Havent posted in a while…long while. We have transferred from CA to MA. Just arrived. Finding a doctor in the area is touch. Running out of supplies. First doc assigned to me and my daughter refused to take me as a patient (Gen med) as I need one for my primary care physician and then can be referred out. I told her I was allergic to ACE Inhibitors and she said she would put me on one anyway! I told her I had proof from my nephrologist and she didnt care - this woman was in her mid to late thirties…the office manager at this place urged me to file a complaint.
So I try another doctor. Same age bracket - mid to last thirties. This woman says she doesnt have time to write out prescriptions and didnt want to take a diabetic as a patient either. I had to push her to take me telling her that I had no diabetic pump supplies etc and she said "well I guess I have to".
This is a concern, at least to me. I do know there are some good younger doctors out there, but for me to get two in a row in two different towns/cities with the same "I dont want to have to deal with you, youre not an easy patient to treat" attitude is mindblowing.
In the Tricare North system…in my area…I cannot find any older doctors. Everyone is 40 and below.
Here's opening a can of worms but I have to ask…is this the major mentality of the "me" generation? If it inconveniences me, then I dont want to deal with it???
God help us all!
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