Posted by Todd (188.8.131.52) on December 08, 1999 at 17:59:56:
In Reply to: Doctors posted by Todd on December 07, 1999 at 22:45:46:
Real good thoughts, everyone.
Ueli, you may have something with the idea that knowing your diagnosis helps in later visits, but what about all the folks who complain of lack of cooperation from the same doc that dianosed them?
Ted's examples come to mind.
Hub may have the right idea....if you can't dazzle 'em with brillance, baffle 'em with BS. Not knocking hub here....actually commenting on myself. I can pronounce seratonin and hypothalmus, but can't really claim to say anything meaningful. Worth a shot though.
Lee, just to clarify...I don't think I made any statement that most docs would be helpful based solely on how we speak to them. Just cited my experience and ended with an appeal for input. Thanks for yours...they're exactly the type of problems I'm talking about. This is probably a wild goose chase, and I do know that such a complex issue (just consider the potential numbers of clusterheads in combination with the potential number of care providers and the almost infinite variables of personality) won't have a single cause/effect solution. I was just hoping that, by sharing what has and hadn't worked in terms of our approaches to doctors, we might spot some trends that could improve the odds for those who haven't been as lucky as drummer, bobp and I.
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