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Old 02-03-2015, 23:15   #1
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Most of the doctor's here in this area from New Orleans to Baton Rouge uses MYCHART. I have seen two PCP's and 2 Endo's in the past year, all on Mychart. I had a question from one of the Endo's about the other Endo and the present Endo told the new one that I asked him a question. Well this ticked me off . . . my present Endo is supposed to be the best, but I've disagreed with alot of what he says and does and I suppose it's time to see a new one.

So when I go consulting with another PCP and Endo, will my present Endo know? because it takes 7 months to find a new one and I might not like him/her. Does anybody how MyChart works in regards to privacy?

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I am in the MyChart system too. It is used all over the country. I wouldn't expect there to be any privacy frankly. Any dr that uses the system can log in and find anyone's chart.

My friend who is also my dr's nurse told me once that it is actually handy. If you get hurt somewhere away from home, if you can find a hospital that uses it, they can look at all your info right there. So privacy, not so much.

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I am in the MyChart system too. It is used all over the country. I wouldn't expect there to be any privacy frankly. Any dr that uses the system can log in and find anyone's chart.

My friend who is also my dr's nurse told me once that it is actually handy. If you get hurt somewhere away from home, if you can find a hospital that uses it, they can look at all your info right there. So privacy, not so much.
I'm pretty sure, once i try to consult with another doctor, this doctor will fire me.

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Then report the doc to the local board. One, doing that is a violation of HIPPA. Two, you're entitled to get consultations or second opinions at your discretion!

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Then report the doc to the local board. One, doing that is a violation of HIPPA. Two, you're entitled to get consultations or second opinions at your discretion!

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Thanks for your replies. As everyone knows my blood sugars are very erratic. Goes up in the am with just bacon and eggs, 28U of humalog, then the salad for lunch requires 8U and supper is different depending on which vegetable I'm eating that night. My meals are very simple because I'm still trying to figure how much humalog to inject. I run low every day at 2 pm regardless. I cut back on the lunchtime insulin then I run high. I eat the same salad every day.

I did a short trial on Invokana. Although my blood pressure lowered but in normal range, and I lost about 8 lbs, did nothing for blood sugar so I discontinued it. The doctor has no other suggestions for treatment except up the insulin and it disturbs me the weight gain just in my belly. I had a friend that was shaped like me and the doctor's pulled an ovarion cyst out of their the size of a football. My own Mother's spleen was the size of a football when the pull that out of her. So I'm wondering what else can be going on. I do have weird pains in my abdomen, but they are not constant.

so those are the reasons I'm looking for a new doc. I need somebody that will cover all basis.

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I so wish you could find a good PCP who would work with you and make the referrals necessary and back you up if the referred doc isn't right for you.

I've heard stupid people say that PCPs are good for nothing because all they do is refer. Well that's what you want in your PCP - a traffic cop! Ours treats what he can, and that is basically everything, but he also refers us when necessary and he keeps an eye on what's happened with the referred to doc - he doesn't just dump us. He referred OWC to a cardiology clinic, and he referred me to an endo. Years ago he referred me to a neurologist, and when he didn't like how the neurologist managed my care, he retracted his referral and sent me somewhere else! He refers within his group - Mercy Clinic - but is putting up with me & my retinas because right now they don't have a retinologist near here, so I go to MU Clinics at Mizzou.

I think your one endo stepped outta bounds in his conversation with the other endo. If I were you & seeing him again, I'd prob'ly bring it up to him directly. If you aren't seeing him again, you can still let him know why you're leaving his practice for a new doc - it's always a good idea to state why you're leaving instead of just never going back. And when you're interviewing a new doc, it's always good to state why you left the former one and what you expect of the new one. Just so everybody's on the same page, as it were.




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At least MyChart lets you know more than you would if the endo's were communicating privately. We sign all kinds of privacy releases with every doctor - MyChart makes those have real meaning (which IMO is a good thing).

When was your last physical? Can you go to your PCP (or a new PCP) and say, something is wrong - can we check everything not endocrine just to make sure something else is not going on and masked by the thyroid/diabetes issues?

Sympathies. A good doctor who is willing to think and explore is worth their weight in diamonds...and harder to find.

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At least MyChart lets you know more than you would if the endo's were communicating privately. We sign all kinds of privacy releases with every doctor - MyChart makes those have real meaning (which IMO is a good thing).

When was your last physical? Can you go to your PCP (or a new PCP) and say, something is wrong - can we check everything not endocrine just to make sure something else is not going on and masked by the thyroid/diabetes issues?

Sympathies. A good doctor who is willing to think and explore is worth their weight in diamonds...and harder to find.
No, the present doctor was angry at me and called me on the phone when I contacted the other doctor. My last physical was in Dec, and I don't like the PCP that referred me to the Endo either. When I was having mental changes with the meds I was prescribed and went in and had an MRI and nothing was wrong, I kinda lost confidence in him by the way he "acted" towards me. I have issues trusting doctor's and prefer not to really see them and is one reason I went so long without seeing one. The older doc works for Blue Cross now. I think I can change at any time, but I don't want to be confronted by any doctor's once I change. And the next change probably won't be my last. I'm thinking about going to jackson, MS or somewhere not around here.

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