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[IP] PCP for DMers

> I am not sure what a diabetologist is - I am assuming it is an
> endocrinologist/diabetes specialist.   I get tired of all the specialists
> sometimes.  But, let's face it, one person cannot be a specialist in every
> area of health.  Just can't be done.  Not enough time to keep up with all
> that is happening.
> My primary care physician (PCP) is sent copies of the same doctors'
> notes that go in my file with my Endo and copies of all blood tests
> from the Endo.    Any tests conducted and the results of each annual visit
> of my PCP are copied from my PCP to my Endo

Presently, my nephrologist seems to be my PCP. He orders most labs,
cross-references all my meds (11 diff. & EPO injections) and if any other dr
orders a med for me wants it cleared through him (has rejected several) due
to my kidney problems. I don't understand how an internist who does not
specialize in kidneys could clear any of this stuff. I'm unhappy with our
present ins., co., but so far there has been no requirement for a PCP. I
have 2 eyeologists, a backologist, footologist, endocrinologist,
nephrologist, femaleologist, toothologist, and am sure I forgot one or two
others. Oh, yeah, fingernailologist and heartologist.

Jan (61 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C, 3/99)

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