Well apparently I misplaced the blame for not being called back last week by Dr. Hopson. On finally making into into the room, due to some mishap I may never understand, he said that he had gotten all of my messages but was “busy.” I fail to see how he was too busy to make a 5 minute phone call back to explain why he had prescribed an unprecedented level (at least with me) of Solu-Medrol (5g). He tried to explain the dosage today that he prescribes 5g when it should only be a one month regiment (though that has never been his practice before). Then, on reviewing my chart, says that I have never responded to one month of treatment, and he’ll order two more rounds. Which all basically means that he didn’t review my chart before prescribing the Solu-Medrol, which I would tend to label as negligent. In the very least he cannot keep his story straight.
From there it actually managed to get worse. As he was flipping through my chart he said that all of my current problems manifested after my last visit. This was immediately clarified that I was having problems last time (6/21/2005) it just didn’t warrant Solu-Medrol. He then clarified that his notes showed that I was not having any problems. Which means that he isn’t documenting my case at an even remotely acceptable level. This certainly at least borders on gross negligence. Ugh.
The move to a new neurologist has been coming for a long time. Maybe I should be thankful that he has made the decision very easy. I guess his incompetent staff comes by it honestly. Fortunately we had met another neurologist (Dr. Ronald Bell) a while back (though for another family member) and liked him. We’ll see how that goes in about a month.