LETTER: 'Health'? 'Care'? Neither

My husband and I received letters from our primary care physicians recently. Because it was a form letter, I assume the letters were
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

My husband and I received letters from our primary care physicians recently. Because it was a form letter, I assume the letters were sent to all patients. They encouraged us to get various kinds of health screenings. Neither of them seem to follow through on tests and procedures already done, so why should we follow their advice?

My husband still has the original problem for which he was told coronary bypass was the answer. He has had addtional related procedures since then and prescribed the Big Pharma remedies. It will be four years, soon, since he began to fall for their (and the teaching hospital's) advice.

The original problem is still there and worse than it was. It is NOT angina. His doctor said he is getting older. Why are they afraid to find out the true problem?

My own doctor thought I should have a lab test to make sure I was right when I told him I felt OK. That was in early February. I did not get a call so I assumed I was right and there was no reason to call me. Well, in June I decided to call his office just to check. The nurse found the requisition but no results.

I had the test and the bill was paid but no one made sure I had the results. Not the doctor, not the hospital, not the insurance company.

If people would just follow through and spend the energy of their arrogance on actually providing true health care, we would get a lot more done with a lot less.

Virginia Sanderson

Clyde