Today was a crazy day at work. I like crazy days because they go faster, but I dislike them because I always feel like I’m going to forget something. I have post-it notes stuck every where with memos to myself, “Schedule patient X for MRI.” “Reschedule Mrs. X to Monday @ X:XX.” Then I have my regular to-do list: “post payments, register hospital patients, enter hospital charges.” The list seems never-ending some weeks.
We’ve been open since the end of May and it seems like things are really starting to pick up. That’s good for us, bad for patients I guess. Since I work for a Surgeon it usually means the patients are pretty sick. He’s not just a general surgeon, but a gastrointestinal/cancer Surgeon.
Today people kept calling me things besides my name. First I was called secretary numerous times by a patient. I mean, I guess I kind of am, but I’m also much more than that. I know the patient doesn’t know any better, but it was totally getting on my nerves. Then, another patient kept saying, “Okay hunny bunny.” uhh lol. The last thing that really made me laugh was I was on the phone w/ another doctor’s office scheduling a patient and the person said, “Okay kiddo, thanks.” Errrr, okay? I guess I sound young on the phone. I suppose at 26 I still am young, but kiddo? Who am I talking to, my Grandma?
You know what burns my biscuits. Auto insurance. I think that may be a pretty big advantage of living in a place (New York) that has major public transportation for their population. Florida has no such thing, especially in rural areas like where we live. It’s so annoying that we are forced to have auto insurance, and then we are forced to have certain coverage and the insurance companies just bend you over. Ugh. I went to pay our auto insurance and it had went up $25 since last month. When I called State Farm they said that it was company wide policy raise…. Hmph.
I’m totally over our insurance rates going up. They’ve gone up twice in the last year. I called Geico and they wanted more than what I pay now. Then I called Allstate and for the same coverage we currently have w/ state farm our rates will be $55/mth less.
Please, don’t tell me your Allstate horror story! I’m sure every insurance has it’s good & bad points. I can’t keep having our insurance rates rise. I am a little apprehensive about the switch because I’ve been with State Farm since I was 16 and I’ve always had good service with them, however, rising rates are not cute.
Moving on: I’m taking today as a total rest day. No running & No yoga. I also wore an old pair of running shoes for some added support for my hip & arch. Usually I wear crocs on patient days, but they don’t have the best(or any) arch support. I’m also going to take tomorrow off to give my hip another day to rest. It is feeling better today (yay!!) so hopefully by Saturday it will be completely back to normal.
Happy Thursday Ya’ll