I am seriously considering switching pediatricians AGAIN. I guess I have pretty high standards, because these doctors are really pissing me off. Well, it is not just the doctors - it is also the nurses and front desk people. They all piss me off.
To showcase their incompetence, I am going to list several of the incidents where they pissed me off. Here we go...
1. When Izzy was a week old, we took him in for his 1st check-up. He was still a little yellow, so the doctor asked me to bring him back in a week. I explained that Porgie had her 18 month appointment the following week and asked if I could just bring him to her appointment. The doctor said yes. So the following week, I took both kids to the appointment. But the stupid doctor (a different doctor from the first visit), refused to look at Izzy's jaundice because he didn't have an appointment. Isn't that shitty? I was sooooo pissed.
2. Around Christmas time, Porgie was very sick. After being extremely ill for about a week, she suddenly broke out in a rash. I was worried about her, so I called to talk to a nurse at the pediatrician's office. No one answered, so I left a message explaining Porgie's condition. TWO hours later, no one had called me back. I called again and got the answering machine again. I called back and spoke to a receptionist. I explained the situation, and she proceeded to tell me that they were too busy to respond to my call. I told her that since I couldn't talk to a nurse, I wanted to make an appointment to see a doctor. She cut me off mid-sentence and told me they were all booked up. I was livid.
3. When I took Izzy to see the doctor about his poop problems, I also talked to her about his horrible sleeping habits. I was wondering if maybe they were related to one another. She told me THREE times in the course of our conversation that Izzy was born a great sleeper and that his horrible sleeping habits are learned behavior. Apparently, I taught Izzy to wake up every two hours to nurse. Because obviously I LOVE getting up all freaking night long. So, any moms with kids who don' sleep - IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT.
4. At Izzy's four month appointment, the doctor told me to let him cry-it-out at night. But he didn't just suggest it - he said it in a way that implied that I HAD to let him cry at night. I really don't like when doctor's try to tell you how to parent your children. They can give suggestions or offer advice, but they should not act like they call the shots. And he told me that co-sleeping with your baby will result in suffocation. What a narrow-minded prick.
Am I being too sensitive or do you think these people are jerks?