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Is it time for me to find a new cardiologist
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Jeff
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Is it time for me to find a new cardiologist Reply with quote

"Javier" <rojasj@gmail.com> wrote in message
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I have to disagree wiht you Jeff. If I didn't have any prior history of
cardiac problems I would be on your side. However, since I do I felt I
was better off asking than calling my PCP only to be told to call my
cardiologist.

Read my reply again. I said it was appropriate for you to call the
cardiologist's office.

Jeff
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Jeff wrote:
outsor@citynet.net> wrote in message
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Any of your doctors are paid consultants. If you feel that any one of
them is not producing the services purchased then fire them. Part of
finding a new one is to clarify exactly what services when and how
delevered is to be expected.

Yeah, but is it fair to expect a cardiologist to know and treat arm
problems? Certainly, it was appropriate to call the cardiologist's office
because pain radiating to the arm is a sign of cardiac problems, but it
is
not appropriate to expect him to treat problems that fall into the realm
of
physical therapists, arthropods or primary care docs.

Jeff
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Javier
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Is it time for me to find a new cardiologist Reply with quote

Heck, with a cardiac issue it's always best to be cautious and make the
call. The one time I don't make the call the the smoke won't be from
the BBQ.
Jeff wrote:
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"Javier" <rojasj@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Jeff,

The reason I called them was becuase I felt discomfort in my left arm.
Had I felt discomfort in my right glute or had an ear ache I would have
called my PCP. From my point of view I made the right call. Yet, I
feel as if I had called the fire department because I smell smoke and
then having the FD tell me to call 411 and ask them what I should do.

Javier

There is no question that calling the cardiologist was the right thing to
do. However, I think the cardiologist office responded properly. They told
you it is not cardiac in nature. It is like learning that the smoke is from
the BBQ next door. There may be zoning violations or health violations, but
it is not up to the fire department to determine if that is the case. Or
maybe the neighbors should invite you over for some hot dogs or better yet,
ribs.

Now, if you think the cardiologist's office didn't ask you all the questions
they have or that you should have spoken to the cardiologist, that is a
different issue.

Jeff


Jeff wrote:
outsor@citynet.net> wrote in message
news:449d3205$0$76286$4d5ecec7@reader.city-net.com...
Any of your doctors are paid consultants. If you feel that any one of
them is not producing the services purchased then fire them. Part of
finding a new one is to clarify exactly what services when and how
delevered is to be expected.

Yeah, but is it fair to expect a cardiologist to know and treat arm
problems? Certainly, it was appropriate to call the cardiologist's office
because pain radiating to the arm is a sign of cardiac problems, but it
is
not appropriate to expect him to treat problems that fall into the realm
of
physical therapists, arthropods or primary care docs.

Jeff
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