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At What Point Do You Know Its Time To Switch Doctors? I

At What Point Do You Know Its Time To Switch Doctors? I

My doctor paased me on to her PA and I have not seen her again. My husband thinks that was not very professional. Maybe one time, but not each visit. He thinks i should get a neurologist that will see me each visit.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The doctor I saw for seven years forgot my name every time, forgot his prescriptions, often made me feel like I was in an abusive relationship..and that is NOT ME. I stayed because in the world I was raised in you didn't question doctors..and I question everything. Now, I know you ask, you challenge, stand up for self. Always. Be an advocate for yourself. Make them know we are worth being attentive to. When you find the right doctor they will be. Don't settle for less than that.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

always go until you find one that makes you feel comfortable. I honestly lost count of neurologists I had. then after minsep epilepsy center and the neurosurgeon that saved my life, and going 6 hrs to Minneapolis area for my dr visits for few years, I FINALLY found one close to home that I trust equally and he treats me as a person not just another patient.. i am so glad i never stopped looking! it was getting harder for me to go that far so i was searching for one in sioux falls and the last one I had before my great one , was a joke because for my migraines he had me on strongest hydrocodone 2 pills every 4 hrs for 2 yrs and then I kept telling him they were not working and I didn't want them he said I had to take them, I filled the prescription but flushed it right away and then found this neurologist and was blessed because he talks to me and asks me questions and if my meds or doses are changed, he himself calls me to check how it is going.. he had been doing it for over 20 yrs! and between him and my reg dr I am on an everyday pill for migraines! diltiazem! so never give up on finding a good one till you are comfortable with them!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

when doctor couldn't answer my simple questions and wanted to look them up that was a Red Flag for me. another time doctor kept canceling appointments then I had to find a new doctor.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

When my doctor does not listen

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i think you need a new dr, probably a nero and/or a epilepto. i had to fired and hired drs because it didnt feel right in my gut.

posted over 1 year ago
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