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MADDOG
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Hi Gang
I found a cool practice an LLMD .I went there and
Was told the doctor is retiring this week.

Crap!!

Warning,when at the doctors they wright down everything you say. If your records get sent to a doctor you want to go back to and you said you were not quite happy with them. They will tell you never
to come back.

I went there for 25 years,lost my doctor getting a second opinion.

Never thought the new doctor would wright down what I said.
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Lymetoo
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Thanks for the warning!

So .. you lost your PCP??

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MADDOG
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Yes i went there for 30 years.

I called my ins.they said the PCP didn't get changed to the new doc. like my PCP said.

It hurt their feelings at my original PCP so they Churched me.

So I did change my new doc. to my PCP now.

I have a new Doctor I hope they didn't get mad at me over this.
MADDOG

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MADDOG
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They should not wright down everything we say when we are hurting.

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Lymetoo
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I don't see how they even have time to write everything down.

They ignore half the things we say! So I guess if it's juicy, they will be writing it down.

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Keebler
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I highly doubt it " hurt their feelings" it's business to them, strictly. If that's what another doctor told you about this, they are trying to pull the wool over your eyes to be quiet and feel badly about this, yourself.

It a way to manipulate patients who might be too much of their own advocate, in their eyes.

Patients are too often backed into a co-dependent relationship with doctors. It's problem with the system. We need them to be this, that, and however. We NEED them. We want them to understand.

So we too often are too nice, too hesitant to question them and when we do, that relationship can turn on us just like any co-dependent relationship.

They don't want a "difficult" patient -- a term they use, not that I'm saying you are but they don't want any patient to question their words, judgment, diagnosis, advice or - gasp - tell another doctor that their care is not satisfactory to a patient.

They will write what patients say in order to "defend" themselves and to show the patient is the "problem" not them

&/or to share with other doctors so as to be part of the team, each looking out for the other.

And they share with other doctors as a way to "label" the patient and "defend" their high place.

You are better off without this doctor if they are really like this. Better to know now than later, I suppose. Still, it's sad to learn the truth about how they behave / think / don't consider the patient.


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=030921;p=0

"DIFFICULT PATIENTS" - "code" to basically "ignore a patient from now on. You need to know if this is written on the inside front flap of your medical chart (or, gulp, now on your medical computer file).

& HOW DOCTORS THINK
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MADDOG
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Keebler That is why the Gi doc. just acted like a guru.

The nurce practitioner labeled my file difficult patient.

Makes sense to me.
MADDOG

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How are you doing?
I am so sorry you are going through all this....
I am sending you a private message.

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MADDOG
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Hi everyone
I am a little better today but still not out of the woods .
Still have some diverticular pain.

My eyesight is real bad now also,just changed over night.

Eye doctor is trying alergy eye drops. there is a spot on each macular he has never seen before.
Will go back thursday.

Still trying to get to a Lyme doctor that is still in business.
MADDOG

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aklnwlf
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Hang in there!

[group hug]

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Do not take this as medical advice. This comment is based on opinion and personal experience only.

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kidsgotlyme
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I hate this for people. The clinic that I worked out NEVER did this to patients....even if they WERE actually difficult.

That's what I loved about the clinical director. If someone was difficult, she would put them at the end of the day so that she could take more time with them as to not have everyone else waiting.

I am troubled by the attitude of so many doctors. Their staff take their cues from the doctor. If the doctor is uncaring, the staff will wind up being uncaring also, unless they had someone like me. I have been sick my whole life as well as my DD and I refuse to treat anyone like they are a bother.

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Bartenderbonnie
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Very well said kidsgotlyme. [Smile]

Lyme patients are medical connoisseurs. We are forced to be.
We want competent doctors. We can't afford to waste our time on the bad ones.

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Hey, Maddog! How are you doing?
Feel better.

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MADDOG
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Thanks everyone.

I am trying to get to a Illiads doc. near Cincinnati.

I have to stay out of the hospital and get an appoiniment.

MADDOG

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