How to talk to your doctor

vgarrison
By vgarrison Latest Reply 2008-11-29 17:10:01 -0600
Started 2008-11-29 12:26:45 -0600

I have seen two different doctors since being diagnosed, and I don't consider either one to be the greatest doctor. The first one was too concerned about seeing as many patients in one day than he was about my health. The second one is the type that believes he is always right, and will not take what you say under any kind of consideration. Although I was happier with the second one, I still was not completely satisfied.

My question for everyone is, did you have a doctor that you didn't think was the greatest at first, but as time went on you were able to come to an agreement? If so, what did you say to him/her to get them to listen to you. This is my health, but I am not the only one counting on me to stay healthy, but I do have a hard time standing up for myself to a doctor. I always think of the questions for them after I leave, but when I call back the nurse has brushed me off or told me to wait and talk to the doctor on my next visit…which isn't until March.

I am moving and going to a new doctor when I get there, and I don't want to make the same mistakes. I just need to know how to talk to them to make them listen.

Vicki


9 replies

ancoto
ancoto 2008-11-29 13:28:18 -0600 Report

I have had doctors that don'e listen but I just keep talking and looking for a new one until I found one that at least listens even though I am still noy 100% satisfied with her I am going to try a natural doctor he works with natural herbs but is also a licensed physican so can prescribed meds when necessary.

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-29 13:31:08 -0600 Report

Yah that was one of my issues…he actually laughed when I told him I was taking Omega 3, Cinnamon, and Magnesium. He was satisfied with the multi-vitamin though…I was upset, but my husband kept me under control…

Vicki

ancoto
ancoto 2008-11-29 13:40:15 -0600 Report

There are alot of natural things that can help and traditional doctors dont understand them plus the drug companies don't want us using them because they lose money if the work.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-29 13:40:28 -0600 Report

Vicki,

I went and seen the transplant team Nov 5. Ask about all these herbs and natural stuff. Oh and I can't forget the omega3. Well to my disbelief, he wasn't happy with any thing except the multi-vitamin also. I said well I don't do the fish thing and I have bought butter with omega3. I have to also remember he said I am a type 1 and thing don't always work the same. So oh well, I guess I'm just as of now sticking to the multi-vitamin…Debe

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-29 13:48:19 -0600 Report

I have been told by one doctor that I am a type 2, then told by the other doctor that I am a type 1. Do you know if there is a "test" that can be done to make sure of the difference??

I had gestational diabetes 3 years ago with my daughter so the first doctor assumed I was a type 2, but the second doctor thinks that I was diabetic when I was pregnant and after I had her it never went away, just undiagnosed. I swear sometimes doctor make me more confused than they do to help…

Vicki

ancoto
ancoto 2008-11-29 13:54:01 -0600 Report

I understand that one doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and another said there is no such thing you are or you aren't and he said I was Type 2 although One doctor said I was too young to be type 2 so I must be type 1 but not need isulin however everyone else since then has said I am type 2 so that is what I go with. Sometimes I really doubt the knowledge of doctors.

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-11-29 13:56:04 -0600 Report

There are 10 year olds out there that have type 2 diabetes, how could you be too young?? I have also met a man that was diagnosed as a type 1 at the age of 63. Now a days, there is no such thing as juvenille diabetes and adult onset diabetes…there are too many variables.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-29 13:56:53 -0600 Report

Vicki,

Do you see an endocrinologist? If so I think he/she would be able to help you with that. And if they say your a diabetic why shouldn't they let you know what type you are anyhow…Debe

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