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Oh, ugh, attorneys (and chiropractors, IME). My sympathy to you! (nm)

Posted By: tnmt on 2007-04-29
In Reply to: Anyone ever work for a scant that has NO HELP in the office and is always last minute? Watch out fo - MT


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Who sent you the paperwork? MQ or MQMT attorneys?
Be scared of what?  No raises, losing accounts, smoke and mirrors, turnkey CEOs. 
I want to be a consultant to attorneys, to show them where
.  I'd like to reduce the allowable error rate for patients like you and me.
Not all chiropractors are *bone crushers* - geesh -
chiropractors and billing
I used to go to a well known chiropractor and my visits were only 40.00 because I did not have insurance and paid out of pocket. My doctor told me that if after 6 visits to a chiropractor you are not a lot better than don't go, waste of time and money. I had to stop going as I could not afford it. If she is the office person, then I would nicely call her and ask her how many visits he has been to their office for, because you got a bill and want to make sure it is correct, as you are paying out of pocket. Maybe if you don't accuse her of anything, she won't take it so personal. Good luck, you are in a very tough situation. Sometimes chiropractors do help a lot, especially neck, back and sports injuries.
Chiropractors and other alt med docs?
Does anyone know of a good site for this? I usually use WebMD or AMA but chiros and the sort are not listed, and I can't find a good resource for them.
working for chiropractors
I was just wondering if anyone out there is working for c hiropractor.
working for chiropractors
What kind of reports do you transcribe? Where exactly are you located?
working for chiropractors
I know what you mean, I have 2 accounts like that.  I am typing from the notes from the 1 account.  It is working great for us.
I've worked for attorneys and doctors in the past and ...
I can tell you that attorneys have way more heart.  Docs are stone cold.  Personally, I can't stand working for them.....
Chiropractors? Anybody use them for your aches and pains? SM

My mom swears by hers.  I've never been but I have such problems with my neck and shoulder.  I get neck spasms chronically.  I was in a car wreck years ago where I had whiplash and that coupled with being an MT has not done my neck any good.  From time to time my neck will act up, get stiff and sore and my head feels like it weighs 100 pounds!  I was rear-ended back in June and it aggravated my neck AGAIN and now it's stiff all the time and pops when I stretch it out.

So I'm considering going to a chiropractor for the first time in my life.  I also have TMJ and my dentist has told me that a neck adjustment at a chiropractor's would help that as well.  So what do ya'll think?  I'm kind of nervous about a guy popping my neck and back.  What exactly do they do?

I still work there and so do many others who have spoken to attorneys. See link inside for numbers.
I would never let a bone cruncher touch me. I used to work for chiropractors
and have seen the damage they can do.  Personally, my choice is going to my wonderful acupuncturist.  She is a chinese physician who performs a combination of acupuncture, magnetic heat, massage, and herbal application.  Folks, acupuncture WORKS wonderfully for the treatment of sciatica and acupuncture has been performed in China for thousands of years successfully, so they must have been doing something right.  One suggestion, make sure you find a GOOD acupuncturist.  Believe me, you will know when you've found a good one.  Good luck!
you have my sympathy --
can you just take a 'sick' day? a nap?

i'll send a prayer up for you -- God bless.
Nothing worse than a battered ego.  If all of us are honest, we've all been there.   We're all human, we all make mistakes, even doctors make mistakes.   Can't say I've ever failed a test but I've made mistakes and then said, "Did I REALLY do that??!!"  You have to take into consideration that it is possible that whomever was evaluating your test may have been what I call a comma freak.  Typing 1/2 cc would certainly not KILL a patient.  If I had been grading the test, with all other things being equal, I would have simply nicely pointed out that we preferred 0.5 mL and used 1/2 or one-half as in "the patient should take this medication one-half hour before meals."  You probably would not have been happy with this company anyway, sounds like they'd slap you up side the head for looking cross-eyed!  Don't let it get you down.  Good luck to you and all MQ MTs as you either adjust or find new homes.
No sympathy.
Good. I agree!! You can't bark about something and not supply more facts. Seems sneaky and like a disgruntled party.
Heartfelt sympathy but please don't
blame the dogs or call them
'monsters' - they are not responsible for how their owner's raised them.

Please hold the owner's responsible.

And of course, by now, you have made sure your own dogs cannot get out.

I wish you peace.
just can't dredge up sympathy either

so you have a little temporary cash flow problem...get over it. "What do you do when you are so broke you can't even buy ice cream for the kids?" ICE CREAM?

My sympathy as well on your diagnosis

But as a radiology MT you know that the treatment for breast cancer has advanced considerably and many women go on to live long, healthy lives after breast cancer treatment. So focus on the positive for the now.

