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Old 01-25-2012, 14:18   #21
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You are not the only one. I too get extremely anxious about upcoming doctor appointments. Just last night I had a nightmare about it going sour, ending with me near dead and admitted to a hospital... Freaked me out!
Nightmares are scary all by themselves, no matter what the reason. I wonder how our doctors, or any doctor, would respond if we said "I am afraid of coming to see you?"

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The worst offenders would say "it's all in your head" . . .




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my doctor treats me like i am human and listens to what i have to say and answers my questions BUT she has the habit of cancaling appts this just bothers me alot

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The worst offenders would say "it's all in your head" . . .

I take it that maybe I shouldn't 'admit' being scared to the doctor then?

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I can't stand my GP (primary care) either. Well, can't say for sure since I've only seen the actual Dr. in that dept. once for about 2 minutes as they were admitting me to the hospital for tests. *rolls eyes*. The residents I see there or interns or whatever the heck they are are useless in so far as my personal condition and the struggles I face with it. In my position though there's not a lot I can do about it so I just avoid that particular clinic getting what I need from my other Doctors who have more understanding and who are the actual Doctors. I told my Endo when I started seeing her about my experience with students and she has made sure I'm not subjected to that in her clinic. I see a nurse for vitals and then her, always. I don't have a problem with students and helping them learn but personally I feel better with some semblance of hands on from the Doc.

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First, if you are with the right doctor for you, you should not be afraid to see him/her. Strawberry, have you asked your podiatrist or ENT if they could recommend an Internal Medicine doc, or even better a Endo doc specializing in Type 1 diabetes? Also, have you gone to the Medicare website to look up doctors? You can do this and then look for reviews of that doctor. This could help you weed out the doctors who you know would not be a good fit just from the reviews they have received.
Fortunately I have a wonderful Internal Medicine doc, and although it took years for me to end up with the right Cardio and Endo doc's, I believe in fate, and it was fate that I found these two doctors who are now handling me and my diabetes. My Internal Medicine doctor is just for general health issues now. But, I must give credit where credit is due; she did do everything in her power and knowledge to help me, and when she knew that she had exhausted all her options or expertise in the diabetes area, she told me I had to be sent to another doc...and the rest is history. So, although I've been to several endo's who I walked out of their office never to return again, I finally found the right ones for me. And, btw, I knew the minute those doctors walked through the door that there was a connection with them. Call it kizmet or whatnot.
Good Luck Strawberry. I hope you find someone who you are not afraid of and who will give you the treatment you deserve.
Also, as far as the bg testing, if you feel the need to test as much as you do, that is your right. However, keep in mind that all health plans, whether Medicare or not, are only going to cover so many per month. It is reasonable at this point to have a backup meter with strips that are not as expensive and pay out of pocket for them. You test 10-15 times a day which to a physician seems excessive, and you have your reasons for testing that much. But, it is a personal preference at that point, so you either have to take what they give you (I would fight for the at least 6-8 times a day) and then supplement the remainder on your own. Just my opinion.

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I take it that maybe I shouldn't 'admit' being scared to the doctor then?
Hard to tell - if you think he'll actually listen, then yes, definitely bring it up. Is this the doc with Nurse Ratchet guarding the gate? If it is, be sure you make him aware that she's part of the fear factor.

I was only saying that the most arrogant of them wouldn't recognize their own faults and would blame the patient for dreaming it up.




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Hard to tell - if you think he'll actually listen, then yes, definitely bring it up. Is this the doc with Nurse Ratchet guarding the gate? If it is, be sure you make him aware that she's part of the fear factor.

I was only saying that the most arrogant of them wouldn't recognize their own faults and would blame the patient for dreaming it up.
No, this doctor would not be the one with Nurse Ratchet guarding the gate. I am researching and trying to find another doctor to replace my current GP. I was wondering if I should 'admit' being afraid to the 'new' doctor when or if I find him/her?

I have come to the point where I don't trust my own judgement anymore. I trusted the doctor who diagnosed me a long time ago. Then he denied me the opportunity to start using the pump and my opinion of him changed. His reason for denying me the pump??.........syringes and vials have been good for 25 years, why bother with a pump? And when I persisted and asked for a referral to an Endo - he told me "why go there when I can tell you the same things he will tell you"?

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That's arrogance if I ever saw it!




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Yes Maam, it was....but in the beginning I thought he was a nice Doc and so did my better half. We both ended up being wrong. As a result I am not confident in my ability to choose a good doctor.

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