I have a good friend who is facing multiple diagnoses at the moment and is, consequently, working with more than one doctor. She is concerned about whether her medications are all working together, and if there is any overlap between medications. She also thinks that, at times, her doctors do some finger-pointing, saying "this is her/his problem, and not mine" or avoid her questions that might be in another doctor's "territory."
She is also worried that one diagnosis may be part of another diagnosis, or even a side effect, and not a separate condition at all. And she's concerned as to whether her doctors are listening to her, if she is making her concerns clear to them, since they don't seem to be speaking to each other.
My friend asked me is she should be "appointing" one of her doctors as the coordinator of her care, and if that is even possible. And she is wondering about what her responsibility is, and how she what she might do better.
I know some of you here on Diabetic Connect are dealing with multiple diagnoses, and you have had some of your own concerns in regard to working with multiple doctors.
Any approaches to this issue that have worked for you? Any techniques to suggest?
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