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28 Nov 2023, 8:02 pm

I fired a bunch of my doctors yesterday. It felt so good!!


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28 Nov 2023, 8:58 pm

Congratulations!!

Are you going sans drs for a while or going to get new ones? I was glad my insurance switched last year so I could (passively) get rid of a few. So hard to find good drs and car mechanics.



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28 Nov 2023, 10:35 pm

Good for you.


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28 Nov 2023, 10:43 pm

Sounds like a difficult task, so it always feels good when you finally get to do it. :)


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28 Nov 2023, 10:46 pm

If it feels good then I'm very happy for you. :heart:


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29 Nov 2023, 8:29 am

Thank you so much you guys! After putting up with their incompetence and unprofessionalism for 17 years, I finally had enough. The main reason I liked them and stuck with them for so long was their proximity to my house, it was a very short commute. They also do OMT, osteopathic manipulation therapy, which is super important for my physical disability and finding a doctor in my network that does that where I live is not easy.

Where I was going was a teaching facility so it was basically a revolving door of residents and interns. Some of them were absolutely wonderful and I will miss them very much. But even the good ones don't last there because their program is only three years or one year, if they are fellows, and then they move on to join other practices. So even if there are some that I really like, I know they are not going to stay. I would really love to be able to go sans doctor but because of my physical disability, I can't. I am required to have regular OMT.

But good news is that I found a new guy who not only practices OMT but who can also be my primary care doctor. He is older, mature, and established and he has excellent reviews. People say that he listens well and works with you and that he is humble. Those qualities are some that I really look for. Too many of the residents and even supervisors where I was before were unbelievably arrogant, thinking they know more than they do, and they were making decisions they had no right to make. I absolutely cannot tolerate that. Also the communication in that entire system is a nightmare. In 17 years I have NEVER, not even once, ever had a message communicated correctly unless I wrote it myself. They also don't read charts or bother updating them correctly and they have given me diagnoses incorrectly without even ever talking to me just because they thought they knew something. That is actually malpractice. I am no longer willing to put up with that kind of thing especially with doctors.

I am excited to meet this new guy but it won't be until March because I don't want my ski season interrupted. That's unfortunate because I really do need OMT treatment every couple of weeks but I will just use my chiropractor until then. I will keep you posted on this saga.

But if any of you are afraid to fire doctors who are not treating you well, just do it. It's so worth it. :D


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29 Nov 2023, 10:17 pm

I fired a psychologist once. She was pretty useless. She always asked how something made me feel after I told her of how an event occurred in my life. I told her I had trouble expressing how things made me feel right at the start of the first appointment. But she didn't listen. She didn't really give me any strategies to deal with situations or people that were difficult to deal with either.

One day I left her room and said I'm not coming back because being here is pointless.

Good on you, skibum. I hope your chiropractor tides you over until you can see the new guy. Happy skiing. 8)



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29 Nov 2023, 10:34 pm

I approve of the attitude, that you are the boss and as such you get to hire and fire.

I don't know if it's easy to switch doctors in the UK. It's possible the client has to live in the doctor's catchment area. I've always been lazy about it and just gone for the one who's nearest to me. I'm dissatisfied with my doctor's performance, but if I burn my cards then I might get somebody even worse, or no better. Still, I've not been sick enough to need a doctor for 12 years, though at my age I suppose that's likely to change soon.