As far as your coworker, I understand the desire to know the results of your tests, but yes, she should have told you to ask your doctor for the results instead of sending them to you.  Then, if she gave the results to anyone else, the HIPAA violation would be entirely on her part.  I don't know if you have spoken to her since she sent you the report, but it is possible that she was either caught sending the email or she talked to someone about it and was reprimanded for the HIPAA violation, therefore she is now afraid to talk to you at all because she does not want to risk getting fired. (Just one possible scenario.)

Your best course of action is just not to worry about the opinion of your coworkers. You have a job to do, and that is to concentrate on getting well.  Don't let this distract you.  Focus on what is important, and "don't sweat the small stuff".

Good luck!

you need to have sympathy or compassion--sm
to be a friend to someone. Yes, encourage them to help themselves, I understand that. Most people DO want to help themselves, but a true friend needs to be compassionate toward that person first, to be able to do that. Kicking them in the behind and telling them to figure it out for themselves is not being an encouraging friend. You said you have no patience for people who do not help themselves. patience is a virtue. everyone learns life's lessons at their own pace and in their own time. Understanding that makes you a friend. having no compassion or sympathy towards them does not.
Sympathy - does that count??

My heart goes out to you and every other newbie banging their head against the wall or gainful employment.  It sounds like you're doing everything right.  I don't know if you live near any physician offices, but sometimes a well-placed flyer and a polished spiel to a receptionist can get you some work - at least something until you find something better.  It's time consuming, demeaning, and exhausting, but it might be worth pounding the pavement and it's experience for your resume!  Just don't wear out your welcome - visit the same place once a month, max.  I wish you all the luck! 

Poor thing, you have my sympathy. sm

Marcaine, though, is just an anesthetic.  It numbs the area so the tendon can "relax."  When my tendinitis was at its worst, the tendon swelled and compressed the ulnar nerve, causing numbness in my ring and little fingers -- it was like trying to type with a ham!  LOL

I wish I knew a good way to describe the exercises my doctor gave to me.  He said the mark of a good surgeon was one who doesn't want to do surgery, and I agree.  My first flareup was about 10 years ago, and I haven't been "knifed" yet.  

Maybe there are some examples online of stretching exercises.   Good luck to you!   

You have my sympathy -- I have flares occasionally sm

and it is no fun -- my ring finger and little finger go completely numb!  I have seen a hand surgeon a couple of times, and he recommends frequent breaks, stretching exercises, and high doses of NSAIDs.   When it is really bad, I have had a shot of Marcaine in my elbow.

Good luck!

My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of
I know just how you feel. I am also 43 and my Dad died on June 30 three years ago at age 84. He was a prince among men, and I, too, weep when doing reports of patients with similar problems. You just re-live the whole thing. He had always been strong and healthy until the end when he was so weak and frail; it was painful to watch the slow, horrifying transformation. I sympathize deeply with the WAVES of grief that seem to just overcome you when some little thing will trigger a memory. The only advice I can give is to treasure the happy memories and try to focus on the good times. I will never forget watching him take his last breath, but I can't help but smile when I think of something he used to say, a particular mannerism, his love of ice cream, or a million other things that made him the wonderful man he was. I feel priviledged to have known this human being and the first man I ever loved. I will always be his little girl. Time has made the wound better, but I don't know that we ever completely recover from these things. I don't know your belief system, but I do believe that I will see my Dad again one day and there will be no doctors, no pain, no morphine....only his sweet smile and the twinkle in his eye. May you and your Dad be reunited one day as well.
No, I haven't had a chance yet. I wasn't asking for sympathy sm
and certainly am not implying anything terrible is going on or taking anything away from the post below... just a vent about regular life, but I guess I clearly I can't do that here. Thanks anyway. BTW, I really don't think that was necessary to be negative towards me. I was just needing a place to voice my feelings and I thought it could be done here even if it was not about a particularly difficult situation.
You have my sympathy. I was afraid of that too, but fortunately there is plenty ... whew! sm

I hope maybe work has picked up for you later today.

My wish is that next year be better for all of us.  Happy New Year! 

My sympathy was reserved for the women and families they betrayed. sm
I felt no sympathy for the men at all. 
No, the problem was HER and then donít use the kids as a crutch to gain sympathy.
Some of us are not into the reasons she listed for her plight or lack of as we heard from her. I have no sympathy to her, for her, towards her, nothing. I am sure others feel exactly the same as I do. This person trying to get over on you, me and any others she can. What a deadbeat.
Never an easy decision ... you have my sympathy. Pets are part of the family ... hurts to lose them