Monday, May 19, 2008

The Week in Advance

I am really excited about this week. I looked for a doctor last week, and was thrilled to have found one so close - I could walk if I wanted to. And, it is a family practice with lots of doctors, so there could be someone to see the kiddos as well. That is the Monday plan.

Wednesday morning, I have a Mom's Group meeting through our church. It will be nice to meet other ladies from our church, and have real live kids for my children to play with for a few hours.

On Thursday, I have a Stay At Home Mom's Group activity, where the kids will get to play with other children their age, while I have adult conversation with random Chicago moms.

Friday Family day has been a new weekly tradition. But, J might be switching his day off, so we are not having Family Friday this week. We'll see. It might be Monday Madness or something. If you can think of a cool/funky/new/good term for our Monday's please Comment. I need a term.

2:00 pm Monday - UPDATE

I showed up on-time, for my 9:00 am appointment. I have this funky rashy looking thing on my face, nothing serious. I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to check out the facility and the doctor, to see if this is a fit for our family.

Very nice, new facility. The check-in line took 15-minutes - and I was 2nd in line. I can't imagine standing in the check-in line, with sick children hanging off my arm. The staff were nice, though. I met the doctor. There is absolutely no way I want that man touching me. None. Never. He referred me to a dermatologist. Didn't even try to suggest what it could be. I asked for Nasonex (nasal allergy meds) samples. The practice does not have samples of any meds. Who doesn't have samples? Is that a Chicago thing? If you know, please comment. I need to know. The sample thing alone is enough to scratch the whole practice off my list.

Well, I'm disappointed. I was really hoping this place worked out. There are other doctors in the practice, but all I saw were women. And the roster had mainly women doctors on it. I'm sure women make wonderful doctors, but I prefer male doctors. Maybe I'll get a good recommendation at my mom's group on Wednesday or Thursday.

2 comments:

Threeundertwo said...

Is that picture REAL? Oh my. The tie just puts the finishing touch on the whole scene.

And I've never heard of a Doctor's office without samples.

Widney Woman said...

LOL!! That is not the actual doctor. I found this guy on the internet. The guy I went to made this guy look skinny. This guy looks like a nice man. My doctor guy looked creeeeepy.

The practice has a pharmacy, so I think they don't do samples to...entice... people to purchase from their pharmacy.