Difficulties and Doctors

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

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  1. I totally understand what you’re going through. My dr., one that I had been with since pregnant with my first born, 17 1/2 yrs ago was wonderful! She was actually the first dr. In Iowa to find a cleft lip and palette while my daughter was still in utero, which made things so much easier to deal with. Unfortunately, she became so busy that she had to hire a PA to help out. I didn’t feel comfortable with the PA, and her way of treating me, so I switched doctors. Come to find out, the PA had been prescribing me a lethal combination and dose of two medications I was taking. I’m so glad I went with my gut on this one, even though I had been so loyal the past. Good luck and prayers to you!