Kaiser Complaint - Do have a Kaiser Don't Ask, Don't tell Policy
LARGO, MARYLAND -- I felt Kaiser was a more personable medical center & that's why I had them for a long time. I have laryngitis. I got an appointment same day but not with my primary doctor because I was a squeeze in which is fine. Do they work on commission? When the doctor came in he stated, Oh your so & so patient. All he did was check my ears & mouth & saw that I had an enlarged tonsil & did speak a word about whether it was good or bad. After 30 seconds he wrote me up a doctors not & prescribe Amoxicillin. Why was I prescribed that! He didn't talk to me about laryngitis & the two different types they have. I had to go look online to find out that I might have bacterial laryngitis & that I should stay away from others and etc. All he asked me was how long do you want him to let me stay out of work for the note. He thought I would like the fact that I couldn't work & was willing to put 3 days to a week or longer. My main concern was why he couldn't talk & explain to me the meaning behind it all. Also when I got my blood pressure check the nurse asked is your reading usually this low? When she said that, her face didn’t seem to show that it was a good thing. She didn't even elaborate her comment. She just moved on. Do they get paid to not elaborate? Are they on a don't ask, don't tell policy? I felt what that movie John Q was talking about in a minor way. I guess I'm going to have to get my whole body checked by request and not wait something goes wrong & then all of a sudden run test. I guess I'll just ask since they won't tell or recommend. I'll ask the internet first. Of course it’s hard to ask about laryngitis when you can't speak. I relied on them for advice & knowledge, but my mistake. This experience I usually get these interactions from physicians that are not my primary doctors. But my primary doctor is not going to remember me anyway so is it a commission thing? Why be so nonchalant because your not my primary doctor. You can see my records too.