Saturday, June 12, 2010


Can you say 'stressed'???

This past week has been so insane for me! At work, I'm responsible for prepping all the charts for all of the doctors...and keeping on top of all referrals and insurance authorizations that allow patients to be seen by us. Since there are 5 drs that work at my office, this can get really stressful at times, but this past week was ESPECIALLY nuts. There was recently another pain management dr in the valley that had all of his office shut down by the DEA (the Drug Enforcement Administration). He had 3 offices and HUNDREDS of patients. So where do they go? They all call my office. There has been such a huge influx of patients! Which should be good for business...I shouldn't complain, right? I mean, it's job security for me...and especially in this economy when most businesses are having a decline, my office is expanding. It's really fortunate. However, it's really frustrating when insurance companies decided to crack down on everything and make cuts...I get to be the one to call the patients (who are heavily medicated on narcotics, and a good portion of them are bipolar or have other behavior health issues) to tell them that they can't come see us anymore because their insurance company sucks. Who enjoys getting this news? Nobody. Who cries and simultaneously chews out the messenger? 90% of patients. I want to pull out my hair.

Ok. Enough complaining. Why? Because i have ALL NEXT WEEK OFF!!!

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! Nope, I'm not going anywhere exciting...I'm just going to be a stay-at-home mom! I'm really excited to be able to spend time with this little cutie:

I have grand plans!! So happy!

On another topic, Jared took me on an awesome date last night with our friends Josh and Dyan. We ate here:

then to see this:

which I LOVED!!! I know it's not historically correct and everything, but all that aside, i LOVED IT!!! I love renaissancy, revolutionary movies with good action and some decent romance mixed in humor. This had ALL of it. SO GOOD!...and excellent start to some wonderful de-stressing time!


Staceygirl said...

Nice photo. haha. So the guy with the giant bow... is that Robin Hood? I'm not up to date on the movies. Lame, I know.

Jayson, Kim, and Lotta Carlson said...

HAHAHAHA. I totally know what you are talking about. I absolutely hate insurance companies. And yes, calling the patients about it is even WORSE! Worked in a dental office for a year. Hope you enjoyed your "stay-cation!"

Oh and it is my sister holding the baby :) We do look alike.