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Re: Other possibilities...

Posted by Racer on February 17, 2004, at 14:23:38

In reply to Re: Other possibilities... Racer, posted by Penny on February 17, 2004, at 13:19:44

> Thanks, Racer! Your post made me smile.
>
> My personal favorite is #7... lol.
>

I'm glad it helped. Sometimes just smiling is a full day's work, you know.

> The reality is, I know that he's extremely busy, and he told me that he always reads his emails, even if he doesn't immediately respond. But he still hasn't responded, and it's Tuesday - I wrote him on Friday night. Perhaps he didn't get it for some reason. Or perhaps he would rather talk to me about it in person. Unfortunately, the way I'm feeling, that may not happen simply because I still don't know that I'm going to keep my next appointment.
>
> But we'll see.
>
> P

Aurgh! OK, kiddo, here's advice from a madwoman: keep your next appointment, and ask him why he didn't respond. (Obviously, if he responds between now and then, you can ask him why it took him so long to respond.)

All kidding aside, keep one thing firmly in mind: it doesn't matter a tinker's dam what *his* problem is. As well as being his patient, you are his *customer* -- and customer service counts. I know that there's a lot of weird swirling emotions involved in dr/pt relationships -- I'm the one who trips over her own tongue at the sight of my pdoc, remember -- but the bottom line is that it is his *job* to respond to your needs and concerns. If you hold up your end of the bargain, by being a good patient and taking your meds and following instructions, it is perfectly acceptable for you to insist that he hold up his end.

OK, now that that's out of my system, best luck to you, kiddo, and I hope you do go to your next appointment.


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