Feb 12, 2010 - 8:34 am
Please, give me some advice. On March 23, 09 I had surgery in Lansing, MI by Dr. Mashni. On March 31 I was in to his office to get the cath pulled and the path report from surgery. Dr. Mashni came in to seeme after the cath was out and told me I had positive margins, that I would need radiation or die. That has been the last time I have seen Dr. Mashni. Since then I have only seen the office PA.
About 3 weeks after the cath was pulled I was in to Mashni's office, but ony saw the PA. There was the usual blood draw, a few questions and answers and then I was told I would need a shot, it would be given to me in my stomach, laid back on the table and the nurse will come in and give it to you. There was no discussion of the drug that was to be used, no discussion of side effects, just BANG! shot given.
In following office visits I would discuss with the PA some of the side affects, etc, but never saw the doctor again. Prepaing for radiation, no doctor, only the PA.
Does this sound like a normal doctor/PC patient relationship? I am getting very confused and not sure how to handle this or what to do. I saw the PA this past week and it did not go so well. Still no doctor.
What do others think- are you having a similar experience? Or am I the only one being treated this way?
And is it too late to change doctors? Move records? I think Dr. Mashni is a good surgeon, but I am so discouraged with the follow visits.