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Doctor shopping

Posted by Gracie2 on November 1, 2001, at 6:34:38

In reply to Re: Best thing for panic attacks/extreme anxiety Rakken, posted by Elizabeth on October 31, 2001, at 9:31:25

We have talked about this before but I will say again that there is nothing wrong with "doctor shopping", and even my !@#$%&! HMO allows me to switch doctors without penalty.

It's so important to have a doctor you like and trust, and sometimes it's difficult to find a doctor on the same wavelength as yourself. I dropped my first pdoc because she would simply brush aside my questions as if they didn't matter, even about the medication I was taking. I found this to be very insulting.

Find a doctor (specialist, psychiatrist, GP, dentist) that listens to you, spends an adequate amount of time with you, and is not terrified of prescribing a painkiller or benzo if it is warranted. I know it's a pain in the butt to keep switching doctors with the paperwork and all, but think about how important this guy is in your life. It really is worth the trouble.





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