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Lindaloo
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   Posted 10/9/2008 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Tell me about your doctor and why you like him or her? What characteristics do you look for in a doctor? ( I guess that's maybe two questions, oh well, nobody will report me, right?? ) Ha hahahahahaha!!

I have two doctors, one primary and one pain management, but I like both for the same reasons. They both listen to me and give me ample time to explain what is going on and then they try their darndest to fix the problem!! That is the main reason I go to a doctor in the first place.

Come on and tell us about your doctor(s) too. turn

Have a great day all!!

Lindaloo
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And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
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ekkorose
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   Posted 10/9/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I like all of my doctors. I see three on a regular basis.

My PCP is a wonderful woman who will go to any length to find out what the problem is. She is kind and funny and will spend an hour with you if necessary.

My gyn is an amazing doctor who sits and listens to what you have to say and allows you to play an active role in your health care.

My PM guy is new to me but he is funny and listens.

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PAlady
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I wish I could say I had one doctor that I find helpful. I'm still searching. Mostly they're mediocre but "ok enough" except in the area of pain management. Guess I can say my neurosurgeon's office has at least continued writing for pain meds. even though my surgery was a year ago. His nurse is easy to deal with. But they're about to release me so I'm on the search for a PM doc and it ain't easy. shakehead

PaLady

Post Edited (PAlady) : 10/9/2008 8:09:32 AM (GMT-6)


kara487
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
My surgeon and pm dr is a great dr and he listens to me and willing to try new things to help my pain.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan and neurontin.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis and arthritis


Chartreux
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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Hard question, I see about 6 Doctors.
I like my Asthma/Allergy doctor the best, she has a nice bedside manner
answers my questions without rushing.
My Endocrinologist is nice, makes jokes, talks to me. (not at me)
Then my PCP is okay, wants to be kept in the loop on
my health.
Then my PM Psychologist, helps me stay together.
My PM Doctor is okay but kinda rushes things.
My eye Doctor as he gets concerned, when I get vision blackouts,
due to the pituitary gland.
Would be nice not having to see a doctor though.
Lots of soft hugz to everyone.....
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Red_34
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   Posted 10/9/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a few doctors too. But I love my primary first and foremost. She is one of the few doctors that I have seen that is willing to look outside my UC box. She's funny and listens to me oh and also takes her time with me as well.

I also see a gastroenterologist. I have been with him for nearly 14 years and for the most part, he doesn't rush thru the appointments with me. He knows my family and we can talk for a while about our mutual interests. Sometimes though he can be a bit bull headed about some treatment

My neurologist is a great doc. He seems to truly care and takes his time with me as well. He is the one that got to the bottom of my neck and back pain when other docs were clueless.

My hand doc - eh - don't really care for her much. She is kind of a cold fish and rushes thru appointments. She does however know what she is talking about and I trust her when it comes to treatment - she just has to work on her bedside manner a bit.

I "sort of" have a rheumatologist too - though I've only seen him 2 times, I just don't really care to go back to him. Both of my appts with him were pretty much appointments from hades. But if I have more issues then I really don't have much choice to go back to him because of my insurance rules.

My gynecologist is a sweet heart. He is that older fellow that could be anyone's favorite uncle or grandpa. He has great beside manners and is more then willing to share any sort of information you are searching for.

I did have a PM doc for a while. And he was ok - he was a great doc but my issues became too much for him to handle so that is why I am dealing with a neurologist right now.

Oh and I may be adding a dermatologist soon to this ever growing list of doctors! :) I have this rash on my face that is not going away no matter what I try and my primary said that would be my next stop.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/9/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry, becareful that rash could be a allergic reaction to a medication
or something other than a dermatologist would know
soft hugz...
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Pamela Neckpain
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 10/9/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
My Pain Doctor comes in singing Opera, Rock "n Roll, or Golden Oldies. He never
talks to me except about the Pain Pump (In the beginning of the relationship about
a year ago) I sing back to him. I don't know what to do! He's kinda wild and
crazy and I don't dislike him but still ... is he doing his job? He doesn't know as
much about me as you all do.
Pamela
Lately he's been hosting attorneys from distant places in his office. I hope he's there
in a month when I go back for my next appointment.
In these 6 1/2 years of Chronic Pain, I have had some of the WEIRDEST doctors.
You wouldn't believe it. Or would you? smhair

PAlady
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   Posted 10/9/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,
I think you ought to write a song to sing for your next doc's appt. Make the lyrics about all your symptoms and everything you want you doc to know about how you're doing! You could even put it on tape - I bet he'd listen more than just to your words! yeah

Maybe that's not a bad idea for all of us! idea

PaLady

Lindaloo
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/9/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
HAHAHAHAHA That's not a bad idea PaLady. I think I'll do that too next time I go to the doctor.

I went to my primary care doctor today as a matter of fact, who just did a three day heart monitor test on me. Seems I have palpitations that leave me dizzy and short of breath and definitely feel uncomfortable when I have them He says nothing is to be done. That these PVC's are nothing to worry about. I asked for a referral to a cardiologist , thank you very much.

Lindaloo
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

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