Electrophysiologist is a jerk who gave no information

Please research your electrophysiologist before your implantation surgery. I did not - just went with available doctor - due to COVID concerns. His implantation job has my PM jutting deeply into my armpit - plus had lead dislodgment reimplantation surgery a month after my first PM put in August. Then he yelled at me and shook his fist in my face in front of hub when I questioned him. Urrrggggh. Angry.


7 Comments

Fire him!

by AgentX86 - 2020-10-19 12:41:56

Yeah, that was a mistake.  Bad things can happen but his attitude was unaccepible.

Insurance

by Swangirl - 2020-10-19 13:03:20

I hope you are able to afford the kind of health insurance that allows you a lot of flexibility and choice and you are able to get someone who is experienced and good.  My best!

Make America Pace Again

by LondonAndy - 2020-10-19 15:37:19

Can't comment on American health care, but just wanted to say: great profile name!

EP selection

by islandgirl - 2020-10-19 17:47:22

My EP tells me the EPs should be members of the Heart Rhythm Society so they stay up to date with medical information.  

 

EPs who are jerks....

by ar_vin - 2020-10-19 18:58:22

"EPs should be members of the Heart Rhythm Society so they stay up to date with medical information."

Unfortunately some people are jerks no matter what "society" they belong to.....

Best to do your homework and meet with the EP (if at all possible) and see how they communicate.

I had a *terrible* experience with the EP who I was "assigned" to when first diagnozed - I was hospitalized for my symptoms. He seemed fine when he first saw me at the hospital. At subsequent appointments at his office it became clear that he and I were not a good fit for each other - he was dismissive of my questions and wouldn't even make eye contact while meeting one-on-one in his office. I had a lot of questions and he simply would be looking at his phone the entire time we met. I immediately reached out to people I knew and found an EP who came highly recommended for both his competence and his approach to patients. I met him and we immediately hit it off - he invited questions and took the time to address my concerns. He is my EP; funny thing the other guy was his mentor during his EP fellowship - I guess he taught him well - how NOT to work with patients.

 

 

 

Poor medical care

by Selwyn - 2020-10-20 13:38:52

What a terrible experience. How can such a rude and incompetant person practice medicine?

My own feelings would be a complaints procedure ( here in UK, NHS we have such) .  For really bad doctors we have the General Medical Council where various restrictions can take place on a doctor, or retraining, or removal from practicing medicine.  

I have no idea what happens in the States. It should be something of a morale duty to protect others from such practitioners. 

Dr

by ROBO Pop - 2020-10-21 18:30:48

Reminds me of a member sometime back who complained and denigrated every doctor she saw. One day she came here whining about the fact no dr would accept her as a patient. 

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