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Nurse Practitioner = waste of time

8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #33800 by mmc
I need to correct my earlier comment about the NP really being an MA.

Even MAs know better. My daughter is an MA and I sent her your post about the NP. Here is her response:

Holy crap! That is so completely unprofessional and she needs to file a complaint with the doctor. That NP should not be allowed to practice, or exist in a population that requires some humanity. If I were this patient I think I probably would have given her a piece of my mind and finished it off with a knuckle sandwich to the face!! I can't believe people like that are allowed to practice medicine.


No, she wouldn't have really done the 'knuckle sandwich'. :)

I do have to admit that my daughter was top of her class in MA school and we've had enough medical issues in our family (not me--until bladder cancer) that it is hard not to get a pretty thorough medical education around us. :unsure:

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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8 years 3 months ago #33783 by Patricia
Hey just a thought..ask her if she does do windows and floors...i could really use her. She's obviously not qualified to do the job she's being paid to do. Where do i apply?
Kimberly all slides, paperwork, scans, whatever done at the hospital are yours. You need only sign for them. If you want your slides sent somewhere else for confirmation which is always a good idea just log onto the Johns Hopkins site and they'll guide you through it
http://pathology.jhu.edu/department/services/consults/urologic.cfm
Pat

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8 years 3 months ago #33782 by GKLINE
I've had a great relationship with my NP. I have a few questions about yours though.

What did she look like and WHO is she sleeping with in the office? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Who did she think she was dealing with when you asked those VERY pointed and intelligent Questions?

Did her face get that snarkey look and she kept averting her eyes when you asked for answers?

Did you get to see the Urologist? I always do when I go to the office

Who is she sleeping with in the office? As an equal opportunity person capable of some PC. Who was HE sleeping with in the office! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

George
ps Kimberly, you did Great! You asked the right questions and you were NOT put off by dumb answers. Get the Urologist on the horn and give him a piece of your mind! :S :S :S

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Light a man ON fire and he's warm forever.

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8 years 3 months ago #33780 by sara.anne
I would join in with the comment that this wasn't a very professional NP! AND I would also join in with the thought that you shouldn't subject yourself to her again.

My experience with a Nurse practicioner was MUCH more favorable; she is the one (not my primary care doc) who told me that if I had more than three UTI's in a year I needed to get to a urologist ASAP. And she sent me to an excellent one and we caught my blc early.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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8 years 3 months ago #33778 by mmc
Kimberly,

If you haven't already, you want to sign the release form and get a copy of ALL of your records from the urologist.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #33777 by mmc
WOW!!!! I like your sense of humor about it! Not only do I agree with you, I would go out a big limb to say that NP was an idiot. Ever meet one of those secretaries that doesn't know how to type or use the computer? Jeez!!!!

DEFINATELY you do not want to see her again. What's the point. She doesn't know about slides and thinks numbers dont' matter??? Numbers determine the treatment path.

I think my response to "numbers don't really matter" would have been "do they matter on your paycheck?". I bet they do!

Holy Moly!

Mike

PS: My wife is an LPN and SHE knows about slides for 2nd opinions. This NP you met does not sound like NP. Sure she wasn't a MA (Medical Assistant)? Yikes...

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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