In this era of medical group practices and "treatment teams," it is still possible to be treated by a single doctor who, as it turns out, stands out in your mind as being especially capable and helpful. Maybe it's his or her obvious knowledge, or bedside manner, that struck you enough to make you conclude that "this is one really good doctor. The others I've had have been good, but this one is especially so." Maybe he is a "star" in his specialty, and after learning about
him and seeing him, you agree that the label is well deserved.
Or maybe you have been or are being treated in a facility that prefers the team approach, and from your perspective they are all very good, but there hasn't been one who stands out in your mind as head and shoulders above the rest.
In fact both experiences are valid, and this question may really be no more than a matter of personal preference.
In my own experience, as I look back on the TURP operation I had, then the PCa Dx, then the IMRT, and all the follow up, I have to say that all the doctors I encountered were very good, and in fact the team approach has worked well for me. Of course each doctor had his or her own specialization, and each of them did their jobs very well. But I'm happy with all of them, and I consider them all as a fine team
that I have had the good fortune to have.
So how about
you on your path so far? Has one doctor in your experience so far really stood out and been especially impressive for you among the several you have probably seen? Or on the other hand are you pleased with the good team
that has been treating you? And if one doctor actually has stood out, the obvious follow-up question is why? Why has this doctor seemed to be so good?
And please indicate your own view in the poll above, and let's see what kind of picture we get for people's experiences here.
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6(3+3), T1c
No mets, PCa likely still organ contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSAs (since post-IMRT): 0.1 or lower
Post Edited (81GyGuy) : 1/16/2017 12:36:36 PM (GMT-7)