My Battle With an Auto-Immune Disorder: The Medicrat Merry-Go-Round, Part 4

I quickly called my PCP’s office. Deep breaths. “I need a referral to Dr. K. Can you get that out in today's mail?” Multiple calls later, I finally got the balking rocket scientist at the other end of the line to understand that: 1) You don’t know what you’re talking about, sweetheart; 2) Dr. K. … Continue reading My Battle With an Auto-Immune Disorder: The Medicrat Merry-Go-Round, Part 4

My Battle With an Auto-Immune Disorder & Nurse Ratched, Part 2

It took nearly four months to get an appointment with my primary care physician. In the office, I described the thick, crusty nodules on my head and their location. Dr. Sally’s post-exam response was tentative. “It looks like the hair is growing right through the nodule. It doesn’t look cancerous. I think we’ll treat this … Continue reading My Battle With an Auto-Immune Disorder & Nurse Ratched, Part 2