Originally Posted by finz
That's HUGE !
Obviously, doing extra paperwork is extra work for docs. Unfortunately, that gives them some incentive to not be as thorough as we need them to be. I'd like to offer to do that lecture for them in medical school.....there are MANY ways to help a patient. Making the right diagnosis and ordering the right treatment(s) is just part of the job. Addressing psychosocial needs like finding a way to pay for meds and accessing insurance benefits (be it STD, LTD, WC, SSI, SSDI or insurance approval for a treatment) is also a part of a doctor's job.
Sounds like you've got a keeper there !
I do really like this dr I am currently seeing. As my husband says, he is the only one who has helped me and who seems to care about me. I think my dr is now at the point where he can't do much else for me because of my allergies and adverse reactions to pretty much everything. He did implant the SCS's for me and they are a huge help! This is the first time I have had a dr that I can email and he actually replies very timely!!
I know that doing this extra paperwork is a hassle for drs, but it is so necessary to get anything accomplished! My PCP has had to contact the insurance co numerous times for prescription exceptions. It didn't work, but she tried.
I have been through so many bad doctors, it is nice to finally have a couple of good ones!!