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Re: [IP] Endo - out (long response)
> From: "J Hughey" <email @ redacted>
> > In the mail (real box out at the street) Saturday were letters to my
> > hugsband and me that our local hospital has closed affiliation AND the
> > office of my endo!!!!!
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> well he must have an arrangement at the hospital where they bill for him
> collect some of the bucks. I guess business was bad for him and thereby
The last couple of years when I'd go for an app't the waiting room was
mostly empty. He told me he'd been going to business school the previous 5
yrs. I thought he should have gone to DM school to keep up!!!
> If he wasn't a good doc he couldn't make it and I guess he wasn't good at
> communicating either.
He is/was the only endo in our town and there's one in South Bend (verrry
close) and I don't care for him. He was one of only two docs in the state of
Indiana who handled pumps in the early '80s. I'm #7 in our area. That other
doc was in Indy - 150 mi. away.
> try asking the medical staff or nursing staff who is a
> good doc and go to them,
I've asked a CDE on this list a couple of times and we can't really come up
with a lot of names. I'll see her tomorrow (Tues.) and maybe she'll be freer
> I went to a doc from my former medical school
> which stressed the importance of a good physical exam and history. Yet, he
> never examined me or took a history, never checked my feet or thyroid
> either. let my Hashimotos go right past his nose. spot
This endo never asked for a history on me and I commented about that once.
He said he'd learn as we went along (20 years). He hasn't asked for a BG log
in YEARS. I've learned at least 17 things about pumping from the 'net that
he doesn't even know - nor cares to. He told me to stick with the exchange
system cuz it's easier (on him!). I've complained that I needed to find
another doc, now I'm required.
I saw the cardiac surgeon today and told him I have a pump and would like to
talk to the anesthesiologist about it first. He told me to tell his
secretary. I did and she said to take 1/2 of my dose of insulin that day. I
told her a pump was different and I'd really like to know who the anesth.
will be. She was kinda antsy and started that nervous jiggle like *we're the
medical people - you're just the patient!!* type of jiggle. She got on the
phone to that dept. and it was decided that Friday the anesth. will be
assigned and he'll call me then. Okay. I got home and nephrology called to
say they called/paged my fired endo and he said *to reduce to basals.* I
said that didn't make sense and I'd really like to talk to the anesth. She
too gave the impression over the phone that I'm just the patient. When I had
eye surgery in Indy they called endo for instructions and he told them to
quit bothering him and ask me. I'm still expecting the anesth. to call
Friday. I have an 8-page instruction sheet that Barb B. sent me about
hospitals and pumping. There are several lines in it that I cannot fill out
since I do not know the answers - endo never bothered advising nor keeping
me aprised of newer techniques.
Thanks, Spot (~_^)
Jan (62 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
http://maxpages.com/bludasue AND http://www.picturetrail.com/dmBASHpics
(including an album of the EVOLUTION OF PUMPS)
After studying the body you got to come to the conclusion all of this was
designed by a superb engineer with super intelligence. A. Bender M.D.
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