• Have any of you lost your doctor that you had for years?

    Asked by Boogerman on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Have any of you lost your doctor that you had for years?

    Mine moved to another hospital and now I feel lost.

    12 Answers from the Community

    12 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      When I started treatments and seeing my oncologist/ENT I saw him once in his office, then the day of surgery, once after surgery and he was recruited away to The Cleveland Clinic. I was assigned to the next in line at my facility where I was seeing him. I saw that doctor for a couple of years for yearly check-ups, then he was recruited away by Yale. I'm now on my 3rd doctor and I've been seeing her for 6 years or so now. She is the best one I've had in all of my 32 years.

      4 days ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      I had my original oncologist from late 2006 until mid 2013. My car was in desperate need of repairs, which I could not afford, so I junked it. His office was an hour and a half away from my home. He helped me find another Oncologist in the next town from me. I found someone to drive me there once a month. He is very well known and people speak very highly of him but I am starting to not feel as secure with him. On more than one occasion I asked him what he thought of a result of a particular blood test that he has ordered for me every week. He looks at me with a blank stare and asks what I'm talking about. He's relying on his nurses to read the tests and they aren't experienced enough to know what they are looking at. Two years after I had to leave my wonderful original doctor, he passed away, the day after Christmas. Broke my heart. There will never be another like him. In 2 weeks I'm going to get a second opinion.This doctor is within the same hospital system in another town. The drive (in good weather) will be an hour. But now a ride is provided for me under the ADA by the State. I had no idea about this service until I was browsing benefits for seniors. I filled out a short form and sent it. I really didn't think I would ever hear from them but within 3 days I got a response. They take me to all of my out of town appointments. All are vetted, bonded, non-smokers and drive their personal vehicles. So, now at least if I decide on the new doctor I'll be able to get a ride.

      2 days ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      We had our internist for 20 years. He and his staff, who were sisters, were like family. He knew about our kids, our marital problems and was the go between with our specialists. He also spoke about his family. How he ended up with 4 kids because one was an oops and another was a bet he lost with his wife. He and hubby even liked the same music. At one point hubby and I found out that he had advised both of us to divorce the other. We just had a good laugh over it. Eventually, he joined a group. He was in and out and we noticed he looked tired. His wife developed some health issues then he developed pancreatic cancer. He had surgery, some treatment and made ti back to the office. I remember him telling me that he felt so grateful that the cancer was found early. A few months later I called to make an appointment with him and the staff asked me didn't I know that he had passed away shortly after I was there. I had to get off the phone because I couldn't talk. The doctor who took over for him was crabby and nasty. We both found other doctors. We've had others who moved and left practices. We're both happy with our doctors right now but we know hubby's oncologist has had some health problems so who knows.

      @BuckeyeShelby.. What a jerk that doctor was to you. I have no problem firing a doctor and moving on. I'm paying them. They aren't paying me.

      about 8 hours ago

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