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    Morning Gents! Just thought I would share a bit of nonsense I encountered a few days ago at the doctor's office.

    I am not one to run to the doctor every time I get a sniffle. I can take care of myself unless it's something fairly serious. I typically don't get sick. Hadn't had a check-up in awhile and decided to schedule one at the doctor's office. Also wanted a flu shot.

    Some background. My brother works with this particular doctor office as a psychologist. Office is mostly female staffed. The female NP has screwed both the male docs in the office and there is lots of drama surrounding her and her BS. The female doc there can't stand the NP. The other females there can't stand the NP either but also have LOTS of their own drama (being women). As I live with my bro I hear this crap constantly.

    So the other day I go to get my checkup and flu shot. The NP TELLS me but does not ask, that I am getting labs. I said No. You're not paying my bill and the answer is NO. Rather than explain herself and any other options including costs, she gets pissed. I find out a few days later that I have been "fired" from the office.

    I did speak with my bro about this yesterday and being the beta male that he is he basically agreed with the twats. That didn't settle well with me and I chewed him out. Also sent a note to the twats today. It reads: You (I name names here) have forgotten your place. As the client I don't explain myself. You are correct that I am not a good fit for the office. And it is YOU whose services are no longer required.

    BOOM! That's how you handle uppity twats. I already have another provider lined up. I do have a history with this other provider so its' not an issue returing to them. Just thought I'd share.

    Rock on gents. NEVER let a woman get the upper hand.

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    So they tried to perform services you didn't want? Doesn't sound like an office deserving of your business.

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    Wouldn't labs be part of the check-up? Just asking.
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    Can I ask for a little explanation?

    NP?

    Nurse of the Practice? Maybe chief nurse or something similar? I simply don’t know, that’s why I ask. Different countries have different terminology et al.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrkoolkat5249 View Post
    I find out a few days later that I have been "fired" from the office.
    What does this mean?

    That you have been dropped as a patient in that particular medical practice or that you have been fired from your job?

    Sorry for the obtuseness, but I'm getting older and a lot of the modern parlance escapes me.

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    Agreed. Plus I paid bill in cash, not insurance so usually there is a discount. The bill did not reflect a discount and was considerably higher than what I was expecting. Bill was emailed to me and it was just the total dollar amount. There was no breakdown of service charges. They tried to play it off like it was okay. It was not. Just dishonest. Im so glad I fired them.

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    Maybe for some but I don't care to have that info all the time. I like to keep bills LOW. Last time I asked for labs (at different DR) no one could tell me what anything cost. Then they pulled up some number of $700 and I was like wth? I don't have insurance so everything I pay for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    Can I ask for a little explanation?

    NP?
    I assume he meant Nurse Practitioner.

    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001934.htm

    Sometimes a supervisory nurse or head nurse.

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    @Jackoff. NP stands for Nurse Practitioner. Kinda similar to a doctor but they don't do the same amount of medical school but are allowed to write RX as long as working with a doctor that can check them.

    Fired from office means that this Practise refuses to see me anymore. No big loss. Everyone is literally screwing everyone there. There are 3 MD.s One is in his seventies and actually a cool guy. Will be retiring soon so there goes half the practice. Other Male MD has been around for a couple of years and currently is screwing NP. Very volatile mix and he has threatened numerous times to quit. Funny thing is tho that he is so beta and a player and allows NP to finance his life. She buys him all kinds of crap. Pathetic really. Then because he is a car collector and has a coupla kids in college, he frequently is asking girlfriend/Np to loan him money. Plus he has side chicks too so there is more drama.

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    Medical industry insider here. The number ONE principle of medical ethics is the informed consent of the patient for ANY medical treatment. Medical services are offered to, and accepted by the patient after, and ONLY AFTER a discussion of their risks/costs/benefits/alternatives... This is what 'informed consent' means, and it is also cornerstone of the legal industry as it pertains to medical (mal)practice. Every first year medical student is taught this. It should be inescapable in the training of anyone in the medical industry. Perhaps it gets forgotten sometimes...???

    NP = nurse practitioner. This is a nurse with some additional authority to perform some of the rudimentary tasks of a doctor's medical practice (antibiotic prescriptions for strep throat, immunizations etc) even though prescription antibiotics all still have the federally required label indicating that they are "...to be dispensed only by, or under the direction of a licensed physician...". 'Under the direction of' a physician can be interpreted different ways, some more loosely than others. And it isn't unheard of for a NP to have that little extra authority beyond what nurses usually have to go to her head and to inspire her to begin acting as though they have more power and authority than they are actually qualified to wield. This may be what has occurred here.

    What has almost certainly occurred is that the NP has lost sight of who has the ultimate authority here. It isn't her. It isn't even the physician who employs her. Regardless of what she may believe/assume about her position, the patient always has veto power over ANY medical service on offer. She may have gotten the acquiescence of that physician because he doesn't want the confrontation, because he doesn't want the hassel of firing and replacing her, because he only heard her side of the events that went down that day, because he doesn't want anymore drama in his office than he already has, or any number of other reasons...

    None of that changes who is ultimately in charge of any medical decisions.

    Depending on how hostile you wish to be here, you have the option of writing a review of your experience with that office on Google reviews for the whole world to see. I think you can do this anonymously, and you may or may not choose to let them know you have done so. If you do this, familiarize yourself with exactly where the lines are regarding what you can, and cannot write publicly without handing the NP a defamation case against yourself. You may also complain to the state board of medicine or the state board of nursing in your state. It is common for state medical boards to be required by state law to investigate EVERY complaint they get, anonymous or not. If you are going to go either of these routes, understand that the disregard for patient consent is the medico-legal issue that is the most deserving of attention here. (The personality traits of the people involved, however obnoxious and unprofessional, are not worthy of the state board's involvement, but disregard for informed consent still is).

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    Re: Hive Healthcare

    Quote Originally Posted by DangZagnut View Post
    I assume he meant Nurse Practitioner.

    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001934.htm

    Sometimes a supervisory nurse or head nurse.
    From the link:

    The NP is allowed to provide a broad range of health care services, which may include:

    Taking the person's history, performing a physical exam, and ordering laboratory tests and procedures
    Diagnosing, treating, and managing diseases

    Writing prescriptions and coordinating referrals

    Providing education on disease prevention and healthy lifestyles

    Performing certain procedures, such as a bone marrow biopsy or lumbar puncture
    So, if I understand right an NP (Nurse Practitioner) is similar to a GP (General Practitioner) in the U.K or here in Ireland for all intents and purposes.

    Yeah there may be subtle differences in legislation, but generally speaking?

    Thanks for this.

    Edit:

    Hell, even a G.P. here wouldn't attempt a bone marrow biopsy or a lumbar puncture.
    Last edited by Jackoff; November 24, 2021 at 12:12 AM.

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    I included the link but my explanation was more based on a recent hospital stay.


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