Well, the PA won't give you an injection if he doesn't think it's appropriate. And who says you'll need to go make an appointment for an x-ray and then make an appointment to go back? My doc doesn't have x-ray equipment, but when he wants me to get an x-ray, I just walk to a different office in his building immediately and get the x-ray.
Make your appointment if you don't want to see the PA. I don't see rigamarole, I see excuses. If they specialize in joints, the PA will know about joints. When I needed the cortisone shot in my knee, the PA did it. And that was pretty awful.
Chris don't care about your poop.
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