I get a rather rude call from my PCP's office, saying they can't do the pre-op physical for me because I've never been seen for that 'condition' at her office before. Hmm... That's because my PCP referred me to a neurologist like any good PCP would. I've seen her several times years ago for symptoms relating to Chiari, but I didn't know that at the time. What a bizarre circle - the PCP won't see me for Chiari because it's out of her specialty, but I need her to do the pre-op physical... But she won't do the pre-op physical because she hasn't seen me for Chiari... But won't see me for Chiari.... You get the idea. What a cycle.
I'm in the process of contacting my neurologist to see if he can do a pre-op physical and I can just let go of the whole PCP mess. If not, who knows.
Although I think health insurance is one of the best things in my life right now, I find the health care system frustrating at times. The nurse that called me was not helpful and very rude, and made me wonder if she thought at all what a vulnerable state I am in, and how that made me feel.