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Tracking my thoughts.

Posted on 2004.10.16 at 11:17
Current Mood: infuriatedinfuriated
I have received confirmation from my doctor acknowledging that I had mumps. I need to contact my doctor and give her the details. I know I'm not the best letter writer, but you should have seen it.

Dear Dr Hunter

There are so many things that concern me about the contents of this letter. For mostly that my records have been lost. Your inference suggests that you lay the blame on either my previous practitioner, or myself. I suggest you speak to your practice nurse, who will assure you that in actual fact it was a mistake on your part. Currently I have decided not to take this matter further.

You have also asked me to check with my mother to let you know if I have received any childhood vaccinations. Unfortunately my mother is unable to remember due to health problems. I telephoned you with regard to this matter and your receptionist informed me that I have to find out, 'and if my mother doesn't know I should ask who ever else was about at the time'. I have no intention of haranguing my mother on this matter, and I consider your receptionist’s comments impolite. My grandparents were the only people present during my childhood, both are now deceased.

The letter itself I would not have expected from a general practitioner. I believed when a letter is addressed to someone you do not know that you use a person’s title and surname. I do not appreciate my name being abbreviated to 'Kate' as it is not my name.

I will not go into detail of spelling mistakes, hand written corrections, improper use of nouns, or the frequent use of the word 'done'. I only suggest that your receptionist expands her vocabulary (you may have to explain what that means to her), and in future that you consider what you are signing. Hire a trained monkey, I think that it may make less spelling mistakes.


where is the hooood? where is it aaaat?
lexslave at 2004-10-16 04:09 (UTC) (Link)
yowza!!! you GO girl!!

and yes, i love when dr.'s make you do all the work. we should send THEM a bill!! hee.
aurora_bee at 2004-10-16 04:14 (UTC) (Link)
Hell yeah we shoul bill them.

My writing's still a bit rough though cause I've only been writing for the ministers for about 6 months. It's great though you turn on the tv and you can hear the minister and you say to yourself I told him to say that! I am in control!
kitkat3979 at 2004-10-16 04:12 (UTC) (Link)
That's crazy.

A professional office should be able to turn out something that at least resembles a professional letter.

Perhaps the receptionist wasn't hired for her office skills!
aurora_bee at 2004-10-16 04:15 (UTC) (Link)
I'm disgusted, I can only suggest that she was hired out of pity. She was so rude to me on the phone too!
astrea9562 at 2004-10-16 05:04 (UTC) (Link)

Send it!

But send it registered and marked 'personal and confidental' to your doctor's attention only so she can't get her mitts on it.

Remember, ALL mail goes through the receptionist. It will infuriate her not being able to open it and to have to pass it to him. Also follow up with a copy of it sent unregistered a few days later but showing the registered number on it.

Yep, am old hand at this in offices with more savvy than that girl ppossesses.

Your doctor may not be as much to blame as this woman herself I'm betting.

aurora_bee at 2004-10-16 06:56 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Send it!

I doubt I'll sent it.
astrea9562 at 2004-10-16 07:15 (UTC) (Link)

Aw drat

Still, I understand working the frustration out in the journal letter at least. Heh, both your doc and the receptionist probably have no idea how lucky they are that you're being so nice.

frelling_tralk at 2004-10-16 07:20 (UTC) (Link)
I only suggest that your receptionist expands her vocabulary (you may have to explain what that means to her)

sammijmb at 2004-10-16 12:51 (UTC) (Link)
That's pretty good, hon! *claps*

If you decide to send it, but you're still not happy with how it reads, I'll be willing to help.

But it gets your point across nicely.
aurora_bee at 2004-10-16 12:54 (UTC) (Link)
Nah I'm not gonna send it.
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