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This is not a bed sore. My mother is not diabetic. She has no other health issues except for what is going on and what I mentioned.
I completely understand that you are not medical professionals. I posted this to see if anyone else was going through the same thing and to see what they did to resolve it. I appreciate you and others for taking the time to reply.

The reason why she is a bit worried about trying out another city here in Florida. (which I mentioned) is because of the treatment she has received from most doctors in the Tampabay area. As I said, they either do not do a follow up, some would not take a look at all of the previous medical records that we brought with us and there were even some that claimed that my mother is crazy and this is all because she is overweight. So I am sorry, but I do not agree that Florida has a good healthcare system. We have called Medicare and medicate multiple times in the past to both file a complaint against some doctors and warning them that some were charging high amount of money for things that my mother did not need. There is a LOT more to it but I really would not like to sit in front of my computer for a few hours typing it out.

It had gone to a point when we contacted government officials and those that dealt with things similar to what my mother is going through to no avail.

I have done this time again and again (general practitioners, surgeons, the lot) and they mostly focused on her blood pressure which is high due to what I mentioned in my first post. They never try to get to the bottom of what is causing this pain that she has or even dig deeper into her past records.

That is what my mother told me (about needing an endoscopy) when they released her from the hospital last week. But it could be what you mentioned as well. The thing is, even though we would tell the person that would try to perform the test on her that her blood pressure is high due to pain and cannot be controlled with her medication, instead of figuring out a way to lower it down to a safe level then going on with it, they would admit her to the hospital and then same thing would happen again. It is an endless cycle.

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My goodness, this has sure been an ongoing saga for your poor mum.
From the experiences you’ve relayed, your mom has clearly lost faith and isn’t satisfied with with her current providers in the Tampa area. You mentioned Mayo-Phoenix in your original post. However, Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville is much closer and would offer the same comprehensive level of expertise. Then she wouldn’t have to make that lengthy trip to Arizona if she’s not feeling well.

Mayo Clinic, no matter which of the 3 locations, has an exceptional standard of care. So if they are able to offer assistance to your mom, it wouldn’t make any difference which campus she attended. I know your mom doesn’t trust the medical community in Florida however, Mayo Clinic is an independent medical facility and sets their own standard of excellence.

Hopefully someone on this Connect forum will respond with some suggestions which will be helpful to you and your mom. Lori