Hi all- Just a little background on myself...I was diagnosed with Crohns about 12 years ago and have been on a roller coaster rider ever since. I know I've had better luck then alot of the Crohnies on this site and look for inspiration in your support and amazing perspectives. No surgeries as of yet but I've had my fair share of scopes, mri, ct scans, sbft, etc. Anyway
I recently changed doctors, looking for better care and better bed side manner. Well, lets just say I'm still looking. I like my doctor but I just feel that he has so many patients that there isn't a personal connection and I don't feel that I'm receiving any added attention. I know that most good doctors appointment books are usually full but I'm always hoping to find one that is willing to spend some time and figure me out as opposed to treating me like a number.
So the point of this post is to find another doctor. I live in Darien which is a suburb southwest of Chicago. If there are others that can recommend any specialists or hospitals in this area I REALLY would appreciate it soo much. I feel like at this point I need the attention this DD requires.
I know that there are others in the same boat. Why is it that we findly get to the appointment day and sit there and wait for the doctor to only find ourselves driving home after seeing the doctor for 30 minutes or less and saying WTH happened? I try to tell them what's going on and it's almost like you have an invisible stop watch running and you inevitably end up forgetting to ask questions and really don't benefit the way you could if you had time and no pressure to really look things over. That bothers me. The amount that they charge is certainly not justified in the amount of time they allot to your disposition.
Thanks for listening.
Post Edited (JAB) : 2/26/2009 8:09:56 AM (GMT-7)