Well, I'd say it's a start. I can't count (especially w/my almost 6 week post-op brain) how many places I had to go to, go through...the dance. And that was after being DX'd 10 years ago. But, during the dog&pony show dance (some NL I didn't like, some NS I realized I wanted nothing to do with) , but I did utilize what I could....further testing (always ask for actual imaging to be put on CD for your own records-I've got a collection at this point) test "findings"- the written report as well. Further testing a for as Selma would say ALL related conditions (I can say... I wish I'd done testing for EDS before surgery...but I did get EMG's, CINE, blood work ...a lot of blood work). So, if you're able to get simply testing done-see a NL... never hurts to speak to Dr's so you get the feel of what to ask the next one, etc. While doing so,you can arrange to go back to your Dr. and ask for a referral to the hospital you'd wanted the referral to. I've just always utilized what was in front of me - even if I knew It would not end up being my...correct hospital, Dr, etc.
In the meantime, call in to your Dr. and explain again. I know my Dr. changed referral just due to a place that was closer to me. Easy fix..
But don't give up hope...you don't have to land wherever the place you first/at the first stop on the flight! You do have a choice. Read More At : ...