How would you rate your doctors?

How do you rate your doctor?
Fantastic - 28.6%
better then most - 14.3%
Good - 14.3%
Could be alot better - 28.6%
Doesn't have a clue - 0.0%
Wish the jerk had this disease - 14.3%

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Pin Cushion
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 442
   Posted 1/6/2005 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
On every board here I see lots of complaints about our Doctors, mostly on how they don't listen to us, or all they want to do is lecture us nono , etc...
How you you rate your doctors you are seeing now?
My PCP is just a prescription getter as far as I am concerned, hasn't done anything but refer me to a specialist when I ask for it.
My GI is good, but had to fight him to send me to a surgen for my Crohns.
My Surgen is fantastic, not the greatest in bedside banner, but did a reat job on my colostomy, and listens and responds to my thoughts and how I am feeling.
OK ppl how are yours?
23 months Sigmoid Colostomy / 20 years Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic 6 years / Ostioarthritus 14 years / Asthma 21 years.

* I think it may be time for a colorful metaphor*

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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 1/6/2005 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My doc is the wife of my original doctor. She is thorough, inventive, very up to snuff on all the latest info on everything, kind and intelligent. She expects a certain amount of cooperation from me and knows that the only person in charge of my healthcare is me. I knew she was going to be great when she ordered my first blood tests. She automatically orders a copy to be sent to the patient... She says, "It's your results... How can you make informed decisions about your lifestyle if you don't know your test results?" She makes me return every three to four months and monitors all my meds with appropriate testing for liver and kidney problems. In short... She is awesome.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 5/3/2005 12:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I know this is an old post, but I'm just new to the site tonight and I'm liking all the different viewpoints and discussions.
I switched doctors a month ago - I really like the new doctor.  My other doctors (3 prior to this), you had to make an appt for a specific time, but I was in the office for 4+ hrs waiting on the doctor, the nurse, the dietician, the lab.... needless to say, I never looked forward to going. It was also very easy to lie to them - sad that I was, but I think I somewhat believed it myself - if you know the right answers (blood sugars around 100-120, base my insulin on carbs, seldom above 200, I very rarely drink alcohol), it's easy to get them to mark you down as being in good control.  So this doctor, I made a promise to myself that I was going to tell him the truth.  I told him that I had gotten off track, that my blood sugars had been low enough to make me unresponsive on a couple of instances and that alcohol was involved in those events.  He said - that's no problem, we're gonna get you back on track.  I really liked that he said it that way - he didn't talk down to me or try to chastise me because he knew that I knew I was doing wrong lately.  He was very open to my questions and gave me honest answers.  I am looking forward to going back to him to prove that I have done better since seeing him a month ago rather than dreading that horrible endocrinologist visit.  It's definitely going to be a turning point in my life and I plan to drop him a little note saying so because I believe it's important for him to know that he has helped me so he will continue to have the same attitude w/ his other patients.
the other thing that I would give a high rating other than my doctor is my boyfriend.  He has taken a very proactive role in learing about my condition and being very interested in my treatment and status of my diabetes.  It has made me accountable to more than just myself now (which wasn't making me do very well before) and I want to do better for him and I.  Great support system and great doctors are definitely beneficial to any diabetic.
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