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Encountered Two Ways Of Practicing Medicine…

Monday, December 02, 2019

Some doctors treat you like a number or so at least it seems. Maybe it’s a lack of people skills but when a patient is trying to explain not being able to consistently keep a medicine down and experiencing long-lasting nausea when kept down and the provider is not hearing but merely writing out a prescription for a higher dose of that very medicine you have to wonder. I took my adult daughter to one of these two weeks ago…a specialist we didn’t get to chose when she was admitted to the hospital two months ago.

Then there are doctors that listen to what you are saying, treat you like the individual you are, and make the necessary medication changes to alleviate the unwelcomed stress that the medicine has added to the already unwelcomed brain disorder. The ones that respect that you do know something about yourself and who then refer you to another specialist (and will monitor you until you meet with that specialist) who will also treat you with that same respect. I took my adult daughter to one of these this afternoon…a family doctor who we’ve known for years and who asks if he might pray with us at the end of each visit.

My daughter and I prefer the second type of doctor.

Seeking God's Face

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
— Psalm 25:4-5

Keep moving forward! — Kohl
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