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11Ber
08-26-2014, 11:34
I got something going on in my foot that 2 sets of x-rays and a CT about 3 weeks apart has yet to diagnose. I was put in for a podiatry consult but told today that they are booked until October. I asked the receptionist about an off-post referral and she said she would put that in motion.

I have never went off-post in my 9 years and I am looking for any advice. How do I manage the process? Any way to sway where I am a sent? Anyway to speed it up? Any and all advice is welcome and appreciated as always.

Red Flag 1
08-26-2014, 17:22
An alternate choice would be an Orthopedic Surgeon. Not sure what your wait would be, but it is another ave. there is also the urgent care, local Doc-in-Box option too.
I wish you the best of luck.

11Ber
08-27-2014, 08:09
An alternate choice would be an Orthopedic Surgeon. Not sure what your wait would be, but it is another ave. there is also the urgent care, local Doc-in-Box option too.
I wish you the best of luck.

Ortho might be worth it. Urgent care is out. This is beyond them. I have been I crutches for over a week with progressing intensity of pain. I have been living on Percocet just to get through the day and sleep at night. I cannot bear any weight and have bruising on my 3rd toe circumferentially and onto the dorsal surface about 1/2 to my ankle. I need a specialist. I have never been through this process in the Army and I am short on patience for civilian hospital employees.
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Red Flag 1
08-27-2014, 11:23
I agree with RF1; an orthopod is your best stop to make at this point.

The accurate diagnosis and Tx recommendations he would be able to make will outweigh the headache of any jagoff hospital staff, I think.

Concur!

I guess, that an ER visit might be in order. The quick route to a diagnosis would be sitting through the civilian hospital cattle pen. A pain in the ass, but worth the wait at this point. The percocet is fixing nothing, and I am surprised, the folks who ordered the films and scans should have been able to make a diagnosis! The shortest route to a diagnosis is the best route at this point.

Best of luck 11Ber, let us know what turns up. A little history about you injury would help us.

11Ber
08-27-2014, 12:36
Forced my way into the ortho office. Now we wait and see.

Red Flag 1
08-27-2014, 13:11
Forced my way into the ortho office. Now we wait and see.

I think you are in the right place. I hope this all goes well, 11Ber; & good luck with this.