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Old 10-02-2012, 17:57   #1
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So I saw a new MD about 2 months ago because I was having trouble shaking a fever. My previous MD moved much further away (and I only saw him a few times anyway). New MD calls me on the phones and says I have diabetes and his office will call in a prescription and schedule a follow up. It took 3 days and me calling 4 times to get the prescription and I had to call and schedule the follow up. So I had the follow up today, I got weighed, blood pressure taken, doc come in and listens to me breath, pokes me a few times sends me to get blood drawn, I stop and ask him about testing to find out my type, he is says "most common is type 2" I show him my graph on my BG, he says definitely type 2 otherwise you would not have it in such good shape. I say what about a GAD-65 or C-Peptide, I would like to know if its autoimmune etc. He says OK as he walks away. OK to what Iím thinking. Then I get my blood drawn and they send me on my way. I stop the nurse as say, you know I only have about a week of Metoformin left with no more refills, and I never got a prescription for test strips. I wait another 20 minutes, nurse comes back and says they will send in the paper work to medco, while she is saying that he is standing in the hall 10ft away and I am staring at him very frustrated. At least I did not have to argue about my LCHF diet, no one asked and they did not take a urine sample (which means I held it in all morning for nothing)

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This sounds like my doctor's office. I'm also going to find a nother doctor. But.... where to look???

This is another example of how important it is for us to take charge of our own health care.

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Old 10-02-2012, 19:39   #3
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His attitude is that I take the pills and I go away, I come back every few months to see if there's complications he can treat. This may be a learned attitude but its not the type of care I am looking for.

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I would be looking. Wife was in horrible pain a while back when went into a new docs office. He was a nuerosurgeon, all dressed up in his $1000 suit and talking to the nurses non stop in the hall way about his recent trip to Disney World. 10 minutes of listening to his stories thru the door, I got up told the wife we are going, on the way out I looked at the doc and told him, Don't let us interfere with your conversation. That office called us 5 or 6 times to get us to come back.
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Little wonder that you spend 19% of GDP on healthcare. This sucks man.

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stewchi -- it is YOUR body and YOUR health. We have been through it with doctors that do a perfunctory once over, don't take time to listen, etc. When a new doctor set up office close to me, I checked online to see what kind of reviews she was getting. They were all great. And I couldn't be happier. I feel like she really cares. She always checks the med history before coming in the room, asks pertinent questions, stays on top of everything, and spends a LOT of time with me. And she has no problem with me gong on a LC/HF diet.

I just feel like we can't afford to entrust our health care to doctors that seem more concerned about getting paid than they do about giving you quality health care. JMHO.

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Veterans on the board have heard me blowing about my doc all too many times, so I'll spare you all today, but suffice to say, it's of vital importance to have one who listens to us, treats us with respect and keeps an open mind.

And Marty? Good job on handling that incident - I'm sure you'd rather have smacked him upside the head!




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Veterans on the board have heard me blowing about my doc all too many times, so I'll spare you all today, but suffice to say, it's of vital importance to have one who listens to us, treats us with respect and keeps an open mind.

And Marty? Good job on handling that incident - I'm sure you'd rather have smacked him upside the head!
I did what Marty did once too (got up and left) only I was too angry to say anything to the doc and nurse who were chatting in the hallway. Good for you Marty.

stewchi - You are deserving of a doctor who listens to you and helps you with whatever problem you have at the moment. Some Doctors are there to listen to the patient and teach us how to be healthy, other Doctors are just there to get a paycheck.

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Took my husband to ER for pain. After 2 hrs of waiting to be seen, told nurse his pain was gone, we were leaving. Sad because they weren't busy. Next night we were back with a busted appendix.

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((((LaJuan)))) That almost sounds like a malpractice suit in the making.




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