Friday, January 09, 2009

Today's Appointment

This morning I had my appointment with my primary care physician. His name is Dr. Mendez and I like him a lot. He is easy to talk to, funny, and thorough.

When he sat down and asked about my long Wednesday, I told him everything, even the rude doctor we saw in his place. He was very understanding, encouraged me to contact member services if we felt strongly about it AND he drew my blood right there in his office for my lab work.

I have never had a doctor do that before and he has done this twice already. It’s a pain to have to go to the lab another morning and wait to get blood drawn somewhere else. This was it is done and he gets his results much faster. I really dig him.

He gave me a referral for a neurologist that he says, “is one of the best in Southern California and he is a younger guy so you should feel comfortable talking to him.”


I called Dr. Rison (neurologist) to make an appointment and the soonest they have open is February 4th. I took the appointment and am looking forward to getting checked out and hopefully get this taken care of.

FYI my arm is less tingly but is still a little numb.

Thanks again to all those who were worrying about me. You guys do a great job at supporting and caring for your friends even if we haven’t met face to face.

I hope I can return the favor one day.


Lee Ann Thill said...

My family doctor has taken my blood too when I've needed it, and it is such a time-saver! I'm glad you're on your way to getting this diagnosed, and it sounds like you'll like this neurologist which is always a huge plus.

Major Bedhead said...

He sounds like a great doctor. I hope you get some answers quickly.

Scott K. Johnson said...

I agree, sounds like a great doc who is concerned with your well being.

Rachel said...

Wish you didn't have to wait so long!

Lea said...

George, you return the favor every day.

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