Back in March I interviewed a doctor and was delighted to find one who wasn’t going to obstruct me. And I thought that was pretty darn good.
Then I realized just last week what a sorry opinion I have of the medical system and decided I deserve better.
Today I met with a new doctor and I like her.
We agreed that she is hampered by the guidelines set externally regarding tests and dosages and the labs she is allowed to use. She was polite and respectful and actually asked me what I’d like to do and paid attention to what I said. I think she will be fine for a primary care doc.
She has referred me to an endocrinologist. Undoubtedly the specialist I should be seeing for hormonal issues related to thyroid and adrenal glands.
I guess I’ll see how it goes. I’m sure I need a specialist. I’m just my usual amount of suspicious. My negative opinion of the medical machine has been very weighted by negative experiences with ‘specialists’. But my new doctor hesitantly suggested that this one seemed…open to unusual ideas. Her words, not mine.
So perhaps it will work out. I suppose I’ll set an appointment.