Posted by Raisinb on June 10, 2012, at 22:32:04
In reply to How are you finding doctors who will treat you??, posted by violetdream on June 10, 2012, at 10:59:03
I went to the websites of some respectable hospitals (here its Rush and Northwestern), filtered based on specialty, got a preliminary list of names, made a round of calls. After finding out if they could fit me in, whether the schedule and insurance would work, I was down to 4-5. I dropped a couple also because they weren't timely in returning calls and that's an immediate red flag to me. Finally I ended up shopping for a littl while and have settled (provisionally) on the one I've seen for three visits. He seems to have it together, but I'm moving on if my gut tells me to. I've suffered through enough ineffective treatment.
I think if these people are acting like this you would never want them as your pdoc anyway. Keep making calls and trying different avenues. If you're in a big city, you will find someone.