The Physician Cycle
Thursday, June 04, 2009
I guess I need to find a new primary care physician since mine is obsessed with cholesterol. Yes, mine is a little on the high side. No I am not taking Crestor for it since I already have borderline low blood pressure. He doesn't seem to care that my thyroid numbers are on the low side. He also doesn't seem to want to recognize that high cholesterol may be a symptom of thyroid issues.
So I tried to circumvent him and go to an endocrinologist this time around. Yea, that was a waste of breath. If I don't have labs already and a diagnosis from my dr, this specialist won't see me. Apparently an endocrinologist isn't smart enough to diagnose thyroid problems, they need a general practitioner to tell them there's a problem.
*sigh* I'm really feeling frustrated about now.
I was able to talk to the nurse at my dr's office and she's scheduled me to see a different dr. Hopefully this one will listen to me because I really don't feel like having to change dr's (mainly because of convenience). I'll see the new guy tomorrow at lunchtime, so hopefully will have an update after that.