Wednesday, August 20, 2008

More school physicals

Megan and Daniel had their school physicals earlier this week. Their primary care physician is the same doctor that Joshua saw last week. I can't say that I'm impressed with this doctor, but he'll have to suffice until I start work full-time and switch us all to private (non-military) insurance and shop around for a pediatrician that more fits our family.

Megan is 4 years 5 months old and weighs 35 pounds. She is 40 1/2 inches tall. She is up to date on her vaccines until next year, at that time she'll get her round of Kindergarten shots. However, this doctor's "nurse" (I'm not a fan of staff that wears nametags without job titles or career initials) transcribed Megan's Alaska shot record onto a blue Florida shot record and completely left half of the shots off the record. Apparently she wasn't too familiar with the combination vaccines. After 2 tries, Megan failed her eye exam with her left eye. I mentioned to her new doctor that she had been seeing a pediatric eye doctor every 6 months because of some difficulty with her left eye, and the new doctor said he wasn't too concerned. I mentioned her nose bleeds, again new doctor said he wasn't too concerned. I also mentioned the hairy nevus over her spine, and he didn't even look at it.
Daniel also got a school physical for starting daycare in a few months. He is now 2 years and 10 months old. He weighs in at 31 pounds and is 36 1/2 inches tall. I had no concerns about Daniel. Not that the doctor would have cared, anyway. I got the feeling he was rather put-out by the fact that I actually asked questions about my kids' health. But the mission was to have school physical papers completed and that was done, so I took my forms and prayed the whole way to the minivan that none of the kids get sick in the next few months until we have a new doctor.

3 comments:

Rachel H. said...

I am so sorry you have a bum Dr. I hope you find someone you like really soon--someone who will check out the concerns, because I absolutely think they are valid!

Wild Banks' said...

How nutter! Does he know you{re a nurse_ and one of the best too, if you don{t mind my saying so. I have never heard of such an appathetic lump for a doctor! Count our prayers inwith yours and no worries!
p.s. sorry about the funky punctuation' I think there{s something wrong with my keyboard settings. Probably pounded by little boys.

Just a Girl in a Port said...

Man, that's awful. I hope you find a much better doctor soon that fits your family.