Sorry guys, but I'm feeling more talkative today then to read all the other threads.
I started seeing a new doctor who is a collegue of my old doctor. One day I called to make an appointment and they gave me a choice between my stupid old doctor and this new one. Of course I choose the new one hopping for someone better. So far she is better. More willing to do more intensive tests to find out the cause of my ailments instead of giving me random pills and x-rays and sending me on my way. So far I have seen her twice and the first time I started trying to tell her everything that was wrong with me. She wants to take things one thing at a time. So first meeting was shoulders, second GI issues, third will be follow up with abdomen and discuss dizziness issues.
So do you guys think I should keep making these appointments for each of the different issues or have her address them all at once in case they are all connected, which I'm sure some of them are. I know she does it in part because she is too busy to devout more than 10-15 min with me, listening to me ramble on and on. I'm wondering though if she just wants me to keep coming back because she wants more money for my consecutive visits. Twice now she said she wanted to see me for follow up and both times I have/will bring up another issue so I'm not paying $12 to hear the test came back fine so you must be fine kind of sh**. Or do you guys just think I'm being difficult? Maybe all of the above? I just want someone who will listen to EVERYTHING that is wrong with me in one meeting and then start tests and give diagnoses accordingly. Is that too much to ask?!
( I really like these emoticons. LOL)