Kaiser Permanente Fontana Complaint - Appointments
Resolution Update on 10/25/2007:
I'm not having chest pains and medications are keeping me stable.
FONTANA, CALIFORNIA -- I was put on a medication that made me unable to think, converse, and remember so that I appeared on the wrong day for an appointment and another time couldn't remember it at all even with the reminders for my cardiology appointments. Most of the time I didn't know what day it was or the time of day. When I went to see my GP doctor, he said it wasn't the medications and wanted to refer me to mental health care for depression. The cardiologist wouldn't give me another appointment even though I was on aspirin, atenolol, nitroglycerin, plavix, diltiazim, and the culprit flexeril. I read in an article that flexeril built up in the system of the elderly and caused side effects and quit taking it. Then it took awhile but I finally was able to think clearly again.
Now my cardiologist says I'm stable and with the meds and he doesn't need to see me again unless I have a problem. If so, I can always call and make an appointment.
Last two times I had chest pains I went to the emergency room--no time to wait for an appointment.