| The Editor ||23 May 2011 11:16 a.m. PST|
My old doctor (primary care physician) retired last year, so I've been (slowly) looking for a new doctor. I had some recommendations, but none were conveniently located; I thought about doctors located in the building where my wife works, but that really wasn't that convenient, either.
So I finally decided to look for doctors close to where I live. There's actually a doctor's office just down the street – where the two Mohammeds do business. But there's no parking there, and it's too far to walk in inclement weather.
So I ended up making an appointment with a doctor that's in the same medical (network? organization?) as my last doctor – they have a branch office just a few minutes' drive away. Except that when I called, I found out that the doctor no longer practiced there – they had a new doctor. OK, so I took that doctor.
When I went in to do some preliminary paperwork, I discovered to my surprise that my new doctor was female, from the Ukraine
I've never had a Ukrainian doctor, though I briefly had a young female Chinese doctor (she relocated her practice
So went to my first appointment with the new doctor today, and turns out she's really sharp. She went over my history for the last few years with me, showing me the stats on her computer screen, telling me all kinds of things my last doctor hadn't mentioned. I liked my old doctor, but this doctor seems an improvement on first glance.
Turns out she studied in Ukraine, but is originally from India – she's my second Indian doctor then, as I had an Indian doctor when I lived in California.
So I think I got lucky with doctor roulette.
| Streitax ||23 May 2011 11:30 a.m. PST|
I'm too old fashion to go with a female doc. Some might say that's sexist, but my wife doesn't like going to femal docs either. She thinks they are not as gentle with the private parts as male doctors. Likewise, she won't go to any 'Women's Center.'
| Jlundberg ||23 May 2011 1:38 p.m. PST|
My lat doctor lasted a year before he jumped to another network. I am limited to what people will take tricare. Military are few and far between here. Feel your pain.
|pmwalt ||23 May 2011 2:46 p.m. PST|
I met with a specialist last week, very good and explained things really well. Pretty sure we'll get along, thankfully he had a slender finger.
| Black Cavalier ||23 May 2011 3:28 p.m. PST|
Whew! I thought you were walking about them already replaceing Matt Smith.
|show some respect for women ||23 May 2011 3:37 p.m. PST|
I guess I totally missed the boat on the 'doctor' thing.
I dunno if its the fact that I used to be a surgical PA or the fact that I am now an attorney, but I find my health care providers come and go like the leaves of a tree.
To tell the truth, the only health care provider that impressed me during the past few years was a Podiatrist -- sharp cookie that one. The rest of them generally ask me, "what do you want to do?" and then they do what I suggest without much comment. Why I bother to consult with them, I really don't know sometimes. Guess I have a burning need to meet my deductible for the year.
I do have a MD assigned by Group Health but he's NEVER available or even in the country. Nice guy to talk to if you want to hear about what's going on in Africa but no help at all where medical continuity is concerned.
Oh well, take comfort in the fact that at least 90% of the healing process is done by your own body. For the most part, all the MD has to do is not screw things up and you will get a good outcome.
| RavenscraftCybernetics ||23 May 2011 3:43 p.m. PST|
there's nothing wrong with having a female doctor when its time to turn your head and cough.
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||23 May 2011 4:04 p.m. PST|
I saw my Dr. today. She's this petite Chinese lady that looks like Honey in Doonesberry.
| Saginaw ||23 May 2011 4:19 p.m. PST|
Is she hot, Bill? Just wonderin'.
| Stosstruppen ||23 May 2011 6:44 p.m. PST|
My doctor is female and a real gem. I hope she never leaves.
| The Editor ||23 May 2011 7:03 p.m. PST|
Is she hot, Bill?
No, but smart and personable.
|Ace From Outer Space ||24 May 2011 2:12 a.m. PST|
Having a good doctor is so important. (Stating the obvious there eh!)
the best doctor I ever knew was our family GP. He knew me from when my mum was pregnant until I was 25, when he retired. An absolute gem, supported my dad through a terminal illness and then gave the family all the support we could need.
Bless him, he retired and now spends half a year in Bangladesh and half a year in Blighty! Great bloke.
Unfortunately, he set such a high bar that no other doctor has come close and the one I have now is truly dire
|Ace From Outer Space ||24 May 2011 2:13 a.m. PST|
And male or female doctors? Never been a problem for me, a doctor is a doctor.
|Micman ||24 May 2011 12:20 p.m. PST|
Got a new Doc just at the end of last year. The old one was a lady doc did a good job. The new one ( male) who I saw last week used to be a gamer before medical life sucked up all his time.