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First of all, let me share with you, that I am not very trusting of medical “professionals” seeing that one that somehow was permitted to practice in this country nearly killed me a few years ago. I recently moved so had to transfer to a new M.D.

I got to try out a new doctor today. After waiting nearly 5 months to get an appointment, I “checked her out” as much as she poked and prodded me to make sure I was still in fine and dandy condition.

She must have been able to read my mind because one of the first things she wanted to discuss with me was the pure number of medications my former doctor wanted me taking and why. I was going to bring up the same matter, simply because I was becoming tired of someone telling me to take a pill and not giving me a sufficient reason why. (i.e., Telling me I have high cholesterol is NOT good enough, if this doctor is not willing to show me the test results to prove alleged reason for taking this medicine) that was the first thing we tackled.

Secondly, my hiatal hernia has had me in the hospital 3 times in 2 months. It looks like it may be time to have some repair surgery done, even though that is the LAST thing I want to happen. The doc will do some more tests and see what comes of them.

I DID leave the office this morning on MUCH less medicines than I went in, because she knew what she was doing when it came to prescribing combinations that would be of no harm or prescribing long acting types of the same medicines I have been taking for some time. I think this is the beginning of a good working  relationship with doc.


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