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Horrible Biopsy Experience

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So, now that I'm more coherent I can explain my experience. I have been to many doctors for many things and have NEVER been treated like this or found anyone to be this rude.

After waiting an hour and half after my scheduled time b/c the same day surgery center was packed (standing room only!), the doctor walked into the procedure room. He never made eye contactwith me and gave a half-@$$ apology as he walked by. I introduced him to my husband and he barley said hello, never looked up from what he was reading or extend his hand. RUDE! Once my husband left the room, the doctor never said another word to me. He just told me to open and close my mouth while he stuck the mouth piece in without telling me what he was doing, he spoke around me while I was laying there and asked the nurses if I were late (I took the mouth piece out and responded to him myself.), and the *biggie* was that he started to inject the sedative into my IV without telling me!!!!!! Can you believe it!? :angry: After I saw him inject the second syringe, I pulled out the mouth piece again and firmly asked if he were in fact administering the sedative; he flatly stated, "yes". My little heart moinitor was beeping away after that!

I honestly found the whole experience to be very unsettling and down right rude. He seemed to have lost the fact that I was a person not just a procedure. Have any of you had any experiences like this? *Nothing* like this has ever happened to me with a doctor. I'm gonna get my results and then I'm done with him. I don't care how much knowledge he has and how "specialized" he is in Celiac Disease. No one deserves to be treated like this. I may not even go back; I may just call for the results because if they are positive I'll be finding a new GI anyway. What a jerk!


~Kristy~

Zachary (5 y/o son) -negative labs, no biopsy, gluten-free diet 3/06 with amazing results

*Enterolab testing: auto-immune response, main-Celiac gene/HLA-DQ 2, non-Celiac gluten sensitivity gene/HLA-DQ 3

"Congratulations!

Today is your day.

You're off to Great Places!

You're off and away!"

--Oh The Places You'll Go

by Dr. Seuss

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What a horrible way to be treated! That dr obviously has no bedside manner. :angry:

Unfortunately, it's way too common for some specialists to be like that (I'm betting my GI will be like that, just based on her curt manner during my initial appointment.) I've found anesthetists to be especially bad/cocky. And you wouldn't believe some of the chatting and comments surgeons make during procedures.

The worst can be during a cesarean section when the mother is awake and aware the whole time, and the surgeon & staff are chatting about all sorts of irrelevant stuff and completely ignoring the mother who is going through what is supposed to be the most amazing moment of her life: having a baby.

Michelle

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That doctor really was rude! :angry: I'm sorry that you were treated that way.

I feel kinda bad because I was one of the people who told you it was nothing to be afraid of--and then this happened. :ph34r:


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The famous saying is that specialists "are a special breed." I found that true on dental specialists also. They are a breed of their own. Most of the ones I have met have no manners either and they think they are royalty. I have met a few who were just terrific but most seem to be like the one you met.


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fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

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I feel kinda bad because I was one of the people who told you it was nothing to be afraid of--and then this happened. :ph34r:

Ditto!

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So sorry you had such a terrible experience :( . Some doctors, although they may be "specialists" in their field, just don't have a very good bedside manner.

I have had my fair share of these, and it isn't worth it to stay with them, imo. I think their should be a partenership between patient and doctor, and it definitely sounds like you didn't have this with yours.

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Kristy,

Sorry you had such a bad experience....I at least hope you get teh answers you're looking for, and then switch to a wonderful doctor after that.

I've unfortunately had a similar experience with my previous OB/GYN doctor. He was awful! Since then, I get recommendations from numerous people before choosing any dr. My current OB/GYN, our allergy/asthma dr., and our GI doctor are probably teh 3 best doctors of any kind I have ever gone to my entire life. I actually found our GI doctor by posting a "help" ad on craigslist. I had dozens of responses and when the same name kept popping up, that's who I ended up using. She spent over an hour with us on our initial appt, was so thorough, understanding, patient, etc. We had to wait 4 1/2 months to get in but I think it was worth it. If you haven't used craigslist before, you might give it a shot. Or if you can find other people on this board in your area who could recommend someone that would be even better. Good luck to you!

O

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If you do leave that doctor, I would recommend writing a very calm, polite letter telling him exactly how awful you felt during the procedure and why, and explaining that that is why, no matter how skilled he is technically, you are looking for another doctor. Then at least, he doesn't have the excuse that he doesn't realize this, and he won't do it to another patient (hopefully).

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I can't believe it! :o:angry:

I'm sorry you had to go through that. :(


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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What a maroon!!!! Geez, doctors like that deserve to get slapped silly!!! :angry:

Another one who thinks he's God, obviously........ <_<

Hugs to you,

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

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Kristy, I am sorry you had to go through this, I wouldn't stay with somebody like that, either. But Alison is right, you ought to write a letter, explaining why you're switching doctors.

I hope that at least you're getting the answers you are looking for.


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Sorry Kristy that you had to have that experience.

I always thought it would be a good idea for Drs to have a feedback system like ebay where you could leave public comments about them ! :)


Diagnosed May 2006 - Hashimotos Thyroid after being diagnosed in 1977 and told it didn't matter.

Diagnosed June 2006 with adrenal insufficiency.

Diagnosed June 2006 as Gluten Intolerant after I failed the Challenge Diet. Negative blood test.No biopsy.

Diagnosed June 2006 as B12 low. Needed weekly injections for a year.Still have them every 2 weeks.

Trialled Dairy Free Diet and reacted positively to that challenge in January 07.

News Flash! Coeliac Genetic Testing done April 08 . DQ2 Positive !

Diagnosed July 2010 FODMAP. Limits on Fructose, lactose, polyols, fructans. NO ONION! But I can have hard cheese, butter and cream again!!!

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That doctor really was rude! :angry: I'm sorry that you were treated that way.

I feel kinda bad because I was one of the people who told you it was nothing to be afraid of--and then this happened. :ph34r:

Ditto!

Please don't feel badly; it wasn't your fault the doctor was such a jerk. The procedure itself truly was a piece of cake. The only downside was that it took me the entire day and night to shake the effects of the sedative. I had the hangover but missed the party! :P

I don't know if I'll get any answers about anything. The only reason I pursued this is because of Zachary and his obvious problems with gluten. I know how the gluten-free diet works so I certainly don't need the doctor's guidance to try it, and I know it's a much healthier diet than I'm eating now.


~Kristy~

Zachary (5 y/o son) -negative labs, no biopsy, gluten-free diet 3/06 with amazing results

*Enterolab testing: auto-immune response, main-Celiac gene/HLA-DQ 2, non-Celiac gluten sensitivity gene/HLA-DQ 3

"Congratulations!

Today is your day.

You're off to Great Places!

You're off and away!"

--Oh The Places You'll Go

by Dr. Seuss

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