|Dr. Richard Hudson -- Switching Doctors
||[Apr. 1st, 2009|03:47 am]
Hey all. I've been seeing Dr. Richard Hudson in Atlanta, GA for about two years now, but it seems like every visit/interaction with him and his office gets worse. It's a 4 hour drive for me to get to him (making it an 8 hour drive, total), so it's hard to manage. I actually went up there once for an appointment on a friday only to find out that he was out of the office for the day.
I've had a lot of trouble getting the office to fax over bloodwork orders/prescriptions. It was nearly impossible to get my last t-script. First they wouldn't tell me if I needed to come into the office to get it, then they set up a phone appointment for a later date, but never called me for it. When I asked them about it the next day I found out that (if I remember correctly) Dr. Hudson was too busy to call. All-in-all, I missed a week because I finally ran out of T before they got the new prescription over to the pharmacy.
This last visit, I ended up spending over 4 hours in the office. First the intern took forever, asking me a million questions (she was over eager, but nice), then I waited for an eternity, then I finally saw Dr. Hudson, got taken back for bloodwork that I didn't need (had just gotten it done locally less than 30 days prior), waited a while. After they found out I wouldn't need bloodwork, they actually lost all of my prescriptions. When the nurse told Dr. Hudson about it, and asked him to rewrite it, he first accused me of losing them ("did you check your pockets?"), then refused to rewrite the prescriptions. They sent me out to the lobby, where I waited an extra 45 minutes to get my prescriptions. I had to bug the woman in the office twice, and she incredulously told me to calm down when I informed her that I was supposed to have been somewhere over an hour ago.
What's funny is that we didn't even address my trans issues (t-levels and all). The visit focused on my ADD. I addressed my concerns about my testosterone possibly aggravating my symptoms and he told me that if I didn't start on Ritalin I could "just fail [my] classes, then."
So, at this point I'm pretty much fed up. So what do I want from you? If you're a patient of his, tell me if this is a common thing, or if it's just me being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you're not, recommend a doctor for me to switch to. Preferrably one that's as close to Savannah, GA as possible.