So yesterday I had an appointment with my Endocrinologist. Since coming to Dr. M, this is the first time I have actually gotten blood work results from him, so I was curious. Mind you not worried, I know roughly where I should be and that there shouldn’t be any major surprises.
Going to the appointment, which was at 2:45, I arrived at 2:30 since I had a new insurance card, new address, contact info and stuff like that. THE OFFICE was PACKED. Mind you, there are other Doctor’s in the practice so it was all good. I kept waited, so while I was waiting, I played Tiny Wings on my phone, but also had text conversations with Kim, Sara, Jess, and Tina (AKA Christina). It wasn’t all bad, but the wait time to me was intolerable this time. I mean I know Sara has had lengthy waits, but my first wait for Dr. M. was about 5/10 minutes. This time not so much.
I want to say I waited about 50 or minutes before I even saw him. I did the math. My co-pay is $25, I saw him for about 20 minutes, if I was lucky. So I paid him about 1.25 a minute. That doesn’t even include what my insurance company pays. We had a great conversation about everything. I mean he is a fast talker, but we still talked about stuff. We talked about my cereal issues, he was stumped, he asked if I changed cereals? Nope. Did I try this? Yep. How about this? Yep. This?? Duh. Oh…. well have you tried other things. Yes, I can eat 47 waffles, covered in peanut butter or butter, and nail them spot on, but cereal, not so much. His suggestion keep trying or enjoy my waffles. (We were joking at that point obviously).
We spoke about my test results, which we fine. My weight, my cholesterol, my a1c were pretty much consistent with my last results, and the results before that. My LDL is slightly elevated, but I am gonna work on that. Otherwise, there were no concerns. We spoke about the difference between insulin’s and his opinion on them. Honestly, he said at this point the differences between lets say Novolog and Apidra are minimal. The main thing being that maybe Apidra works slightly faster, but he is saying by minutes on either end. So he seriously said, if I wanted to I could experiment, but honestly why with what I am showing him.
So we setup my next appointment, I aimed for earlier in the day, right after lunch to be able to get in and out and left.
I sat in my car and looked at the copy of my lab work, the second page cracked me up.
Apparently, Labcorp has a generic form, I get it. Based upon where my a1c is or range it falls, I am at an increased risk of developing diabetes… Son of a biscuit. REALLY? I’m at an increased risk??? I am pretty sure it’s a little late for that. I gave up telling people what my actual number is for lent. Karen and Kerri know why.
So that was my endo visit. I know I am still not on my Friends for Life update. Honestly with how things have been, I haven’t had the time to do things justice on that end.
On a side note, I have decided I want to send a bill to my Endocrinologist’s office. You know the entire you will be charged a cancellation fee policy, I am charging him a late fee.
While I value my time, I am not an M.D. so I am only going to charge him $1 a minute for my wasted time. So that’s $60 plus add in the delay fee of $30 and the excess waiting fee of $10, he owes me $100! I wonder what he would do if he got that in the mail…
Take care people.