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Some promising news from Doc's Office
Posted by Krista on 8/23/2018, 8:44 am
I emailed the receptionist there asking if I should go to EMERG as was told I'd get in quicker. Here's her reply: |
Hi Krista, all referrals from the ER are reviewed by Dr. Fletcher now because there are too many nonurgent things that come through the ER now with many people without family doctors. Urgent would mean a fracture or major ligament injury (knee). All shoulder rotator cuff tears are reviewed and prioritized. Our nonurgent shoulders there is a 4-6 month wait at the current time for an appointments. Urgent shoulders are seen in six weeks from the time she has reviewed your referral. She already has you on the fast track. As far as surgery is concerned, Dr. Fletcher determines the urgency of each individual surgery when you are seen. Our shoulder surgeries are up to a ten month wait, maybe longer right now, due to summer vacation. I book all the office and clinic appointments as well as the surgery bookings as the office manager. If anyone can do something more for you Krista, I certainly can and will do my best for you with still trying to be fair with the many people still waiting. I am the higher God in Dr. Fletcher's office LMAO So we will get you in and go from there. I could keep you on a last minute cancellation list for surgery.
Posted by shirley on 8/25/2018, 5:39 am, in reply to "Some promising news from Doc's Office"
the fastest track for you and hoping a cancellation comes open this week, so you can eet this done soon. i know it must be frustrating.|
Can you travel...
Posted by Cindy on 8/24/2018, 1:51 am, in reply to "Some promising news from Doc's Office"
To a different province to see a different dr that could get you in faster? Iím not familiar with your health care systems, or sadly the geography of where you live, so I donít know if I am asking you to travel crazy far for a different dr or not. Just hate that you have to wait so long. |
It does sound like the gal you were talking to will do what she can.
No we can't
Posted by Krista on 8/24/2018, 7:44 am, in reply to "Can you travel..."
Have to go to doctors within our own area where our Blue Cross coverage makes it all free.|
Hate that ....
Posted by Cindy on 8/24/2018, 10:13 am, in reply to "No we can't"
You have to wait-but the price is right!!! You canít beat FREE! With my insurance here in the states I have a copay every time I go to the dr. I can go outside our coverage area but our insurance doesnít pay as well if at all if I donít go to the contracted doctors. |
Wow that is a long wait.
Posted by Delta on 8/23/2018, 9:08 pm, in reply to "Some promising news from Doc's Office"
By the time you get in you will have had over a year and a half to do more and more damage to it. That seems insane. |
Sad but ..
Posted by Krista on 8/24/2018, 7:46 am, in reply to "Wow that is a long wait. "
... maybe when I see the surgeon for the initial visit, she may deem it to be higher priority. I have heard of people getting surgery within a month. But honestly I don't know how serious MY problems are compared to so many others. Hopefully I can get some definitive answers then. I'll certainly be expressing the constant pain and loss of feeling in index finger since July 9th and how it has impacted me (loss of classes) financially and mentally.|
That is such a long wait.....
Posted by bev on 8/23/2018, 1:21 pm, in reply to "Some promising news from Doc's Office"
I am sorry to hear of this wait. Is there a shortage of ortho surgeons. Hate that you are in pain, sweetie.|
Posted by Krista on 8/23/2018, 8:51 am, in reply to "Some promising news from Doc's Office"
Now that I read it again it was 6 weeks for the initial consult and up to 10 months for surgery. That's not good |
Posted by Paula on 8/23/2018, 1:22 pm, in reply to "Yikes"
Read the original and couldn't tell what I was missing that was good. 😣 Maybe that lady will be able to speed things up. Fingers crossed |
Originally when I read it ...
Posted by Krista on 8/23/2018, 7:52 pm, in reply to "Re: Yikes"
... I thought she meant serious ones were within 6 weeks but she meant the initial consult. *groan*|
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