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    My doc, who has been my provider for over 10 years recently told me she was leaving the clinic and she also told me that no doctors in my area were taking new patients. She had tried to make plans to stay in the area but they failed and she has no job lined up as far as I know. Today I called my husband's doc, who is also in my area, and told the scheduler of my plight and asked that, since my hubby was her patient, perhaps they would consider taking me on as a new patient and....she agreed to!

    I am so grateful for this because I take necessary meds and didn't know what I was going to do, thinking that I might have to travel 30 min. to an hour for a doctor's appt. And the icing on the cake, the doc is a woman, whom I prefer over male docs. WoooHooo!!!
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    That is great news.

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    I know what you'd be feeling...anger, anxiosness (as in are we there yet) and a pain in the pocketbook
    because of raising gas prices...i know, i have to drive an hour into houston to get to see my specialists.
    At least my family doc gives me scripts for what i need, and since i have 5 specialists...they mostly give me every other
    month appts. Because they know how tight the money is nowadays, and they work with my family doc weekly
    to change my meds depending on lab results. That's a lot of money wasted because i have to throw out
    last week monthly scripts...you know that they have me on 15 different ones right now? Shoot! By the time
    i take them, i'm not hungry for breakfast anymore. Yet i am blessed also, to take all those trips monthly,
    would be an added heating bill...then couldn't fill my meds. I guess it all works out in the long run. Hope you are
    doing well, and continue to do so,

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    I have to travel for everything I do in my life. My doctor is 30 minutes each way, my job is 50 minutes to an hour each way, my gym is 25 minutes each way so a lot of my time is spent behind a wheel of a car. Thankfully, with technology I am able to keep up with certain things which help me out so much.

    I don't see how things are going to get better for us with the doctor situation. While I wish everyone would be able to be tended to by decent doctors, it's just not going to happen. I hope your new doctor is a good fit for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblypops View Post
    I have to travel for everything I do in my life. My doctor is 30 minutes each way, my job is 50 minutes to an hour each way, my gym is 25 minutes each way so a lot of my time is spent behind a wheel of a car. Thankfully, with technology I am able to keep up with certain things which help me out so much.

    I don't see how things are going to get better for us with the doctor situation. While I wish everyone would be able to be tended to by decent doctors, it's just not going to happen. I hope your new doctor is a good fit for you.
    I hope she's a good fit too but more importantly I will have someone to write scripts for me because I absolutely HAVE TO HAVE my meds! We can work on a relationship as we go. I've been told she's 'quirky' and that if I'm looking for a warm fuzzy bedside manner I'm out of luck. No problem that way. I just need a doc who isn't in a hurry to write scripts for everything (other than what I NEED) and who is very honest with me and who will listen to me. My current doc respects me as much as I respect her. I like that.

    Had a doc once, dealing with migraines nearly 30 years ago and I'm telling him about myself and who/what/where/when, etc. of my headaches and he stops me and sez, "who's the doctor here, you or me?" That was the last time I saw him and went on to another doc who recommended a total hysterectomy and I never had another migraine..........after 20 years of them every. single. month! It really helps a doc if they actually listen to their patients. Amazing the things they could learn!
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    Some think they are gods. They practice medicine because everyone is different. I've had my fair shape of quacks too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblypops View Post
    Some think they are gods. They practice medicine because everyone is different. I've had my fair shape of quacks too.
    Practice medicine. Magic word here is practice......because they haven't got it 100% right yet!
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    And they never will. At least not in our lifetime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblypops View Post
    And they never will. At least not in our lifetime.
    Well, I guess it's unrealistic for me to expect them to get it 100% right because they can't and don't know it all. But some of them just aren't aware of that. Fortunately my current doc will be the first to admit she doesn't know it all and I'm hoping that that is what I face with the new doc.
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