Zap, that is disheartening. I would do the same thing you are doing and just go with it, for now. Maybe you will make a believer out of him yet.
I went to my new internal medicine doc yesterday. I have not had a gp, really ever. The last couple I had in the past 10 years met with some bad fate right after I got established with them, so then when I needed something, I would end up at urgent care, since I wasn't established anywhere else. Then I had the one that put me on advil when I presented with neurological symptoms, super nice lady, but no, I don't think I am going back... Anyway, a medically educated friend told me that I do not need a gp, I need an internal medicine doc. She said that anyone over 40 and especially with other 'stuff' needs and internal medicine doc. Well, this visit yesterday was really something. He really listened, really checked me out and was sooooo helpful. Another smart and caring doc on my list. I feel so lucky. The point of my story is that maybe when you have the time you can check for an internal medicine doctor that might be able to provide you with a whole different level of care, you deserve it and they are out there.
Hang in there and keep getting stuff done. I have been going nonstop trying to get ready for this trip. There is so much to do!
dx 4/09 * Stanford appointment 11/09/09 * One stent left, low jugular 11/10/09!<br />One year from treatment, I have my life back. Placebo schmebo.