Monday, December 07, 2009

Um, you want me to do what with that?

So, for the first time since being in Australia, I went to the doctor. I needed some shots among other things. Specifically, I needed for the HPV injection. The doctor wrote me a prescription for it. I stared at her blankly and I asked her what I did with that.

Apparently, here, you go get the 'script' filled (ie go get the injection and carry it around with you) and then make another appointment with the doctor for her to give you the shot.

Is it just me or does this make less than all the sense?

Is this just me being all American again? How is it done where you are?

11 comments:

  1. I love the title of this post - it had my imagination working overtime.

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  2. Seems like a huge waste of time to me. Now you have to wait for another appointment when he very well could have had the script ready for you and done it right then. Maybe the American system isn't so bad!

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  3. Do you pay for the first and second visit on top of the perscription? That's crazy talk.

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  4. Frisky Librarian - So, this isn't some strange Australian thing?

    Petty Witter - I am so glad! :)

    Winters Reaper - Thank you!

    Brand-Eye - This is all I am saying! To be fair they didn't ask me what the appointment was for when I made it - but still!

    Linlah - I don't know! The whole thing is totally confusing and weird.

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  5. Hmmm... that doesn't make sense. Aussies have cute accents but this is a little weird. But I guess you should be glad you don't have to inject yourself :)

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  6. It's not a common thing here but it does happen from time to time with vaccinations.

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  7. What? Is that because you have to pay per visit? That's probably why! I think I possibly even got jabbed by the nurse, not the doc.

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  8. ok, seriously that's just strange. and really at that point couldn't you just jab yourself with the needle?

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  9. That happened to me last year at my new gyno. I was like "um, what, I can just walk around with a big needle full of drugs?" Granted diabetics do it all the time, but it does seem ob/gyns would give birth control shots often enough that having them on hand wouldn't be an issue.

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