Primary Care Doctors are not prepared!
Sep 21, 2010So, I am sick and had to go to my primary care doctor's office today. My primary care doctor didn't have an open appointment so I saw a physicians assistant. I have had a fever and diarrhea. When I went to the office they took blood and had me pee in a cup. It all seemed pretty standard.
When the results came back it was clear I had a virus. But, they didn't know how to treat me. She stated she wanted me to drink a lot of gatorade. Regular gatorade, not the low sugar kind. Then she asked if my surgeon would let me take immodium. I was very surprised that they are not better prepared to treat a gastric bypass patient. I wonder how many other people are going through this. I am concerned that in the future I will not be getting the care that I need from my primary care office.
Indian Trail, NC
Apr 14, 2010