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Re: [IP] A cry for help...UPDATE

Thanks for responding, however I live in the Boston area and Baltimore is a
long trek. :-)

>Sherry -
>I'm in Baltimore with a REALLY good Doc at Johns Hopkins (although I would
>think Joslin would easily beat them)  His name is Dr Margolis - or I would
>suggest Dr Sauddek, head of the diabetes department.  Don't knkow where you
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sherry Webb Nolan <email @ redacted>
>To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
>Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 7:40 PM
>Subject: Re: [IP] A cry for help...UPDATE
>>Ok everyone, thanks for all your input.
>>I had a check up appointment with my PCP today and I brought up my
>>with her.  I just have to say that it is a shame she isn't an endo because
>>she is an excellent listener, she is very supportive, and likes to meet
>>have conversations about how life is going.  i couldn't schedule a
>>with her until next year because she is booked solid, but I could get a 20
>>minutes "conversation" time with her within two weeks.  One time when I
>>sick she fit me in the next day after hours.  if she was a few years
>>I would try to set her up with my older brother.  :-)
>>Ok, enough about plugging my PCP.  I told her about my concerns with the
>>response I was getting from the endo.  She said that if I was having any
>>concerns, that was a sign I should get a new doctor!  I told her about the
>>pump and how I wanted one and she told me she thought I would be a good
>>candidate.  She had a few patients on the pump who swore by them.  I asked
>>her if she knew of any "pump" doctors and she said she wan't aware of any
>>her hospital affiliation, but that the patients she had on the pump saw
>>doctors at Joslin in Boston.  She told me to call and try to get an
>>appointment and she would write a referral to the doctor I got one with.
>>(She has no problem referring out of her network).  So I have been calling
>>around.  i called the problem endo this morning to try one more time to
>>my A1C and the secretary picked up and said "yeah what do you want."  the
>>few choice words that came to mind I kept in check and asked again about
>>results (just in case I stuck with the guy I didn't want the staff hating
>>me) and got the same runaround.  Basically no answer.  So i will call
>>doctors offices tomorrow and see what I can do.  Might be another few
>>wait, but then again it may be worth it to have a reliable staff behind
>>As for my wonderful endo writing the note.  She said that she loves the
>>of the pump and that she wished me all the luck with it.  but (doesn't
>>word always sneak in), she couldn't write the letter for me.  First, she
>>didn't feel right knowing I didn't have an endo staff involved in the
>>process.  Second, she honestly said she didn't know much about the pump
>>wouldn't want the insurance company to take that into consideration when
>>they were looking at my case, and Three, with Joslin near by why wouldn't
>>want to go that route.  As for the comments I might get on "well she
>>learn more,"  I will have to defend.  She is a very busy doctor who has a
>>specialty in Internal Medicine, but opted for being a full  time PCP
>>she felt that patients who needed specialists were being swept under the
>>so that doctors could see them repeatedly as a PCP instead of recommending
>>the correct treatment and drugs.  She told me to keep up the good work and
>>to call if i needed any suggestions, referrals, perscriptions, labwork,
>>she has been wonderful.
>>So I am calling around...wish me luck,
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