melly4 Posted September 23, 2005 Report Share Posted September 23, 2005 Hi.I have moved from SC to GA 2 months ago, and now am faced with seeing a new doc. I had a really great internist in SC, but only after going through several very inconsiderate and undereducated docs. I went through the same with my oldest son, and we still haven't found a doc for him. We've both been through the "anxiety disorder" copout diagnosis, like I've read that so many of you have been through. And, as you know, it's a pain to get that removed from your records, and it stays with you and causes you misdiagnosis and discrimination when you have emergency medical issues. I've been told I had anxiety-related tummy troubles, when it turned out to be my gallbladder. I am now fighting my insurance company because I had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital after my head got slammed and pinned between a large couch and the side of a truck. The paramedic asked me what meds I was taking, and when he saw that Klonopin was one of them, he noted "anxiety" as my diagnosis, and the insurance company assumed that's why I called an ambulance and won't pay for the service. Anxiety has nothing to do with a cervical spine injury and a large scalp contusion!! Anyhow, I'm seeing a new internist Monday, and I'm so scared that I'm going to end up with another condescending doc who thinks I'm a nutcase. Obviously, he'll have records from my other internist, but sometimes doctors don't care what another doc thinks. And then he'll see I take Klonopin as one of my meds and assume I have anxiety as a primary diagnosis. I don't mean to "doctor bash", but I know you all have probably been there. I would really appreciate any advice from anyone who has been in my shoes and had to start over with a new doc after leaving a really good one. Do I tell him everything I've been through, including the misdiagnosis after misdiagnosis? Or do I let him start anew? He's supposed to be wonderful, the kind that calls you at home to check on you. I may be in for a big surprise, and find that he's understanding and knowledgeable. I hope so. Thanks for letting me express my fear, and any advice is greatly appreciated. Wellness to all and safety to those in the path of Rita, Melly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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