It’s been a struggle for most of my adult life to find a doctor that I was comfortable with. We are supposed to be our own healthcare advocates and it helps tremendously to have a general, internal medicine doctor that will listen. These days it is not easy to build a relationship with a doctor, they are overloaded with patients and it’s hurting the care that they give to everyone around them from their patients to their families to themselves.
After a long search, I finally found a wonderful doctor that I could connect with and I’ve been building a good patient-doctor relationship for about a year. At my last visit, my precious doctor sadly told me that they were leaving my network. The paperwork was tremendous and made life miserable for my doctor to continue in such conditions.
Sad that I can’t just follow my doctor to the new office that they will be practicing at, insurance will not allow it. We have a lot of good doctors and we have others that are not nearly so great. It can take a lifetime trying to find the good ones and it’s frustrating that our health has to suffer in the meantime. ~trvw