Thursday, April 03, 2008

There's a New Doc in Town

This morning I met with my brand new doctor. My appointment was at 7:40 so there not many people in the waiting room. The receptionist was very kind and had me fill out all sorts of paperwork. The family history one is always depressing. With diabetes, stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure on the list of family ailments, it makes for a gloomy future.

Soon after filling out all the info I was called into the office. After the weigh in I headed into the examining room. The nurse was very nice and laughed at my lame jokes which I always appreciate. She put down her clipboard and told me to wait for the Doctor.

I did not even get through the magazine I was looking through when he waked in. He introduced himself, passed the handshake test with flying colors, and sat down to talk to me about me!

I told him all about my father’s early death and how I did not want to follow in those footsteps. He agreed and said that he was a very aggressive when treating issues. He explained that since I have diabetes, he would rather have me on the lower end of the threshold as opposed to being on the high end of the numbers as far as cholesterol and blood pressure goes.

I asked him about seeing an Endo and he agreed. He wrote up a referral to the Endo I have been wanting to see! He asked about the last time I had my eyes checked. I realized it has been a year so he wrote a referral for that. He asked when the last time I had blood work done. I explained that its been 6 months so he said “well lets do that too.” He asked if I was fasting.

“Not by choice but yeah, I am.” I replied

He sent his nurse in to draw my blood right there in the room. I have never had a doctor do that. They always send me to a lab somewhere. Anyhow, it was a really good first visit. I am excited to schedule these appointment with these new doctors especially the Endo!

Did I mention, not one F bomb!


Colleen said...

Sounds like a good doc, who actually heard what you said. That's nice. And lab work right in the office! I'm jealous.

Shannon said...

I'm happy to hear he's aggressive and respects you.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Sounds fabulous!

Donna said...

How nice to have a doctor that actually listens to you. And he even agreed to send you to an endo. Sounds like you found a good one. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

My brother has been dignosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 4 and he is currently 22. However, he is still very positive about lots of things=)so stay happy!