Is there a way to change specialists?
This may not be the appropriate group and if not, please advise.
I have a chronic serious condition that warrants going to the emergency room every so often. I would prefer not to but I can't seem to get an appointment with someone who can help me. Back in 2021, after an emergency visit, I was referred to a department and they told me to "pick a specialist" and I selected one I could see asap. First visit with her was a disaster. I had no confidence in her after a 3 minute discussion and I was taken aback by her reaction when she saw my issue. Very unprofessional. She did not listen to my answers at all or my records which indicated WHY I was not on certain medications. She could have cared less about my history. She wrote completely inacurrate information in her notes which I asked to be changed. I cancelled further appts, asked patient relations to change me and I received the standard letter saying she was following standard patient care. Well, she had not provided "care". I never saw her again. My Interventional radiologist no longer sees patients, my hematologist is no longer there and after 6 hemo fellow that come and go, I just gave up. So now, I manage my care by going to the emergency room. It was an IR who diagnosed me, treated me and helped me but I can't seem to get another appointment with an IR. I have an appointment at Cleveland clinic next week but I'm 5 minutes away from Mayo and 5 hours away from Cleveland clinic. It's been since 2021 that I actually had an appt with a specialist. Can't Mayo do something here? They still have the physician I never followed up with, 3 years later, as my specialist. It's ridiculous that a patient is forced to keep going to the emergency room because they can't change doctors.