Nicest things my doctor ever did for me

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by GinnyB, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. GinnyB

    GinnyB New Member

    In response to the thread, "Wackiest things your doctor ever told you,' and I've run into some pretty wacky doctors, I've also had some really wonderful ones. I'm willing to bet we all have.

    For instance, my family practioner gave me an appointment for this afternoon even though his schedule was full. If he hadn't, I'd have had to go to the ER, spend hours on an uncomfortable table, and probably have been sent home knowing no more about my condition when I went in.

    I'm short of breath, have chest pain, and and an echocardiogram showed that my heart is enlarged. My doctor reassured me that an enlarged heart is not always a symptom of heart disease, and arranged for an earlier appointment with my cardiologist than I'd have been able to schedule myself.

    The last time I saw my gastroenterologist (I have collagenous colitis) he prescribed Prilosec. Knowing that Prilosec costs about $50 a month over the counter, I asked if any drugs in the class were still prescription (my insurance pays.) He said Nexium was, crossed out Prilosec and wrote Nexium on my chart, then walked out of the room. When he returned a minute or two later he had a month's sample of Nexium for me--all without mentioning a word about money or my lack of it.

    So, yes, there are some good doctors out there, and I'm sure I'm not the only one on this board who stumbles across one once in a while. Let me know your good experiences with them.

    GinnyB
  2. ckball

    ckball New Member

    My Dr believed me and didn't stop until she found out what it was.

    Now she give me the meds I need to lead a somewhat functional life, but the fatigue is what gets me.

    Then my psych Dr helped get my SSDI.

    I have had a few bad ones but I have been very lucky. Carla
  3. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    This is a Dr. that I went to see only once, and he is one of the best I have ever seen, and that is because he was honest.

    We were talking, and he asked me who I had been seeing. I told him the name of my GP, and he asked me why I had gone to see him when I already had a primary doctor.

    I told thim that I was there because my first Dr. would not address my bone marrow infection, and I felt that it was at the heart of most of my problems.

    He told me that the reason my GP did not addressed my bone marrow infection, is that I'm allergic to all antibiotics, and there was nothing Western Medicine could do for me. Then he looked at me and said "Your Chi is low. You need to see an acupuncturist", Those sentences, I think, saved my life.

    I'm now also going to an acupuncturist who is an herblist. I can already think better and breathe better. My Fibro is all but gone, and I amm in really good spirits. Even though my regular Dr. doesn't help me with fibro, etc..., and I sometimes get frustrated,I'm not so scared. I'll forever be grateful to Dr.Lee for his honesty and forthrightnss.

    Terry
  4. millennia

    millennia New Member

    My doctor believed me. All my life doctors have been flat out telling me that I'm a hypochondriac. These doctors actually think we want to be sick. My current doctor believed that I was sick, and he diagnosed and is doing everything he can to make me feel better.

    Another doc in his office was taking my blood pressure one time, I told him that it gets high cause I get nervous, he started telling me jokes and then took it again, sure enough it had dropped dramatically.
  5. rockymtnmom

    rockymtnmom New Member

    At a very low point n my life when my family and my husbands family banded together and told my husband i needed an intervention for drug addiction (because I was tired and slept a lot, and took pain meds every day- 2 to 3 vicodin, mind you), and another person I trusted told my husband I was psychosomatic (illness all in my head), I went to a new family doctor who didn't know me, did a thorough exam, gave me the diagnosis of FMS/CFIDS, presented me with studies and went through his diagnostic process when I (Ignorantly) said that I thought that was not a "real" disease, hooked me up with a pain specialist and 2 rheumatologists, and has worked hard with me to adjust meds etc., but MOST OF ALL -
    He believed me when no one else would except my dear husband and my psychotherapist. God bless him.
  6. Liz919

    Liz919 New Member

    I went to see a Dr after having bad doctor after bad doctor. He was just another dr in the line I thought until we'd had a few visits. He was a psychiatrist and proclaimed that his only business was my quality of life. Diagnoses weren't his forte and he wasn't going to make any he said but instead he would prescribe me what I needed to feel well and exist in harmony with the rest of the world. I was doing soo well that I didn't have to see him for months at a time. In one of those long stretchs I got a letter notifying me of his death and that I would be switched to another dr. He was a good man and a great doctor. If anyone should get into heaven he should.
  7. angiecw71

    angiecw71 New Member

    My primary care doctor is wonderful. She knows I have been having financial trouble so she will give me samples of all my meds so I don't have to buy them except the ones she doesn't have like antibiotics and pain med. There are about 7-8 different prescriptions that she supplies me with. She will give me three months at a time. Although I am there more often than that, but every time I come she gives me more whether I need them or not.

    She is fantasitc. She also takes the time to listen to me even if it is for 45 minutes. I really like her and appreciate her.

    Angie
  8. marsupialmama

    marsupialmama New Member

    When we lived in Wales for 1 year my husband had a v bad asthma attack. Doctors made house calls back then so I called the family doctors office and a woman doc came out, said he needed to go to emerg and get oxygen etc. She saw me with the flu and two small children, and took DH there herself in her own car and made sure he was o.k. Service beyond the call of duty.

    Then there was the doc who saw me when I had acute pancreatitis and had made several requests for housecalls and they all said it was constipation etc. I think I posted this story before? Finally a doc came who was of the same faith as me and he wrote a note to a friend of his in ER. Kind of sad that I couldn't rely on professionalism and skills of all Drs in that case, but a relief nonetheless... it was the foot in the door that got me the help i needed.