I usually try to keep up on test results, calling patients or bringing them back as soon as we get them. So it surprised me to get 2 in one day. But sometimes things fall through the cracks. I couldn't find their reports, so I asked Annie to track them down.
Guess what? NEITHER OF THESE BOZOS EVEN SHOWED UP FOR THE FUCKING TEST!!!
I'm not making this up. Annie called the MRI places she'd scheduled them with. Both were no-shows.
So she called the patients back. Both were aware that they hadn't had the tests, but thought they'd call us for results "just in case".
(For the record, both of these patients were being seen for back problems. Not memory loss or head injuries. If that was the issue it wouldn't be so shocking, or even blogworthy).
Look, people, here's a tip. The MRI is a VERY GOOD test. My specialty depends heavily on them.
But no matter how good they are, they CANNOT get images of you while you drive by the facility. Or sit at home reading about how horrible they are on bigdavespageofhowanMRImademydickfalloff.com. Or lying on the couch watching TV and eating Fritos.