Appt w/ new dr. tomorrow

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Irish Babe
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   Posted 11/10/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a big problem w/ my old pcp last month, she finally admitted to me that she doesn't believe in FMS. Altho, she sent me to a rhuemy a few yrs ago that confirmed I have FMS. I called my insurance the next morning to cancel her as my pcp. My DH also cancelled her as pcp. He said, if she didn't believe me, he had no use for her. So then we had to find a new pcp. A guy my DH works w/ has a wife w/ FMS, some how that came up in conversation. My DH asked how they like their dr, they really like her and she does believe in FMS. Well, we made an appt. We couldn't get in till tomorrow, so we shall see how this goes. The only prob so far has been w/ my ins. I called them three times to cancel the old dr. Each time they sent my new ins cards w/ that dr. still on the card. I can see what ever dr I want (w/i the systems) that isn't the prob, I just don't want the old dr to get any more money from my ins.
 
I'm excited that I may actually find someone who knows what the heck I'm talking about. Someone I don't have to try to convince for a couple of yrs, just to find out I'm being jerked around. I'm going to write up my paper to bring in listing my meds and such. It will be one less thing to try to remember lol. I have been sick for the past month, bronchitis and a horrible burning throat. That has finally past, but I'm still dealing w/ congestion.  Anyway, pls wish me luck on my quest.  God bless.  Alice.

Sherrine
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   Posted 11/10/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Alice, this is great news!  I remember the problem you were having with the other doctor.  Please let us know how the appointments goes!
 
Your ex-doctor shouldn't get any payments.  Be sure to check your insurance statements and contact the insurance company if they paid the wrong doctor.  That will get them to correct your card!  yeah
 
I'm anxious to hear about your visit!
 
Sherrine
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Sera Smiles
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   Posted 11/10/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you, Ms. Alice! You are being your own best health advocate and I am proud of you being so assertive about your health. Let us know how it goes!
 


Julie1014
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   Posted 11/10/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Alice, that's wonderful news! Keep us posted. Blessings, Julie:-)
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P-Fit
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   Posted 11/10/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you!! You have to have a Dr that believes in you and your symptoms. My new PCP is great. She just referred me to a Rheumy and is sending a script for more physical therapy....and all I had to do was call in. I hope you like the new Dr.
Dee-38yrs old 
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ericsmom
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   Posted 11/10/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alice
 
Good luck tomorrow!!!  I reallllllllllly hope this new doctor is THE one smilewinkgrin
 
God Bless
Diane
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Meggie
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   Posted 11/10/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Wonderful News, I hope everything works out for you!

Meggie


tink 2
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   Posted 11/10/2008 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck Alice I will be thinking of you. 
Lupus since 2005, Fiberomyalgia since 2006,  sjogren's syndrome since 2005,  diabetes since 2006, Depression since 2004. who would not be with all of this.
 
       I just try to make it threw every day as best I can.
        God please remember I am on the diet platter.
                  So many beads so little time.....
 
                   Have a great Lupie Day Denise 


Irish Babe
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   Posted 11/11/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you all for your support, it means a lot to me. My DH and I just got back from our dr. appts. She was very nice, asked a lot of ???? and ordered some tests. I was going to get a mammo for my B/D a few wks ago, but I was in limbo w/o a dr. I have an appt for this Sat morning, and my DH and I are going for fasting blood tests next Monday. We made an appt w/ this new dr. a few wks ago and filled out a form to have our records sent from old dr. She never sent them!! I would have brought a copy of my x-ray reports and tests if I had known. My previous dr hated that I would make a list of meds and ??? for her, this dr said the paper was helpful. This dr. said she was glad I had made appt w/ the rheumy (not til Jan sad ) b/c w/ the prob w/ my joints she would have recommended it, also. She also checked my BP, she felt it was high and my heart was pounding. We will check it again at next visit, if BP is still hi, I will be getting some meds for that. My old dr always said it was fine, love that attention to detail. Not!

I didn't say anything to my DH til after his visit, just I didn't influence him. He felt she very good, she ordered blood work for him, also. One of the tests was A1C, I mention that b/c the old dr. never ordered that til DH asked about it. My DH has been a diabetic for 25 yrs., didn't have that test til about 3 yrs ago.

So far, I have a much better feeling about her, and that's a start.

Julie and Dee, I don't believe we've talked before, Nice to meet you, welcome to the family yeah Sherrine, Sera, Diane, Meggie, and Tink, thank you for always being there for me, it is so appreciated. God bless.  Alice.


Sherrine
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Alice, it looks like you have a winner there!  yeah She sounds thorough and seems to know what she is doing.  I'm so glad you found her.  For your old doctor to ignore high blood pressure and that A1C for your diabetic husband in unbelievable!  I've gotten that A1C several times a year since I became a diabetic....16 years ago!  It tells the doctor how you and your medication have been keeping the blood sugars for the past three months.  This is so important because high blood sugars can cause a myriad of problems for diabetics.
 
Again, I'm so happy you ditched the idiot and found this doctor.  I think she will be great for the two of you!
 
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donnaeil
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   Posted 11/11/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Alice,

I am very happy that you and your hubby found a great doctor. A professional would say you were practicing good self care. lol

In my opinion you made a well thought out intelligent decision.

My friends who have diabetes have the A1 test several times per year. What neglect.

Donnaeil

tink 2
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   Posted 11/11/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
No prob us beach bums have to stick together......... smilewinkgrin
Lupus since 2005, Fiberomyalgia since 2006,  sjogren's syndrome since 2005,  diabetes since 2006, Depression since 2004. who would not be with all of this.
 
       I just try to make it threw every day as best I can.
        God please remember I am on the diet platter.
                  So many beads so little time.....
 
                   Have a great Lupie Day Denise 

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