Thanks for the responses. This managing the doctor-patient interaction and dynamic when you actually need
something more than a general physical is an art. And, learning when to move on too. I'm trying to get it down and learn from the fiascos of the last few years.
cheerleader wrote:... This is a big deal, and you need a home team to look after you when you return.
So true Cheer. I had go through brain surgery follow-up with a GP that had been radically dismissive. But it all moved so fast that I couldn't walk into a new doc's office asking for them to administrate my leave. Once off leave and working, I began assembling the new team. It's why I'm not in a hurry -- I need a solid home team lined up.
CureIous wrote:Edit: Never forget that the difference between selling and telling, is asking a question. "I wanted to run this past you, could you help me with this?" is a good start
Thanks for the reminder - I need that Mark. Sometimes I feel like I'm having to pander to them and let them be the alpha dog. I'll want to tell a doc something but instead lay different pieces of info out and let them "discover" what I wanted to tell them and act appreciative when they "inform" me. Maybe I need to shift to a more genuine appreciation of their contribution. I have that true respect for my N but the average GP doesn't impress me with their ability to grasp complex scenarios. Your post hit some critical points for me.
I appreciate you guys helping me sort this out -- most of my journey is solo -- nice to have input.