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#1 Patty

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:08 AM

As many of you know I have a rheumatologist that I do not click with at all. Even though shes supposed to be the best in our state. I just feel that shes not working with me for my treatment. She says whats what and that's it......I have no say at all. This is WRONG. When I went to see her the first time I was seen by a Dr doing his fellowship. He was great but after a couple months his fellowship was over and he went to a different hospital. My GREAT news is, I called today and he takes my insurance!!! I am now just waiting to see if my referral is over so I can change Dr's. This Dr I want to see listens to me and takes the time to explain why I have to do this or that. That is so how a Dr is supposed to be! So gang keep fingers crossed that my referral is fast and I can see a GOOD Dr. I am doing the happy dance right now I am so excited! I now get to have a say in my medical care!
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#2 Sheryl

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:10 AM

Great News Patty. I am H A P P Y for you. I am doing my own dance for you. I am also happy you were able to get into the chat room with no more problems. Congratulations! You Go Girl. Sheryl
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#3 Sweet

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:16 AM

Oh Patty that is so great - a good dr/patient relationship is critical in my opinion. I'm really happy for you.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:12 AM

I hope it works out well for you, Patty. The doctor patient relationship is very critical to a successful outcome. Good luck.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:23 AM

Hi Patty,
Thanks for sharing the GREAT news! :D
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:42 AM

That is awesome news, Patty! It's so important... as often as we must go to the dr... to have one that listens to us... You go, Girl!

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:39 PM

Yeahhhhhhhhh!!!

I see you've been on the phone all day, still! Good girl! I'm so happy you've tracked down the doctor that you "click" with! It makes such a difference in our treatments and just how we feel overall. I'm sure you'll get great results from this doctor.

Fingers crossed for you about your referral.
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Warm and Happy to you! Vee

#8 Maddy07

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 01:44 PM

That's great! I too am not happy with my rheumatologist so I feel your pain. I'm so glad you will now have access to one that listens!
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#9 LisaBulman

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:34 AM

Hi Patty,
Great news! There is nothing like having an appointment with a dr you know you can talk to and trust! I would cross my fingers but I haven't been able to do that in years! I'll cross my legs instead.....


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#10 PrincessB

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 01:23 AM

I'm really happy for you Patty!
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 06:26 AM

Patty that's great! :) Emmi

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:52 AM

that's AWESOME news! I am sooo happy for you. I am keeping my fingers crossed fror you as well.

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Take care and stay warm,

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 05:31 PM

Hey Patty,
I really hope this works out for you. You've been unhappy with your current rheumatologist for quite a while. Keep us posted.

xoxo emmie