Before I start ranting, here are her stats:
4 months old - 15lbs 13 ounces, 26 1/4" tall. Just over 97th percentile for weight, and 97th percentile for height.
As you can see Violet was all ready to go to the doctor for her 4 month check up this morning. It was a week early, but she was running out of her Zantac and we needed to see this new doctor so it could be refilled. I had asked that she have her 4 month check up then, and they had said that would be fine.
We waited an hour to be seen and the doctor is in there for, oh, literally about 2 minutes tops, before she says "So you can come back next week for her 4 month check up because we can't do it a week early."
I was so flipping pissed. My husband had to take time off work to go with us and it was completely wasted waiting for this ditzy doctor.
We also find out that her previous doctor (or whomever worked in the office) only sent medical records for her first two weeks. WHAT GOOD are her medical records from her birth to two weeks old?! How about the records from birth to now?! DUMB PEOPLE!
So after my new doctor can see how visibly pissed off we are, she tries to make it our fault that they scheduled us to come in a week early. She said that the receptionist wouldn't have known that the baby couldn't be seen a week early. Excuse me? I disagree. How about training your employees properly instead of blaming me.
Then, what REALLY made me angry was this. I found out just recently that other mom's with babies on Zantac had their dosages increased according to their weight. My old doctor NEVER upped her dosage. She was prescribed Zantac at 6 weeks old, and it NEVER was increased!
So this new doctor reconfigured her prescription based on weight, and her dosage QUADRUPLED. It makes me so angry that my baby girl wasn't getting anywhere near the amount of medicine she needed. GAH!
I am going to be raising some hell on the phone today. UGH. Needless to say we are never going back to this new doctor. She has some nerve to try to blame me for a mistake that was made by her receptionist. And come on -- can't you just do her 4 month check up a few days early? Would it really kill ya? No, instead she tells us that she'll see us next week. Yah right!
I got Violet's new prescription and I am going to get it filled today and then never go back. DUMB DOCTORS.