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« on: May 20, 2007, 07:57:59 AM »

My doctor always in a hurry to move on.  The most I can get out of him is 2 questions.  I learn more from this site more than anywhere else.  Thus, I am very thankful to discover this site!




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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007, 08:25:59 AM »

I'm fortunate that my doctors and PD nurse are very available to me, during working hours.  They'll spend as much time as I need, during working hours.   I can also email them, which is awesome. 

Getting questions answered and help after hours, which is usually when it hits the fan for me, is a much different story though. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 11:34:06 AM »

My nephrologist has become my main doctor. I've seen him more than any other doctor in my entire life, over the past two years. Even before that I didn't have a family doctor, ever. But now, I do, but I rarely, if ever, see him.
My neph is one busy guy, that's for sure, and is mostly inacessable to me, unless I have some kind of emergency. Even then I have to phone his office or the hospital, where he is on call several days a week, and wait for him to call me back. Luckily, that hasn't happened too often.
As for appointments, I usually wtite down the questions I have for him, long before the appointment, because it's hard for me to remember what I want to ask when I'm in his office.
This site is a gold mine of information, I must say, and it is a valuable resource for ideas and concepts that help me form my questions more reasonably.
The P/D clinic has an open line that I can call 5 days a week, too, and that is more useful to me at this point, than my neph.

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 11:53:32 AM »

It depends ..on which doctor i get ! Mine seems to rotate each visit. Having said that i dont give my doctor a choice , if i have questions to ask or things i want to talk about , i jolly well sit there till i get the answers!  Stand your ground and say you want to discuss something and dont be afraid to say if you dont understand. I had one 'clever' doctor, who in answer to my questions just quoted medical terms for everything , so i said would you mind putting it into plain english please, never had that problem with him again !
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007, 05:22:11 PM »

My dialysis center doctor is a complete waste of time to talk to. If I have questions I will call my trusted Kaiser nephrologist.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2007, 09:09:10 PM »

Me and my sister's doctor is great he spends over an hour with us and also gives us his mobile and home number should we need anything. He is the best...  :2thumbsup;
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2007, 10:15:25 PM »

I concur with you Kitkatz.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007, 04:32:44 AM »

Me and my sister's doctor is great he spends over an hour with us and also gives us his mobile and home number should we need anything. He is the best...  :2thumbsup;


With you and your sisters looks, I would give my numbers out also.... ;D   :oops; I hope goofynina doesn't see this.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007, 05:33:23 AM »

My Neph comes in to the clinic twice a week but does not spend too much time with each patient. My regular doctor I see 3 times a year for about 1 hour and is pretty through.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2007, 05:45:54 AM »

Me and my sister's doctor is great he spends over an hour with us and also gives us his mobile and home number should we need anything. He is the best...  :2thumbsup;


With you and your sisters looks, I would give my numbers out also.... ;D :oops; I hope goofynina doesn't see this.

haha Thanks sluff..... I'm going to get Susie back for being a smarty pants all the time and forward this link....  :P

But it is true... my doctor wins the award for best doctor! .... he spends a good quality of time with us, and fits us in anytime we need it.... If it was not for him i wouldn't be in such good health that i am at now. He goes out of his way to help his patient and give them everything they require. I never worry about anything to do with my bloodwork, or having a transplant because i know how hard he will work to make sure everything goes good for his patients!! His the greatest.  :clap;
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2007, 06:00:46 AM »

Hubby's neph is very busy - only one in town right now.  I still have found him accessible at the clinic.  He also has a PA who is very available  to answer questions and take care of prescription needs.  My biggest problem is getting hubby's other doctors to work with neph.  I also try to be informed about medications and his treatment and maintain control over the whole situation.
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2007, 07:06:32 AM »

Otto's Dr's are great, but our daughters Neph is like talking to a brick wall  :banghead; so her Peds Dr always is the one who has to explain everything from the nephs appt!!!
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2007, 10:47:37 PM »

My Neph sees me once ever 3 or 4 months. Getting an apointment in between those times is impossible.
Seems they are always too busy. When my 15 or 20 minutes is up, the Neph says " I'll be right back"
but he doesn't, instead a nurse comes in to finish up and escort me to the front desk .
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