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[QUOTE=JJ]Hi there..Yes, hubby met him at Costcos last week and he said he was opening his office, but will be with 2 other drs., as he will only be there 3 days a week. He told hubby if I have problems to just give him a call, as I think he will be back the begginning of June. He was a very good dr., but due to some medical issues left his practice and then started teaching, now he is bored and wishes to go back to practicing. After today I just might give him a call and at least see what he has to say.[/QUOTE]


That's great that your old doctor is resuming his practice, even if it is for just 3 days a week. I can only imagine what you must be going through with your current doctor. If I were you I would definitely seek his advice, as I know you can probably trust him, and besides, he probably knows you better than that other doctor.

I miss my old family doctor, too, God rest his soul. He never actually gave up his practice. He just cut down on his hours. I think he only had office hours two days a week, but I always went to him whenever I needed to. I knew I could trust him. My father told me that several years ago our doctor had prescribed a cholesterol drug for him called Atromid. Well, they soon found out that Atromid can cause liver damage. So, when my father went to see our doctor again, he asked him if he was still taking the Atromid. When my father said yes, the doctor told him, "Well stop it. I don't want you taking that anymore. It can damage your liver." You see, that's the difference between many of today's doctors and our old family doctor. Our doctor really did have our best interests in mind, instead of pandering to the drug companies.
[QUOTE=ARIZONA73]That's great that your old doctor is resuming his practice, even if it is for just 3 days a week. I can only imagine what you must be going through with your current doctor. If I were you I would definitely seek his advice, as I know you can probably trust him, and besides, he probably knows you better than that other doctor.

I miss my old family doctor, too, God rest his soul. He never actually gave up his practice. He just cut down on his hours. I think he only had office hours two days a week, but I always went to him whenever I needed to. I knew I could trust him. My father told me that several years ago our doctor had prescribed a cholesterol drug for him called Atromid. Well, they soon found out that Atromid can cause liver damage. So, when my father went to see our doctor again, he asked him if he was still taking the Atromid. When my father said yes, the doctor told him, "Well stop it. I don't want you taking that anymore. It can damage your liver." You see, that's the difference between many of today's doctors and our old family doctor. Our doctor really did have our best interests in mind, instead of pandering to the drug companies.[/QUOTE]

She called me about 6 tonight, and I swear, I talked to her more then when I visit the office. She shocked me, she was extremely nice, and said although I told her how sensative to meds I was, she never knew anyone as sensative as I was. Like I told her, why put me on a drug that is going to require another drug to offset it, and she actually agreed. We also talked about these new guidelines and what I thought of them, but all she said was they are trying to prevent people from having heart attacks, but also said, that doesn't mean U won't have one anyway. I expressed to her that the ads they put on tv, which I think should be pulled, are in my opinion wrong, as they say U may have RARE side effects, and like I told her, from what I see and hear, if someone doesn't have a side effect..THAT is rare!!

She told me to just table the idea of taking anything for now, as although my numbers are a lil high, they are not all that bad, and she knows I have been trying very hard to keep them in line. Guess for now she is just going to let it ride and see how it goes. I also made the suggestion drs. try and get on some of these health sites and see just what people are complaining about, as some are even afraid to tell their drs., as many drs. make U feel like it is all in your head, and noone should be suffering on any type of drug. I was very polite and nice about it all, but at least made my point..I think...... ;)

As far as my old dr., yes he had some nasty leg problems for a couple of years, so decided to do the teaching routine, as he had done that for years. He told hubby he finally gave into having surgery on the leg and although it isn't 100%, it is good enough to get him back to doing what he loves best, practicing medicine. I know once he gets going again, if nothing else, I will pay him a visit just to see what he thinks of it all. One thing I always liked about him, besides his knowledge, was if he did have to send U to another dr. for anything, they were as nice and good as he was, that is how hubby found his cardio guy, and I found my GYN and GI guy, and I have no complaints about any of them.

Never even heard of that drug they put your dad on, but like U said, it was great he took him off once he knew it did liver damage. Hate to say it, but compared to many of these new drs., the older ones seem to really be very compassionate, and were not as apt to push meds. on you unless U really needed them, plus they usually tried the cheaper meds. Seems these newer drs. prescribe the top of the price list meds., it floors me when I hear what some folks have to pay for their meds. these days.

Speaking of some of these newer drs., a friend of our's mom is in a nursing home, and although she is basically under the care of their older family dr., who only practices 2 days a week as well, she has drs. at the home. Our friend went to visit his mom last week to find her not in her room, and when he asked where she was, they told him the resident dr. sent her for a mammogram. Like he told us, why in God's name would they do that, the woman is going to be 99 in 2 weeks!!!! Needless to say the family dr. was livid as well, like he said, at her age, what could they do even if anything was found. I know it isn't funny, but just goes to show how some are really either not with it, or milking the life out of the insurance system...... :rolleyes:

Have a good one and TTYL.... :wave:





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