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Old 10-16-2013, 09:07 AM   #901
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Why, did something I said make you think I need one?
Everyone seems to think I need one, too. Just because I'm anxious, nervous and depressed. And I talk about Zombies...
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #902
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Why, did something I said make you think I need one?

tee hee hee
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:58 AM   #903
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What about your psychiatrist, GC? LOL (just kidding)

I have had the same PCP for 20 years. He is in a stand alone practice with 1 other doctor, and 2 NPs. You can get in to see the NP the same day if you have the flu or something when you need treated right away. That is less expensive than going to Med Express, where you have to pay the "specialist" copay. My cardioligist is in a stand alone facility with 4 or 5 others. The same with my gyne. It has only been in the past several years that our hospital opened a couple clinic type places were you can go for bloodwork, xrays, and recently they added PCPs and also some specialists to the clinic.
Your PCP sounds like our GP (General Practitioner) who s the first port of call and deals with anything that doesn't need to see a Specialist/Consultant at the hospital. It's getting increasingly difficult to get home visits which means that when you go for your routine smear test you may be sitting in the waiting room next to an adult with bad 'flu or a child with scarlet fever or chicken pox - really healthy!
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:07 AM   #904
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Your PCP sounds like our GP (General Practitioner) who s the first port of call and deals with anything that doesn't need to see a Specialist/Consultant at the hospital. It's getting increasingly difficult to get home visits which means that when you go for your routine smear test you may be sitting in the waiting room next to an adult with bad 'flu or a child with scarlet fever or chicken pox - really healthy!

I haven't heard of a home visit since I was in grade school, and that was a verrrrrry long time ago! I rarely go to my PCP for anything anymore. My cardiologist takes care of my heart issues and blood pressure issues. All my PCP takes care of now if my diabetes, and all I do is call for a script for my bloodwork and then call afterwards for the results.

The thing that I don't like is our hospital is going to quit allowing the cardiologist to do testing in their office. My cardiologist does the whole shebang.....stress test, echocardiograms etc. They want us to go to the hospital for this testing (so they can get paid for it!) and when you do that, you are sitting there in the waiting room with in-patients, which makes you so succeptible to infections and any contageous issues those patients might have. And they are also using the same equipment on you that they are using on the in-patients. I don't even visit people in the hospital anymore because I had one infection and it was a doozy and I don't want to get one again.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #905
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OOPS! I thought I was in the "vent" thread. Sorry for getting so off-topic.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:41 AM   #906
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Actually I think that's partly right - you SHOULD just throw the whole thing away, LOL!

Believe me liver is not my favorite, by any stretch. Sometimes you just have to it what is available and make the best of it. But I I think Americans, thank G-d, hardly know what it is "not to have something availbale".
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:05 PM   #907
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I have a Doctor, my PCP who oversees my Cardiologist and whose office helps with scheduling my mammograms, etc. I was able to choose her.
One of the nice things about being on Medicare is that you never need a referral. You can pick any doctor you want. That is a Medicare rule, not an AARP one, regardless of what their advertising says.

Sometimes I can't help wonder if Boston is blessed or not. We have so many top of the list hospitals and two medical schools. We also have several dental schools. We even have a Vet school. For both small and large animals. Too many, way to many choices.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:51 PM   #908
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In the spirit of this thread, I hate okra, the afore mentioned mint, earthworms, horehound, root beer balls, really oily tasting fish (cod liver oil flavor), the poutine served at one of our local small snack shops, burnt rabbit (you'd have to ask one of my friends from many years back about that one), badly mismatched herbs and spices, mince meat, and I think that's about it. Oh, not crazy about soft, ripened cheeses either.

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Old 10-16-2013, 05:02 PM   #909
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In the spirit of this thread, I hate okra.

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An evil and wrong vegetable if ever there was one CLofN.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:04 PM   #910
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An evil and wrong vegetable if ever there was one CLofN.
Okra has been a favorite of mine since childhood.
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