Concerned Doctors

10fluffy35
By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2010-09-04 07:46:57 -0500
Started 2010-02-05 06:22:44 -0600

My drs main concern is my diabetes., but she
also asks everytime when is my next eye appt.
and dentist. She also asks for FOBT(poop
smear) test once a year. I just wanted to share
if anybody else does this, they made it much
easier this year. No restricted diet and only do
one day. MY hospital(Warren, Oh) will send the
kit out free and test free. We all need some good
reports.


8 replies

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-02-05 15:08:11 -0600 Report

Diabetes maybe her main concern, but all the others are
related. Diabetics have real concerns with regard to Eyecare and dentistry. These both directly affect diabetes health.
Everything in our bodies connect. More people go blind
due to diabetes than any other cause.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-05 17:05:42 -0600 Report

I like her sensible, over-all approach! It probably doesn't take her much longer to ask those questions, than it would to let them slide, THEN have issues!! Hang on to her—or pass her around!! hah-PatR

Seat Pleasnt, MD
Seat Pleasnt, MD 2010-09-04 07:46:57 -0500 Report

I'm new in the community and need help bad. Does anyone know a good concerned diabetic doctor in the Maryland-District of columbia area? Please help.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-02-05 09:20:35 -0600 Report

Many doctors take the Hippocratic Oath but all should have it posted so that they, as well as their patients can see and read it, as a constant reminder to their profession.

Here is the modern version taken and recited by doctors :

The Hippocratic Oath (Modern Version)

(Upon graduation, many medical students take this modern version of the oath written by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, in 1964)

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.

I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2010-02-05 09:09:13 -0600 Report

Sounds like you have a good Dr. Those are all areas we should have checked regularly. Hang on to her.
Jim

Deb-G
Deb-G 2010-02-05 07:48:44 -0600 Report

Your dental health can effect many other areas of your body…A main concern is heart health…so those regular dental visits are very important for overall body health…Diabetes also affects your mouth directly and your risk for gum desease etc…Diabetes also affects your eyes directly..so…its actually good you have a doctor that is following up on ALL area's of your health, not just the specific ones she treats…I think thats great :)

Harlen
Harlen 2010-02-05 06:33:50 -0600 Report

Every time I go to the Doc they ask the
same thing and I always sey been there done that and I have its important to keep ontop of it dont let it slide
best wishes
H

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