I was asked to strip and given a paper napkin for a 'total' exam. The PA when she finally arrived, introduced herself and stated she would be leaving for Colorado and had reportedly told 'them' not to schedule new patients, so next time I would see someone else. I could either wait until a new appointment could be scheduled or continue with this one. (Talk about my presence as being inconvenient for the PA!) Two Medical assistants also filed into the office, so we were 4 people in the exam room, which made it a crowd! I was told that a bumpy, itchy thing on my thigh was the same as flaky skin that peeling off my lower leg were the same thing, even though they were very different in appearance and 'itchiness.' A growth on my head and foot were also not a concern and a burr was frozen on my foot. The mole on my head had been biopsied twice before and was found to be 'ok.'I had to open the door to remind someone of the promised band-aid which was not done I was also very 'dry' and would need a mosturizer to go with the cortizone cream. and asked if I had used the Rx or anything else in the past. I scheduled a two-month followup.
I am a LPCC and continue to work in seeing clients for mental health issues and supervising younger counselors and social workers. I would grade such an introduction by the PA to be a failure.