This is only indirectly related to Prostate... my father is 93, wears hearing aids but also relies somewhat on lip reading. *Very* healthy, independent, and strong-willed.
His primary care Dr of many years has been replaced by someone with a heavy accent, he can't understand the guy and walked out in frustration. His prostrate is enlarged and he's been having trouble peeing, needs a primary care Dr and an urologist that speak clear English without foreign accents. (I will spare you the language he uses about
all this.) They give him Dr's names, but if they even look slightly foreign he refuses to try to see them.
I understand his frustration in not being able to communicate -- I know some of you fellows are older, and wondered if you've had similar issues. Any ideas on how to find someone who speaks clearly that my father could be comfortable with?
(Note: I'm 500 miles away, so not much I can do. Receptionists generally say a Dr can speak clearly, but they aren't dealing with hearing issues, either.)
Thanks so much for your time!
PS. Poked around a bit online, called my father with a suggestion... but the Dr I found was the one he'd been seeing for years that retired last year. Ha! He's going to visit the Medical Group the guy worked with this afternoon to see what's up. (He does better face to face than on the phone. Not that I'm sure he should still be driving, but that's a different issue...)
Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 12/9/2019 10:02:28 AM (GMT-7)