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  1. Point taken. At my GFs appointment yesterday, we asked if her GP was taking on new patients, and the answer was yes, but only family members. I'll be making the switch. I lucked out here. It's not easy to find a good GP. It's not particularly convenient to get to (downtown Toronto, so I'll be training it in from the 'burbs). The way I figure it, it sit in my current GPs office for 60-90 minutes, or spend the time in transit to Toronto. I'm always impressed when I see the operation at Toronto Western Hospital. They are almost always on time. The nurse takes several BP readings be
  2. Thanks for all the comments. JimL: re the “curiosity/intelligence/desire” thing. Yeah. I get the impression he’s tired—almost lackadaisical. He gets grumpier each time I see him. He’s cut back to 3 days a week, in recent years. I keep hoping he’ll announce he’s handing the practice over to a younger GP. I keep bringing up my low Vitamin D, and he grunts “just keep taking your supplements”. Um. I’ve been taking 5,000 IU a day for years. brainchild: I haven’t mentioned POTS to him, and so far I’ve kept it strictly about the symptoms. I’ll see how it goes on my next visit, but I’m armin
  3. Hi everyone, I’ve been reading over the forum for a few weeks, and wanted to get your input on something. I apologize for the long post, but I wanted you to have some background info. General health 55 year old caucasian male. 6’ 1” and 167 lbs. About 10 years ago I lost about 50 pounds, and I’ve managed to keep it off. I do have some weight around my mid-section, that no amount of exercise or diet seems to make go away. 2001: CSR (Central Serous Retinopathy). Often called the “Air Traffic Controllers Disease”. The general consensus is that this is stress related.
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