This is the email I received this morning. Typical canned response because it is contradictory. I have already worked with my provider and we determined that going to Mayo Clinic was in my healthcare’s best interest as no one can give me a diagnosis. I have a referral from my Rhuematologist and did an online form explaining my symptoms, etc. Don’t know what else to do? It seems that they think they probably cannot give me a diagnosis is my guess? I do appreciate that being done upfront instead of me missing several days of work and it would be costly to do. These Autoimmune issues are so poorly understood and modern medicine has failed me in this regard as modern medicine has had a direct correlation in causing my issues. I can call and try to get a better answer, but at this point I’m not for sure I want to waste my time. I guess I’m fortunate that what I’m dealing with is most likely not fatal, but it really sucks being in pain day after day after day with no reasonable explanation why I’m suffering from the pain I’m in. There has to be a reason, my body just didn’t decide one day to start the continuous pain without a reason. There is an underlying cause and that is what I was hoping Mayo could help me with. I guess not…
“Thank you for expressing an interest in Mayo Clinic. Your healthcare information has been reviewed by our Physicians in General Internal Medicine and we regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you an appointment. If your medical situation should change, you should seek care locally and work with your provider to determine if a referral to Mayo Clinic is in your best healthcare interests.
General Internal Medicine
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