Mother, whose child went into renal failure while he was still in the womb, describes the outstanding care her now 8-year-old son has received.
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came back, they said I did have lab work to do. A blood test and a urine test. Great – I had no urine anymore! I mentioned to the phlebotomist that blood was OK, although I was not fasting, but someone should have stopped me from the men’s room break for the urine test. The woman said that happens all the time. Odd.
I went in and met with the medical assistant, then sat and waited until around 4:15 (so much for an early appointment). Dr.
I told him I did not know why I was there. I already knew the genetic test results, knew what the diagnosis was, knew the rarity fo my condition, and understood that patients who have PKD1 are supposed to get kidney failure in their 30s, whereas I was 52 and had perfect-functioning kidneys, albeit with cysts on them. He said I was wrong. He then pulled out a document, opened to a page showing a bell curve chart from a study and showed me that the
This was without a doubt the worst, most unprofessional doctor visit I've had in my life. It was a complete waste of my time, as subsequent developments have revealed he did not know what he was talking about, yet he smugly gave me such terrible news with all certainty. All because I had the temerity to ask him questions and advocate for my own healthcare. I will not return to this doctor, nor would I ever advise anyone who is intelligent and asks questions of their healthcare providers to do so. You will not be well-received by this doctor. His ego evidently will not stand for that.
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