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Re: Short-term med tactic needed Neal

Posted by garnet71 on February 7, 2009, at 13:15:05

In reply to Re: Short-term med tactic needed garnet71, posted by Neal on February 7, 2009, at 12:31:41

Not at all the case with overloaded PDocs!! As for the PDoc I went to for the 4 times - never came across another patient in his office with the exception of one time. Never waited longer than 5 minutes past appt. time to go back in the office either.

I know what you mean about trying young doctors. I wish I had the choice. My insurance only has a list of about 8. I've tried 4 of them; 2 are far away; 1 said I wasn't allowed to be seen unless my pdoc treatment was complemented w/the therapist of their choice but I cannot afford copayments with therapists or the time right now. I can't recall at this time why I crossed out the other one.

Armadillos - lol! You had me laughing. I've never seen that movie, What About Bob.

My insurance has great medical doctors on the list, moreso for non-mental health specialists; for PDocs, and I've called and complained to ins. co, do not like to deal with my insurance-they have to jump through hoops to get approved by my carrier to treat. I really need to call the VA-I will do that Monday. My insurance was just dropped, though, since I didn't pay them for 2 months; I called and they said they would consider reinstating me, but haven't gotten back to me yet. They are pretty leniant in so many ways, and with payments, but why making PDocs jump through hoops, I don't know. So I might not even have insurance. I have to avoid the ER.

IMO-health practices should be integrated; they should consist of a pharmapsych, a nutritionist, endo, neuro, primary care, alternative, etc. So you might think this is what a hospital is, but I'm thinking differently. From an entrepreunerial spirit, I have some ideas about health care for the future. But you know money and politics ruins everything. As far as interdisplinary methods for individual MDs, they would be great, but maybe there is just too much information for doctors to learn. I thought seeing a DO instead of MD would be different; not much though.

The best doctor I ever had was a younger military doctor; he's about 40. He wasn't able to be my permanent doctor, but in trying to help me, I came to realize he was my ideal doctor in totality. In telling him about my psychiatrist experiences, he actually called his Dad, who is a psychiatrist, to see if he would help me (ended up not wanting to deal with my insurance too.) One time we were taking a walk, just talking about my issues, and he stopped and picked up a worm off a sunny sidewalk to save its life. He moved it from the sidewalk to the grass in the shade. He told me he didn't want it to die. I was so incredibly moved by this person, under his collective care, but was actually overcome by the little worm gesture. When I told my therapist about this doctor, she said that probably transference was going on under his care. Thankfully, he is teaching faculty at a medical center, outside his military job. He also is also on those top doctor lists...which I would have guessed, had I not known this person, would have somehow been politically motivated. So there is still be hope! We need more medical teachers like him.

"Somebody once said it's like walking into a room full of people you don't know and the lights are off :) -Neal"

Nice analogy above.

Thanks so much for talking with me. I feel like my life is falling apart. I really appreciate it Neal. I really needed someone to talk to.

 

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