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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #20925 on: August 26, 2015, 06:20:43 PM »
To reiterate, I personally, do not answer questions that my providers already have the answers to.  I will clarify or confirm information, but I refuse to verbally spell out the information in their hands/on the screen. 

Frankly, that seems rather petty. It may be office policy for them to ask those questions and you're punishing the wrong person for it. If you don't like what they do, complain to the office manager or the head of the practice. Don't sit there like a pouty child who doesn't want to cooperate.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #20926 on: August 26, 2015, 08:40:45 PM »
To reiterate, I personally, do not answer questions that my providers already have the answers to.  I will clarify or confirm information, but I refuse to verbally spell out the information in their hands/on the screen. 

Frankly, that seems rather petty. It may be office policy for them to ask those questions and you're punishing the wrong person for it. If you don't like what they do, complain to the office manager or the head of the practice. Don't sit there like a pouty child who doesn't want to cooperate.

At this point I've been going to the same providers, the university medical practice, for almost a decade.  The written and published policy is that doctors are to confirm the information in my chart.  Not that I go through each and every section of my chart verbally and give them the information that they have in front of them.  The medical practice I go to prides itself on it's EHR system and sold it to the patients as putting it in place to not waste patient's time.  I love it because all of my doctors are able to access my chart and keep it updated in a centralized location.  I can even keep it updated from home by logging in.

And really...it's petty and pouty to expect a medical provider to read my chart...no...I don't think so.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #20927 on: Yesterday at 01:15:52 PM »
This one's driving my son Grant up the wall. He's taking a drawing class at the university, to give him a bit of mental relief from the hard science. He checked the web site for the class last week and Monday to see if there was any list of materials required. None. So he went to his first class last night and they handed out the syllabus with the materials list. Some of them are not available in the student store and he doesn't have a car. There aren't exactly tons of art supply stores in the area, either. Had they just published the list, we could have gotten the materials before dropping him off last Friday.

I highly recommend D*ckBlick.com for art supplies, or their brick and mortar store if you're near one. Excellent prices, and if you order enough, free shipping. Your son could even make a wishlist on their website and let you and others know about it so they can gift him things he needs.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #20928 on: Yesterday at 01:24:28 PM »
This one's driving my son Grant up the wall. He's taking a drawing class at the university, to give him a bit of mental relief from the hard science. He checked the web site for the class last week and Monday to see if there was any list of materials required. None. So he went to his first class last night and they handed out the syllabus with the materials list. Some of them are not available in the student store and he doesn't have a car. There aren't exactly tons of art supply stores in the area, either. Had they just published the list, we could have gotten the materials before dropping him off last Friday.

I highly recommend D*ckBlick.com for art supplies, or their brick and mortar store if you're near one. Excellent prices, and if you order enough, free shipping. Your son could even make a wishlist on their website and let you and others know about it so they can gift him things he needs.

We know Blick quite well (younger son is an art student and we get stuff from there.) The problem for G was that there wasn't time between the first class, when the syllabus was distributed, and the second class where the materials are required! Blick is good, but we're not paying overnight shipping because the teacher couldn't be bothered to either give sufficient warning or require supplies available on campus. He can't drive and the local bus system is weak (this is Reno, NV and the only places in walking distance are casinos and hotels.)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #20929 on: Yesterday at 01:52:34 PM »
This one's driving my son Grant up the wall. He's taking a drawing class at the university, to give him a bit of mental relief from the hard science. He checked the web site for the class last week and Monday to see if there was any list of materials required. None. So he went to his first class last night and they handed out the syllabus with the materials list. Some of them are not available in the student store and he doesn't have a car. There aren't exactly tons of art supply stores in the area, either. Had they just published the list, we could have gotten the materials before dropping him off last Friday.

I highly recommend D*ckBlick.com for art supplies, or their brick and mortar store if you're near one. Excellent prices, and if you order enough, free shipping. Your son could even make a wishlist on their website and let you and others know about it so they can gift him things he needs.

We know Blick quite well (younger son is an art student and we get stuff from there.) The problem for G was that there wasn't time between the first class, when the syllabus was distributed, and the second class where the materials are required! Blick is good, but we're not paying overnight shipping because the teacher couldn't be bothered to either give sufficient warning or require supplies available on campus. He can't drive and the local bus system is weak (this is Reno, NV and the only places in walking distance are casinos and hotels.)

Understandably frustrating, I agree. I am already regretting having only a week to gather supplies before classes start, because I like to find a good deal, not just order from campus bookstore. I applied late and am still signing up for classes.