What’s happening to Praxis?
Below you will find a bunch of information on visiting or phoning your doctor and asking questions, how to take care of problems when you first notice them, tips to reduce pain, overcome needle phobias, acne and hair loss
– October 4, 2015 update
I also snapped this photo of Praxis, in Berlin. A physiotherapy and Osteopathy clinic.
– November 11, 2015
One of the things I dislike, is when a doctor in the hospital comes to me, and asks me to show him or her, a CT scan, which I do (and that’s not the part I dislike). Then, the doctor tells me how helpful I am, how important it is to have in-person chats with the radiologist, because they say, it helps them know what to do next. Then in casual conversation, (after they’ve finished flattering me), they sneak into the conversation, that the patient has been in hospital for a week, that they thought the diagnosis was something different.
THEN, I look at my radiologist report for the CT scan, which clearly states the correct diagnosis, and it was available 1 week ago. So the referring doctor didn’t bother to read my report, and was ignoring their patient in hospital for a week, and then decided to waste my time so I would spoon feed them the correct diagnosis and tell them what to do next (which I do… like “this bowel obstruction caused by sigmoid diverticulitis, needs surgery, like a left colostomy). In other words, I hate how they use fake flattery to obscure the fact that they are crappy doctors.
January 5, 2016 update. OK, another complaint of mine, against the health care system. Today I learned that my radiology reports, are being deliberately delayed to delivery to the doctors who ordered the scans. Although I dictate cases into a Voice Recognition system, and the report is “online” to be findable after 5 minutes, the actual printed report does not go directly to the Emergency Room, or the Inpatient Ward. Instead, our crazy administration has decided to send all printed reports to a little room with a clerk, who matches the printed reports, with different printed requisitions, and checks that the correct patient had the correct kind of report. Finally, the next day, the printed reports are delivered to where it was ordered from, like ER, or a hospital ward. The problem is: Doctors and nurses who ordered the scan, are not notified that a report is online. So they never get reminded to look for it online, so they never do. So to them, it seems like all my radiology reports take 1 day to get to them, instead of 5 minutes. No wonder they think I’m slow, and no wonder they prefer to send their patients for scans outside the hospital. In my opinion, there is no benefit provided by that clerk in a little room. But administration won’t change. They don’t listen to doctors.
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