N went to the office assigned by the welfare insurance. husband went with her because the appoint was during my phlebotomy class, and that's just not one I can miss. I wasn't happy about it but what can ya do? I had N take along a list of her medications and another of the symptoms she's been having, plus the lab results from the tests the psychiatrist ordered. The day of the appoint she has a new symptom pop up. Her foot hand and left side of her face went completely numb. I was almost late to school because I hung around in case she was about to have a seizure. We knew going in that she had to see the physicians assist instead of the doctor. PA addressed every d*a*m*n symptom except the most major one, and the primary reason she was there. (the face, neck, and abdomenal swelling) She scripted a laxative, and scheduled an EMG to be done at the neuro. Said her thyroid was fine and sent her home. I've had classes all week. In the morning they will be getting a not so pleasant call from me. PA wants to see N in 3 wks. Nope. Not gonna happen. Welfare is paying for a doctor. My daughter WILL see a doctor, and it sure won't be a 3 week wait even if I have to call Columbus and speak with the insur people myself. And I pity doctor office if they don't cooperate. They've already been blasted by me years back. I won't hesitate to do it again. I did tell N not to worry. If this doesn't work out I'll be getting my school check in the next few days and if I have to I'll pay cash for her to see her REAL fam doctor. Although I'm not too pleased with our own fam doctor at the moment. I just did my physical for school. husband and I don't have insur so was self pay. The medical assistant told me the visit was so expensive (200.00) because half of that was a fee for the time we were just sitting in the office exam room waiting to be seen. We were there 45 mins just waiting on the doctor to show up!!! Most people don't even realize this because their insur pays it. Good grief.