I do agree with Jim, I have been going to the same pm doc for almost 2 years now, I have seen the doctor, maybe (including surgery) 6 times, the rest of the time I have seen his pa, who is a wonderful young lady who has never lectured me about
meds, who I can talk to, she knows me by name, I as strange as that my seem to say that, many others I have seen over the years, almost always had to ask me, or say "and you are?".
My pm doctor has many, many patients, he has three offices in 3 different hospitals, he is sometimes doing rounds any of the three hospitals where he treats patients, where his patients who have had surgery.
I feel blessed that his pa, can see me, write my scripts and send me on my way. If I have a problem she thinks she cant handle, the next appt. I would have would be with the pm doc. himself.
For the first time since my gp left his practive in 2006, I feel at home. I have been thru hell and back, finding this pm doctor and the staff who work so hard for us, is a blessing I will treasure always, when I found them during the first visit, I actually cryed, and I dont cry.
Hope you find an office like this one. All of us should be treated with the respect given anyone who has a chronic disease.
Take care of yourself, I am not familiar with N.C. at all, but I hope you find what you need to get the help you deserve.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson