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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Nov 12th, 18, 8:10 PM Thread Starter
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Today I go to have blood work done. I get there and they normally have a clipboard for you to sign into. No clipboard so I go and sit down. As soon as I sit down I start scanning the room and notice a small computer type of screen on a stand for you to sign in on. So I get up and go over to sign in. This f_cking thing wants to know your life history and keeps screwing up. I wanted to smash it and gave it a whack and the guy behind me said it isn't working right and I said no and walked away. The two girls that draw the blood walk out from the back probably figuring no one was there because even the girl that was before me said she couldn't sign in and either could he. Well I laid into them and said the clipboard was easier and that thing wants to know your life history. After my rant I looked at the girl that was ahead of me and made her laugh when I said gee I sound like my father now. I was waiting for the blood to come out of my arm boiling but I guess I calmed down by then.
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Quest? I was at my local one Friday
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My doctor moved away this summer and one of his parting shots was sending me for blood work in May. I get assigned a new doc and the first damn thing he wants is blood work again. My attitude is It's my damn blood and I'm keeping as much of it as I can, leave me the hell alone already!!! I don't like dealing with doctors and being poked and prodded for every little thing they think might be wrong.
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I don't mind it, its our location. Because everyone is fasting, stupid long line ups at 8am. Book online they say, yeah, I'm good for Jan 1st next year. Or if you want, we have a 4pm, on Wed.

These places get so little for every sample they deal with, these poor people who work there are running their butts off all day long.

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Quest? I was at my local one Friday
You got it. I asked my wife if they had that setup the last time she went which was recently and she said yes and that it was screwed up then too. You think they would put a big sign on the wall saying sign in here at least. I hope they send me a survey for my visit.

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I don't mind it, its our location. Because everyone is fasting, stupid long line ups at 8am. Book online they say, yeah, I'm good for Jan 1st next year. Or if you want, we have a 4pm, on Wed.

These places get so little for every sample they deal with, these poor people who work there are running their butts off all day long.

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I used to go to one that was closer to my house but it was always packed with people. I didn't realize this one was there and normally there are no more than 3 people ahead of you. I always get edgy when I have to get blood work or go to the doctor not that I'm scared I just don't feel like going period. It does get a little scary though when you start feeling like your father rest his soul. Next thing I'll be doing is yelling out the door "Get Off My Lawn".
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Where I go ,its like a mile away The sign in gizmo works fine. This place is small and usually walk right in. But you know you can make an appointment online and you will be taken before any walk ins that just came in before you!
I always did this when I went to a different location. Worked out well for me.
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I used to go to one that was closer to my house but it was always packed with people. I didn't realize this one was there and normally there are no more than 3 people ahead of you. I always get edgy when I have to get blood work or go to the doctor not that I'm scared I just don't feel like going period. It does get a little scary though when you start feeling like your father rest his soul. Next thing I'll be doing is yelling out the door "Get Off My Lawn".
Haha. I tried going to a lesser known place once. I had to pay for parking, and wait, so a double negative there.

My usual place is about an hour wait, if I get there first thing, so not a big deal. I just hate waiting rooms in general.

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Luckily the nearby hospital I go to still has a clipboard to sign in. Trouble is, to get a blood draw you have to "check in" to the hospital at a different desk and there is often a wait, then answering 100 questions, insurance info, etc., and they put a wristband on. All for just a blood draw. They open at 6 am so I get there shortly after and not much wait then so I all in all not too bad.
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My biggest doctor office complaint is the blood pressure check. All places I can check it at my leisure (machines in stores, at home, etc.) my blood pressure is usually about 105 over 65, pretty good for an older guy. Go to the doctor and after checking in, then wait about 15 minutes after appointment time to go back to the exam room (getting tired of waiting by then) and being anxious about finding out what caused the need for a doctor in the first place, my blood pressure is up by then, usually around 145 over 80. So I get a warning from the doc about high blood pressure. I tell them what caused it and it's normally OK but it falls on deaf ears. After waiting at least another 30 min in the exam room for the doc I'm getting pissed. I'm sure my BP is off the charts by then. Good thing they check it early in the ordeal at least.
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My biggest doctor office complaint is the blood pressure check. All places I can check it at my leisure (machines in stores, at home, etc.) my blood pressure is usually about 105 over 65, pretty good for an older guy. Go to the doctor and after checking in, then wait about 15 minutes after appointment time to go back to the exam room (getting tired of waiting by then) and being anxious about finding out what caused the need for a doctor in the first place, my blood pressure is up by then, usually around 145 over 80. So I get a warning from the doc about high blood pressure. I tell them what caused it and it's normally OK but it falls on deaf ears. After waiting at least another 30 min in the exam room for the doc I'm getting pissed. I'm sure my BP is off the charts by then. Good thing they check it early in the ordeal at least.
You sound like me. I used to go to another doctor and every time you opened the door to the waiting room it was packed. On this day I had to wait well over an hour to be called. It was a group of doctors that whoever was available waited on you first. They would take your blood pressure etc. and then you would sit in the examining room till your doctor was free. Well when they took my BP they said your blood pressure is high that's all I had to hear I said if you had to sit out in the waiting room that long yours would be high too.
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After being treated for cancer for the last 9+ years, and related heart attacks, I don't have the problem you all do.......I clear the door and they recognize me right away, and tell me I'm all checked in........just have a seat.
I'd rather have your problems........
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I go to Quest also and they have the online appt deal and screen check in that so far hasn't been broke, I was there 10/17 for blood work and the gal asked which arm? I said I didn't care, then she pulls out 11 vials to fill and I asked are those all for me? she said yes, I said you might want to use both arms jokingly, wrong thing to say to her she was missing veins enough that both my arms were bruised so now I cringe when I go there and hope she don't "pick" me, wife goes tomorrow I'll remind her about the gal that does it with her eyes closed, cant see or just isn't any good at it
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I have Asthma and see 4 different doctors on a regular basis. Everytime I go in to one of them they ask me my whole life's history. Now I go in and tell them immediately, "Before you even ask, NOTHING has changed!!! NOTHING!!!" I am normally replied with "Okay...thanks." LOL!!!
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I found out yesterday that my neck/back Dr. is leaving end of Dec., he's the only back Dr. I've found that's worth a crap around here, really a great Dr. and a good person in general that's been helping me with all my worn out parts so now it's going to be all that crap about how I shouldn't be in the condition I'm in for my age, I told this Dr. I'm like a newer car with a million miles on it and he actually understood, most Dr.'s don't get it, manual labor for 46+ years wears things out, I had 1 Dr that I thought was a maintenance man the way he dressed, I couldn't understand him "do you cough flame?" I said "what?" X2-3 then he's yelling "FLAME FLAME!" I said what the hell are you saying? then realized he was saying flem, (guess I spelt that wrong) took a while to get away from that guy, here in Fl. you need a primary care Dr. to see any specialist and we've been through half dozen or so, heck they make plans for you to do, disappear and you get a new Dr. that knows nothing about what the other was doing and nobody seems to know why the other guy left or where they went
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