I am happy for you ,that you got the answers you were looking for from your doc...Sounds as if you get along ok with him/her I wouldnt try to find another than ..my opinion ...
I think you are on the right track by finishing your degree doors will
open more freely then I am sure ...I dont know where you from but there was an add in the paper for a medical transcriber(think thats right) that you do from home on your computer ..Ithink I know someone who does it and will see about
the details if you want..its a good way to make extra cash and depeding on how much you want to do it ...
As for yopur previos employer I wouldnt worry to much about
them they usually dont say anything negative about
people..and if it really bothers you leave them off the reference part of your resume.
I truly wish you luck in the job hunting I know how frustrating it can be just dont give up hope something will come along...its not selfish to pray for yourself either!!
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.