To say I hate them would be a comical understatement. There is no word to express my feelings. My experience is admittedly limited to the lowest rung I'm sure, because I am poor. That means you get a doctor that doesn't even remember you at visits, yet wants you to trust them to keep your best health interests in mind. It means that any problem you have is met with the suspicion that you are just after prescriptions to abuse or sell.
My opinion has been reinforced by an incredibly traumatizing stay in the hospital (with pnemonia) a few years ago. My chief health concern is high blood pressure. I have a prescription for it, and it helps, until I am in the doctors office. Then it skyrockets to higher levels than I have ever experienced even without medication.
I have been trying since right after my birthday (December 12th) to get a refill for my blood pressure meds. My pharmacy and my doctor dropped the ball at every conceivable step and have ping ponged my back and forth for... well they still are, actually. To give some context for how far in advance I requested a refill, I will not run out until tonight. Last week I called both of them every day, multiple times. Every time I called, I got a new explanation. The thing that is killing me and has got me seriously shaking mad is that they told me they sent the ok to my pharmacy wednesday. They didn't. I called thursday, and was told that they couldn't possibly ok it, as my particular doctor (who never even remembers me) wasn't in, and that despite what they said yesterday, she wasn't in then either. She wouldn't be back in until next Monday (today). I called this morning and learned the pharmacy still hadn't heard anything, and called the doctor. "Oh, she won't be back in till the 29th".
That's when I flipped my shit and related all the conflicting things I have been told for 2 weeks now, saying this was some ridiculous bullshit. Now they are going to try to get another doctor to ok the refill, and call me back by this afternoon one way or another. YEAH FUCKING RIGHT. So now I'm wondering what's worse for bad hypertension, no medication or doing this every fucking day until my doctor's appointment (I'm having to wait weeks for that, too). I'm voting no meds at the moment, because I can't take much more of this rage.
*Sorry for those people who watch me for cute pokemon and get this. I don't have anyone I can talk to about it and I need to vent before I explode.
Watching: Star Trek
Eating: Homemade chicken noodle soup, YUM!
Drinking: Dr. Pepper