Dr. K's nurse, LL talked with me about Dr. K's departure. She assured me that it was almost certain that Dr. K would be back in the fall. This was not something that I perceived from the letter and the website. Seriously, Dr. K quit instead of taking a sabbatical or leave of absence. His message on the website only said he would do his best to be back in Atlanta. And if he comes back,it seems likely that it will be to The Hospital That Coke Built, I'd have issues with it. Not that I'm saying they're bad, but they believe in the clinic method of practice. You don't always see your doctor. You get whoever walks in the room. That just isn't okay with me. I left one of their primary care clinics because Dr. M was never available. Dr. B could see me and he was a lazy idiot. The outlook isn't comforting. Dr. K quit Heartbreak Hill and Big Religion. I don't think he's likely to go back to either of them. The Baby Factory across from Big Religion doesn't have much of a cardiac program. Their focus seems to be on women's health issues and cancer. Coke Built is trying to compete with Heartbreak Hill for heart related issues and have some big grants to throw at it. The only other big player .s the W All Over Town. Let me just say, I'd rather go to Coke Built's County Teaching Hospital in the armpit of Atlanta than to any one of their hospitals. W has been stepping up their game and are actively recruiting anything that will bring them more status. What drags their status down is their lack of a competent staff at their hospitals. The one time I was there, it was a nightmare of errors. At one point they were trying to give me someone else's medication. So, even if Dr. K comes back to Atlanta, the situation isn't looking good for me. My only option may be to go crawling back to Dr. L in Coke's Big Swanky Mid-town Hospital. I hope not. I didn't make an appointment for my six month follow-up. I want to see what is to become of Dr. K. My expectations are just really low at this point.
The monitor didn't reveal much. I have a lot of premature ventricular beats and premature atrial beats and I have long periods of sustained tachycardia but with normal waves. I have to wonder about his interpretation of normal. He pulled this up by leafing through a month's worth of reports in the examining room (read he