One nice thing in our area is that the doctors are all required to keep their records on the computer and order prescriptions that way. The computers are interconnected so that all the doctors my DH has have access to all the information and the lab results.
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Starting over Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.
current weight: 235.0
Fitness Minutes: (123,361) Posts: 15,903 10/3/13 9:28 P
Yes, I know when my mom was still alive she had several different drs for different things along with her primary care specialist, and so did my dad and they didn't always agree on what the best plan of action was for them and several times I would find that they were trying to prescribe medicines that were not suppose to be taken together even though each time I took them to the drs I would give them a complete list of all the medicines and supplements that they were on and tried to take to them when they said some thing that didn't make sense to me. A lot of times they just seemed to want to rush through the visit and just talk about what they wanted to talk about and didn't want to talk about what we made the appointment for all the time, or didn't always want to talk about or concerns. We just learned that we needed to be more persistent with them and really had to try to force them to work with each other and come to one agreed upon plan.
I too now seem to have two drs, one is an MD that I get to see once in a while because he is really busy and then I get to see a Nurse Practitioner a lot right now, but at least they seem to be on the same page!
current weight: 170.4
Fitness Minutes: (19,499) Posts: 16,375 10/3/13 10:42 A
I certainly is confusing when your doctors have varying opinions. I think the ladies/gents advising getting your doctors to work together to set realistic and healthy goals for you is right on. It's important for every doctor on your team (caring for you) to know everything, to have your latest lab results, to have a list of all your medications and to have it updated every time one of your doctors increases/decreases your dosage and/or adds/removes a medication. It is important they all have such information so they can work together in your best interests.
I've been on my lifestyle change, for about 15 months now, and I've just about seen it all. For me to be in the healthy category, I need to weigh about 180 lbs. I just recently, 2 weeks ago, got out of the obese category. I'm not understanding how they are doing the BMI, but all my doctors are saying to not go below 200, as they said as tall as I am it would be a good weight. I'll just see what God is going to do with me.
As far as my eating, every day, it asks me if I'm eating enough! I try to eat foods that are higher in calories, but because of the exercising I do, it always keeps me below the minimum. I do feel fantastic, and I'm not having any adverse reactions, so I'm good to go.
- Nancy Jean - GA
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I like the idea of telling both doctors that you are confused. I also think it is a personal choice. I looked at the BMI scale to find what weight I need to be to be considered healthy. I am not sure I want to go that low, but I will revisit that as I get closer. I need to see how I feel.
I wouldn't know about it either. Maybe you should let them both know that you are confused that they seem to want different things and have them try to come together with a plan for you that they both can agree on.
I'm not a Dr and I sure don't know you, but from experience one Dr told me I needed to lose weight or have my legs operated on. I lost weight and saw my GP his first comment was you lost weight was that intentional. He then told me that weight loss could be a sign of problems, but if it was intentional and I was doing it a smart way it was good.
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