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
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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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
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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
me as you all do.
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?
Posted 10/9/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -7)
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!
Maybe that's not a bad idea for all of us!
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.
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