I need your opinions please as I'm really ticked off and annoyed and need to get some perspective.
My GP referred me to a new Rheumatologist, one that was supposed to have a special interest in my condition and either part of a clinic or could refer me to a clinic that specialised in my condition. When I got there he wasn't either of those things and basically questioned why I had been sent to him - he knew about my condition but was neither of the above.
So I continued with my appointment anyway as I decided it wouldn't hurt to have a second opinion (I have my other Rheume too) and during the course of my appointment he asked me the names of my other specialists (I have a few conditions). No worries I answered these questions.
The upshot of my appointment was to try some medications but as I was finally become medication free for the first time in a year I wanted to hold off and see how I went off all drugs. As such I cancelled my appointment as it was a follow up to see how I was going on the treatment - it was not a big issue that I didn't try the drugs, they have been discussed on and off for a few years now.
Anyway sorry, I get a letter from this Rheumatologist that is cc'd to my GP and he has taken all the names of my specialists and sent them all copies of the letter saying that I had cancelled my appointment. He has never got in contact with me to find out my reasons, just took it upon himself to notify everyone.
Now I can understand if he chose to write to my GP who referred me but has he overstepped the mark of confidentiality by informing all my other doctors (including my current Rheumatologist so he now knows that I went for a second opinion!) - names he only got during my patient/doctor appointment?
I feel so annoyed that he's treated me like a naughty school girl and "dobbed" on me for not attending my appointment!! Thanks for getting this far!!