on, and be glad you were wise enough not to waste even more money on a prescription that wouldn't have been useful, IMHO.
Hope your treatment is swift, effective, cheap, and soon.
Last edit by sjoe on Oct 10, '02