I love my primary care doctor, he’s been wonderful to me and actually listens. However, he’s almost 30miles away and we’re not even in the same time zone so I thought it would be good to have a pc doctor in the same town I’m in. So last week I had an appointment with a female doctor about 5 miles from here. I’d heard some good things about her.
Oh my goodness she is definitely not going to be my new doctor. She argued with me about my diabetes when I told her my endocrinologist is fighting with my insurance company to get approved for an insulin pump. She said I didn’t need one. Also told me that I wouldn’t get pancreatitis as often as I do if I would just stop drinking so much, and while she was on the subject I go to the ER far too often. I explained to her that when I do go, I’m almost always admitted to the ICU unit and I swear she looked at me and laughed. Wow, I would have walked right out if I wasn’t on my last insulin pen and needed a script for more. In fact I was out of quite a few of my meds and needed scripts for most of them. All but my pain meds because I have a pain management doctor for that. She also thought I should be off the pain meds as well and should take NSAID‘s instead. Told her the last time I tried that I ended up with a GI bleed that put me in a coma needing a blood transfusion.
So, I’m thinking my quest has only begun. I will not subject myself to a doctor who won’t even listen to me. The search continues.