This morning, after checking the orthopedic offices in my area, I phoned the Physician Referral number. They told me they couldn’t arrange an appointment, but could find who I should phone. I told them I knew, but would phone my G.P. first.
I called them, and they said to make the appointment, and they would work on a referral for me. I called the only local one on my plan. I explained everything, and was told it would be at least 2 weeks. I said it has to be within 3 business days. I was told that the only way that might happen is if my G,P’s office contacted them with paperwork, and include STAT on it.
It is now 1 p.m. and I am still waiting. Just hoping that it doesn’t coincide with my husband’s nephrologist’s appointment at 2 p.p. tomorrow.