Posted by mair on September 7, 2001, at 16:30:05
In reply to Re: Question about pdoc/therapist protocol, posted by sar on September 7, 2001, at 2:22:50
> Sar and Kazoo - it's nice to know this affects others as it does me. I have a pdoc now who's looked right through me the last several times our paths have crossed. She is not my therapist. My therapist does acknowledge me on those rare occasions when we end up in the same place. This was also never an issue with my previous pdoc because i knew him pretty well before I ever became his patient. So I guess the apparent cold shoulder I'm getting now is the first time I've really had to deal with this issue. My feeling about it is that i live in a relatively small area and because of my job and the length of time I've lived here, I have occasion to cross paths with lots of people in different lines of work including doctors and therapists. I guess this means that I could easily know this woman in another capacity altogether and I feel no need to explain to anyone I might be with just who she is or how it is that i might know her.
I'm assuming that she's doing this because she assumes that it's what I want, and when i next meet with her I'll try to clarify that in as nice a way as I can. In the meantime, it does have a demeaning feel to it which bothers me probably more than it should. Unfortunately, because of some activities our kids are involved with, these encounters are likely to become more frequent.