Resubmitting an Appointment Request
Hi! Question for the Group or the Champions.
My background is that I have a strong pain that occurs only at night during sleep. It starts just below my ribs and radiates to my chest and arms. If I can get fully awake, it will go away; however it may recur several times nightly. I’ve seen a variety of specialists locally, with no clear diagnosis.
Last week, I submitted an appointment request to Internal Medicine. I did it as a self-referral and I am wondering if that was my mistake, because it came back as unable to offer an appointment, demand exceeds capacity. I REALLY believe in the Mayo model and that it could help me figure out what was going on, so I was really bummed.I understand that I’m not gravely ill, but my symptoms have had a huge impact and I’d like to get to the bottom of it.
My question – has anyone had luck at resubmitting their request, submitting to a different campus, or having their PCP submit it? The financial piece of this is not an issue for me. I also don’t mind waiting.
Are there patient advocates that can help getting an appointment?
Many thanks for any help from the group members or moderator.