Needing a new dr.

By butterflyness Latest Reply 2010-12-08 07:05:33 -0600
Started 2010-11-29 07:08:49 -0600

So i have a question. I recently moved and need a new dr. The dr i have now is about an hour away, and I can't be taking off work to go to the appointments. I'm going to get one here local, but my question is, can your diabetes dr also be your primary dr for cases when you're sick and have to see him? I havent had a primary dr in years just the endo. Also another reason i wanted to switch was because my last appt my dr noticed my liver was elevated so he had me do an ultrasound. I was to go to an appointment to get the results but that morning i had an EGD done and was sedated so driving that day was impossible. I ended up leaving a message with my dr and cancelling and saying to either call me with the results or mail them to me. That was over 2 weeks ago, and I still have yet to know my results because he no longer gives results over the phone. I think that's ridiculous for me to drive an hour to and from to most likely be told "you're fine". So any thoughts on that and about the dr thing would be great. Thanks

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chrsbll33 2010-12-08 07:05:33 -0600 Report

You may want to check the services offered at the Brigham and Women’s hospital. They offer excellent healthcare services and the best part is that they stay in touch with your nominated doctor working together and monitoring your health scorecard. This can save you from travelling up and down. Check out the details at their website for various Diabetes treatments they offer.

Diabetes Treatment:

HisTxLady 2010-11-29 22:38:55 -0600 Report

Yes I would agree with Harlen, I do see my GP for my Diabetes but I do this because mine is a simple to handle right now. I have seen her tell a patient that she will not treat there Diabetes and send them to an Endo due to theres being to complicated and that tells me she is thinking in the patients best interest. But it is up to how you feel and what you are comfortable with. I hope this helps.

God Bless, :o)

realsis77 2010-11-29 11:34:33 -0600 Report

Yes my primary care doctor is also my diabetic doctor. He offered for me to go to an endo but I actually perfer to just stay with him. I have nice control over my bs now and his treatment plan is working well for me so id say yes! You can work well with your gp doctor . I find it better because he knows my health history well and he cares. He's a great doctor and I have other health issues he also treats during my appointments and that works out nicely. Good luck.

Harlen 2010-11-29 08:33:53 -0600 Report

for me I would sey no
My GP is great for all the little things that go bump in the day's lol
My Endo is good for diabetis thats what she knows and we hope knows well lol
Its up to you like I sead you can go to a Doc that knows a lot of every thing or one that's very good in one feild ???
Best wishes

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