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Re: Short-term med tactic needed garnet71

Posted by Neal on February 7, 2009, at 12:31:41

In reply to Re: Short-term med tactic needed Neal, posted by garnet71 on February 7, 2009, at 11:11:21

"I wasn't comfortable with the last PDoc I tried"

garnet 71,

jeez, yeh, we've all been there, haven't we. I think Pdocs can burn out sometimes and they just see you as a body and "so what do you want me to do" type responses. He must have a lot of patients, if he feels he can stonewall you like that; i.e., doesn't care if he loses you. And the Pdocs that have the self-amused sardonic attitudes, that drives me up the wall. I sometime wonder if the present economic difficulties, in which even Pdocs feel the pain, might humanize the ones who drive the flashy BMW's and live in beautiful homes. They've got it pretty good with the present system in which we can't get meds without them. (I better stop, I can feel the potential flames from Pdocs at this point, er sorry, just venting)

BTW, I've found (for me) younger Pdocs that have practices in culturally liberal areas of large cities to be the best bets. Or better, connected to a large city University or College, or recently in practices out of Universities etc. Not necessarily going to work specifically, just maybe better odds that the person hasn't turned into an armadillo through seeing hundreds of patients for 20 years.

Plus every Pdoc has had the "What about Bob" (the movie) type patients that causes them trouble if they've been in practice for a long time. So they can get to be armadillos from that too.

Finding a good Pdoc is a hard go sometimes. Sorry if you felt I put you in a category of being too influenced by the board. I was talking in the abstract, to the whole board and didn't mean to reach that conclusion specifically about you. (but it probably sounded that way, so sorry)

Obviously, from what I gather from your last post - you're very competent and aware person. We know so little about the persons we post to; just a few sentences typed on a web page; so hard when people ask for advice; to give a customized answer. Somebody once said it's like walking into a room full of people you don't know and the lights are off :)





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