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I had a weird thing happen to me recently. When I got the results of my recent colonoscopy, I read all the pertinent bits first and put it aside. When I picked it up again to tell BG what the results for, I looked at the top of the page, where they have info on you as a patient. Well, imagine my surprise when I looked at the line where they asked about your ethnicity and saw 'white, non-Hispanic.'

What the mother-fucking fuck?

I called the office and told them they'd made a mistake, and it needed to be fixed. You know, for a long couple of seconds, there was dead silence on the line. Why, chum? Was it because I sounded really huffy about that mistake? They checked and she assured me in their records I was listed as African-American (which I personally hate, but it'll take time to train folks out of that and back into using Black, thank you). *smh*

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fufaraw
Feb. 21st, 2018 10:43 am (UTC)
Gives you lots of confidence in their record keeping accuracy. "Are you sure these results are mine? You want to look again, just to be sure? Wouldn't want to miss anything, you know."

Argh.
roxymissrose
Feb. 21st, 2018 11:16 pm (UTC)
I swear! It seemed like she didn't get it! Besides the fact it annoyed me, there's actually a reason to tracking ethnicity in medical matters, otherwise I wouldn't have answered when they asked me what I was!

tabaqui
Feb. 21st, 2018 10:26 pm (UTC)
........how weird.
Did they just guess? Were you looking particularly ashy? Wth?
roxymissrose
Feb. 21st, 2018 11:12 pm (UTC)
Were you looking particularly ashy?

*cries laughing*

RIGHT???
tabaqui
Feb. 21st, 2018 11:30 pm (UTC)
*snickers*
(Anonymous)
Feb. 22nd, 2018 04:50 am (UTC)
Was all your other information correct? Because even though office staff are supposed to double check before they send records out, because HIPAA, they don't always get things to the right people.

--Jessica
roxymissrose
Feb. 22nd, 2018 04:58 am (UTC)
Everything else was correct, yeah--my first thought was that they'd mixed my records up but no, just the race was wrong. It was startling, to say the least, lol!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 23rd, 2018 03:36 am (UTC)
Pull-down menu, maybe? Hit the wrong line on the pull-down and don't check your work...still, you'd think they'd have it set to autofill the things that wouldn't change. Computers, right? :)

--Jessica
supernutjapan
Feb. 22nd, 2018 06:28 am (UTC)
You'd think maybe they switched test results for someone else aye? Dumb lady. How could they get just that line wrong when their records are correct?
roxymissrose
Feb. 27th, 2018 12:54 am (UTC)
It was really startling! I'm used to being mistaken for Puerto Rican, but not white, lol!
milly_gal
Feb. 26th, 2018 08:16 am (UTC)
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?! Okay, I understand a typo on a form, I understand someone who hasn't seen you typing up the results and ticking the wrong box, but come on, if anyone in the place actually met you that is fucking ridiculous!
roxymissrose
Feb. 27th, 2018 12:55 am (UTC)
Right???? Like, I'm standing right there, how do you make that mistake?
milly_gal
Mar. 1st, 2018 01:37 pm (UTC)
*grins* Colour Blind? *smirks*
roxymissrose
Mar. 1st, 2018 08:04 pm (UTC)
Heeeee!!
milly_gal
Mar. 2nd, 2018 10:56 am (UTC)
I wrote it, I re-wrote it, I read it three times, I still posted it. It's a good job you have an excellent sense of humour ;)
jj1564
Mar. 4th, 2018 05:36 pm (UTC)
How ridiculous! I'm pleased you put them straight. I hope your results were okay xxx
roxymissrose
Mar. 4th, 2018 10:50 pm (UTC)
It was *such* a ridiculous mistake! And, thank goodness, my results were fine! :)
jj1564
Mar. 5th, 2018 03:41 pm (UTC)
Phew, I'm so pleased your results were fine :)
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