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New Dr. is nice. Think I'll stick with her.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dr. Alias is a very sweet and kind doctor. She really listen to me. She tried to scheduled me for a colonoscopy and was trying to see the results of the last one I had when I was 49 (end of 2004/early 2005). Sent me down to medical records to sign a release for records. The lady there said "Why?". I explained the doctor was unable to locate them. She went into the system and it took a few mins. but she found them. Said not to worry she would let the office girls & doctor know they were in the computer, so no release was necessary since I was her patient and the release was on file for all of my doctors. So doctor will get back to me to see if I was to wait 5 or 10 yrs. b/4 I had another one.

She also wanted to sched. an ultra sound for my thyroid, since I am on medication and my older sister had thyroid cancer. I guess she may or may not do that at some point in the near future.
I am also to call and make appointment for a Mammogram since it has been over 2 yrs. I will also be making an appointment with dermatology because of 2 moles. I have my hearing test scheduled for Monday, to check how my ear has heal since the perforation.

The other thing is she scheduled me to go to the Coumadin/Warfarin clinic which I have been avoiding for about 3 yrs. Which now I will required to go to about once a month. I have been doing my blood work only about every 3 months. This is a big no-no when on blood thinners and l/d aspirin. Kelly called me from the clinic, wanted to sched. a new patient interview. I explained I wasn't new to the clinic, that I use to go for a number of years but had stopped due to insurance problems and money issues. So I will have to go get pricked all the time, and see her next Friday.

Look at all these lovely tests that the doctor wants. lol One reason I was sticking with my Rheumatologist for everything, because he knows me, my condition and I see him more than all the other doctors combined. But he said insurance/hospital would soon require a primary doctor, before a specialist. My primary Dr. Boston retired 2.5 yrs ago. Saw him for over 25 yrs. and he was great with kids & hubby loved him. Lots of copays $10 a visit, $3 parking, coming my way and we have to pay the first $500 (bloodwork & some other stuff) out of pocket even with being a PPO.

So how was your day??? xo
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    Maybe ask her if she could recommend one for you.
    1764 days ago
  • JAMER123
    I am going in for an INR tomorrow. My tests used to be every 3+ months (hehe) as I was doing well on 7.5 mg until this spring. We can't figure out what happened & finally came to the conclusion I may have gotten a bad batch with a refill in TX. Now, after a big bleed in my thigh and sitting in a recliner for a month, I am working on getting it stable again. So yes, I guess it is very important. I can get my own test meter through Medicare + Ins. so will be calling them again. It would have cost $1420. without Medicare.

    Tests and a primary Dr. are important!! Take care and get health. I'm working on it:)D
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    1765 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So glad you like your new Dr. While all the testing may be a pain, its all for the good if they catch something before it can get worse. It sounds like you have issues that need to have a close watch on. Better safe then sorry and all those clich├ęs.
    Take care of you!
    My day? Day five of very cold, very windy rainy days :P Not feeling the best, but its muscle soreness from a very tough workout not the RA, just the usual back pain (which my specialist thinks is a different form of arthritis, not the RA. Currently 55 here :P First day of summer? Must have missed it lol.
    1765 days ago
    It's good to see you and your new doctor taking such good care of you! emoticon emoticon
    1765 days ago
    I'm so glad that you like your new dr. too. What a great difference. It give us more peace with knowing that we're taken well care of. I know what you mean about mainly going to your Rheumy. That's me too except for the annuals, with the eyes, thyroid, etc., etc. All about keeping us up to par! Now just for me to continue to chisel off more lard! Errrr! On to the bike I go! I'm wishing you luck with all your tests and thanks for your commenting on my page! It's been a rather warm, normal summer day today here in MN. Upper 80's and so humid! Oh, how we love the a/c and I know you do too! emoticon
    1765 days ago
    glad you are liking your doctor, so very important, I like mine ok, but think he has too many patients and not enough time, I know old story, but I think it will be worse next year, hope not. good liuck with all your tests
    1765 days ago
    Glad that you like your doctor........I know how it goes though with all the tests and the like. They have to know you inside out. Got to keep watch on those coumadin levels! emoticon
    1765 days ago
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