When I got there, I found a large notice taped next to the check-in window which announced that my endocrinologist, for health reasons, was retiring.
A youngish female doctor is taking over his clinic.
I met her today.
She wants her patients to get bloodwork done two weeks in advance of the appointment so that she can have the results when she sees you. You can get the bloodwork done at ANY LAB in the city- no more waiting for an hour or longer in the hospital after the appointment to get bloodwork done.
She greets you! She makes eye contact!
SHE WAS ON TIME!!!!!
I don’t wish health issues on anyone, but I am not going to be disappointed to see the last of my rude, condescending, bullying endocrinologist. I should have quit him years ago but inertia and the repeated assertions by every other doctor I encountered that “his bedside manner sucks but he’s the best of the best” kept me coming back.
In one classic closing punch, the new doctor commented that in December my TSH had been overly suppressed. She asked if the old doctor and I had had a conversation about it. I snorted. “He doesn’t do conversations.” Then we discovered that he had adjusted my prescription and forgotten to tell me to change it.
Have you stuck with a rude doctor because they’re good at treating the issue?
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