My mother was not keeping very well and she had never been found of doctors and medicines, which is why she kept postponing her medical checkups. This time, when I visited her, I decided to take her myself but knowing her aversion to doctors, I wanted to take her somewhere which would not have that doctor and hospital like vibe. I came to know of this Vascular Institute of Virginia and was impressed when I saw they mostly opted for non- invasive treatments. Well, once there, I thought I would get her routine checkup done, but I was handed over an entire list of tests like MRIs and scans. I thought it was probably for the best but broad testing meant certain anomalies showed up and they could have meant nothing. However, they insisted on starting a treatment right away and I did not want to do that until and unless I had consulted another doctor. However, they kept on insisting that the fibroids they had discovered could mean something worse and they insisted on a surgery. My mother kind of buckled on hearing that and the atmosphere in our house grew really tense. I did what I could do and booked an appointment with my own doctor and showed her the findings and she convinced me that there was no reason to panic and that my mother was fine. Places like the Vascular Institute prey on people’s emotion by scaring them into believing that the small anomalies they have in their bodies could mean something far worse and take this opportunity to milk the patients for money. I found out later, s I was discussing this with my friends that another of their acquaintance also had the same experience, but unfortunately they did not get off as lightly as I did.
Vascular Institute of Virginia