Dr. Kautzman has been my dr for approx 15 years. She is the only dr I have seen in about 10 years. I have been sick for years. Would go and be sent for blood work and called that every thing was ok. Blood pressure out of control extreme fatigue breathing problems. Finally in July 2016 after my oxygen levels dropped she sent me for a chest xray. Said I had an enlarged heart and it was probably a medicine I was on. Stated if I didnt feel better I would need to see a Cardioligist. Finally in Dec I asked to be referred. Never heard from Kautzman but was called by St. James and a stress test was scheduled. Went and was told by hospital Cardioligist that my heart was great but that I had pulmonary hypertension and would need to see a Pulmonoligist. I called 2 and both said I would need a referral. Called Kautzman who is on my insurance card as my primary physician and spoke with her nurse and told here what the cardiologist said and requested a referral to a Pulmonoligist. She was really evasive and said she would have to talk to Kautzman. Never heard anything and finally called Kautzman,s office again today 01/03/2017 requested the nurse call me and again never heard anything. I'm not sure what the problem is but I am not very happy that after being sick and not feeling good for years I finally get a diagnosis and when I call my primary care physician and request a referral to a specialist who handles my problem She ignores me. Since I cant see a Pulmonoligist without a referral and I haven't seen any other Doctor but Kautzman just what the heck am I suppose to do.
Serving the Butte Area.
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