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Topic: My experience with our medical system (good)

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Re: My experience with our medical system (good)
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2021, 09:13:27 AM »
I called, and they straightened it out, so I have the medication now, the bad news is it was nearly $500.  There is concern that poor movement of blood due to the flutter could cause clots which during surgery could get to the brain and cause a stroke.

I'm somewhat amazed how many of the docs I saw, and nurses, are from the Indian subcontinent.  My surgeon's name is Katipundi, my cards  name is also Indian.

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Re: My experience with our medical system (good)
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2021, 09:47:59 AM »
My primary care guy had his nurse call me to see how I was doing.  He saw my chart that I was admitted.  I appreciate that he followed up.

I can access my chart on line, test results, medications, history, MD comments, it's pretty neat, though the system has some wobbles, as most do.

Of course, when I read that POPSCN is under 0.02 ng/L, I'm not sure what it means, aside from the normal ranges they provide.

I didn't have a heart attack, there is a protein in the blood that can signal that you had one, interestingly.  I have "mild" coronary heart disease, about typical for my age, some plaque buildup.  Dr. Katipundi told me to eat reasonably (duh) but not be so restrictive it gets ridiculous.  He said one to two glasses of wine a day, preferably one.  I have been entirely off alcohol since Sunday night.  Abstention is easier than moderation.

I have a bp monitor now.  They want me to keep a record, so far everything is nominal.

I don't think I would be as nice as they were to me were I a med prof.  One doc out of about 8 was slightly direct, which is OK with me, more like what I expect.  Seven of 8 went out of their way to be really nice, answer questions, explain things well, etc.   And the hospital was slammed while I was there, no one could explain why.

This hospital had a recent major expansion and they rush opened three floors a year ago to handle a possible COVID surge that didn't happen fortunately.  The curved part is new obviously.  A typically confusing hospital with many additions over the years.




 

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