In the last quarter of last year we had more dealings with health care than we have had in a while. I had been searching for what everyone would call my regular doctor, why I don't know but everyone seems to think you should have one. I only want well care checkup and someone that believes in preventative medicine, didn't seem like it would be hard to find. After many ask a nurse suggestions and some referrals I decided to try one. I had to make an appointment months in advance because he only sees new patients on one day a week, OK I figure he does this to really be thorough. Then I was sent a packet of papers to fill out ahead of time with warnings that is I showed up without completing all of it I would be sent home without seeing the Dr. I was a good guy and filled every form out with every bit of info including dates of procedures going back to the 60's. When the big day came I showed up early so I wouldn't be sent away for being late. After submitting all of my forms and sitting down to read I was called to the window. I figured it was time for my consultation and examination,wrong. Instead I was informed that they sent the wrong forms to me and I needed to fill out different forms with basically the same info but in different order. there are 4 or 5 Dr.s that work at this office and they all use different forms. OK now I'm getting a little upset but I go back and fill out the new forms. I then get called back to the window after I handed them in because I didn't fill out the part about releasing all of my previous medical records to them. I explained that I've never met this Dr. and that I'd like to see if he's the one for me before I do that. I am then informed that he will not see me without signing this form. I reluctantly sign and I then get called to go back and see the Dr. I almost start laughing when he walks in and he's at least over 50lbs. overweight. He doesn't really listen to anything I have to say and every small item that bothers me he just blows off as no big deal. He does the regular basic physical stuff and you can tell part way through my time is up and he's now rushing to get me out of there. His nurse comes in and finishes up and leaves me with the impression she's coming back with some paperwork for tests. After I sit there for a while she comes back in and asks what I'm still doing there so I go to the desk and pay my co-pay and gather my papers. What a truly miserable experience and not at all what i expected. To top it all I noticed on their computer generated bill I am listed as a female. I wonder if my insurance paid for a pregnancy test? My wife went to the walk in clinic and got treated very well. The Dr. from the clinic personally called her later that day and gave her the results from the test and told her what to do. The Dr. even called a few days later to see how she was doing. I'm giving up on this "regular doctor" search and I'll use the clinic. We've had so many crazy things from the health care professional lately I don't have much confidence anymore. Since I'm now listed as female things should be interesting. My wife had some out patient surgery done and we now have a newborn listed on our bill which our insurance now lists as a dependant(I wonder if the IRS will go for it too). She went for follow up tests and was called and told everything is OK, she asked which test was OK, the nurse wasn't sure but it's OK. Weeks later the Dr. calls and it's suddenly not OK so she gets more tests. Goes to the Dr.s office to get the papers for the tests and of course nobody has a clue what tests. Health Care is killing me!