6 months ago
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I took my mother for a checkup after she was complaining of dizziness.
The patiently heard her case history, and took her stethoscope and after returning to the table wrote my mother's bp as 140/90 mm hg. I was surprised as i didnt see the cuff was ever uses or Sphygmomanometer. When i inquired, she retorted and claimed she did the measurement. My mother also said that the measurement was not done. This infuriated her and and she said who is the doctor, you or me.
My mom undergoes regular sugar and other checkups, though she never had a history, and it is a well known fact, which could be confirmed from studies that Indian sub-population has vitamin d deficiency when looked with internal reference limits. However, I dont see enough literature suggesting a study that states that indian population reference levels have been relooked. However, studies have repeatedly confirmed an endemic problem with vitamin d deficiency. I didnt find anything truly illuminating from what she said. However, i was surprised when she claimed that she measured the bp without the Sphygmomanometer. What i doubt is perhaps the doctor may have forgotten inadvertently, and I would have given her the benefit of the doubt. However, she retorted stating that she measured. When i got the doubt was not the untouched cuff, but the numbers she had written, as mother normally may be once in 20 readings has her pressure in that range.
Dr. Anitha G C replied
You had come with your mother , who had complaints of giddiness and chronic severe cough . Her BP was checked ,Which you failed to notice as you were busy on your mobile phone and you had to ask your mother if BP was checked even though you were sitting right next to her.
Your mother’s BP reading was normal on that day. As per patient’s previous records shown to me there was no documentation of BP reading since last 1 ½ to 2 years.
Giddiness and severe cough at her age needs further evaluation and I asked for a random blood sugar since it was last done 1 ½ to 2 years back . You start arguing with the doctor and you were very rude , arrogant and abusive towards the doctor which is totally unacceptable .