ENT:Emma's surgery will be scheduled as soon as we get cardiac clearance.
Surgeon: Dr. Q will give cardiac clearance ASAP, no worries it will be done today.
Surgeon: Dr. Q hasn't gotten back with me (says his office manager or whatever she's called) so get cardiac clearance from your cardiologist.
Cardiologist: We received a request for clearance from Dr. M but it has Dr. Q's name on it and Dr. Nadkarni won't sign it because it isn't her name. We sent a script to the ENT to show clearance.
Me: Who in the world is Dr. M? Where does he come into play?
Cardio: Dr. M is a cardiologist in Tampa, when Dr. Q's office didn't sign it they automatically sent it to them. They saw Emma once for the cath so they knew she's Dr. Nadkarni's patient and forwarded it to us.
ENT: The script that the cardio sent either didn't make it or wasn't entered, I'll refax the original standard clearance letter with Dr. Nadkarni's name on it to her office.
Do you think we'll get clearance today??