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Lady Frog
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   Posted 6/10/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
The D is not backing down. I need to find myself another GI guy. A local news station was doing the standard public interest piece and listed two sites where I could look up a doctor and they were rated by former patients. Well it turns out the guy I was going to go to doesn't have a good track record( apparently dismissed abdominal pain and the patient went somewhere else later only to find out the pancreatic cancer was too far advanced for surgery and then died). So I'm in the market for a new GI guy. What are some other sites that I can use to find out a doctor's track record. The two that the news gave on it's site are all well and good but I was thinking more something that isn't based on just former patients feedback since as we all know you can't make everyone happy all the time. Though just that one story made me want to run screaming from this guy.

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Lady Frog
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   Posted 6/10/2008 1:50 PM (GMT -7) , These were the two sites given by the news to check. Don't know it's considered spam listing them here though. I'm all ears for other sites to use.
I edited your links to make them linkable. - Lil  :-)

Post Edited By Moderator (7Lil) : 6/10/2008 3:27:30 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/10/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Nope, not spam.  =)
Here are other sites:
(I think you need to pay to get a FULL report - not sure, I haven't used them - I've just heard about them)
GOOD LUCK!  It's not easy finding a doc.  Most of them now a days have poor bedside manner.
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Lady Frog
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   Posted 6/10/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah poor bedside manner was why I left my first GI guy even though he was highly recommended. He knew his stuff but I am more then just a malfunctioning colon.

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   Posted 6/10/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Ladyfrog,

I am going to my second GI doctor next month. My first GI was extremely rude and to me he seemed like IBS was not really an illness. I had to go to pcp and the nurse there weighed me and said you lost 10lbs. She asked me if I was dieting. I noticed she was really skinny and thought i'd be honest. I told her I had IBS. She told me her daughter had/has IBS. She told me her daughter would be in fetal position in bed with excruciating pain in stomach. Most of the symptoms she told me about her daughter I could relate. She gave me the GI's card/number I am keeping my fingers crossed. I wish you the best of luck..hugsss..Lora

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   Posted 6/11/2008 12:30 AM (GMT -7)   
This is what I do and it has been working for me VERY well...I found a fantastic primary care doc, and I asked him to send me to whoever he thought would be best. I have a GI, nephrologist, endocrinologist, and a brand-spankin' new therapist, and they are an amazing team for me. It helps to be a "good patient" so they realize they should bend over backwards for you :) Making sure your "best" docs know that they are the best will take you a long ways!
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