Posted 9/24/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -7)
Maybe the fact that you're past due with the Remicade is the reason you had your problem? Why were you past due?
My doctor always examines me, although I'm not sure what he gets from that exactly. I once had a doctor that never examined me, spent all his time telling me how lucky I was to have him as a doctor. By the time I changed my insurance and saw a real doctor, I was so sick I had to have an ostomy that turned out to be permanent, there were no other alternatives.
You at least need a doctor who will discuss what's happening to you and what the plan is and if he thinks the plan needs to change. He/she should also listen to you, and answer any questions you may have, and respect you enough to discuss things in an educated manner.
I vote that you either tell him you want more out of your appointments or look for a new GI. At the very least,, have a type written list of questions next time. If he doesn't have time to answer them all, give him the list and tell him you'll be expecting a phone call or answers in the mail.
Good luck with your Remicade infusion, I hope it helps your symptoms.