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Old 08-09-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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good questions: it will be interesting to see if OP gives you some answers to the questions? My policy has always been the same: don't like or trust the doctor, find another and usually asking others for referrals can help. Not always, sometimes your best friend will like a doctor you are not comfortable with, but usually it is a place to start.
Well, I have no idea what the OP's situation is. Sometimes getting a 2nd opinion from a highly reputable provider can be the difference between night and day, especially when surgery and other procedures are concerned.

On the other hand, for resolving chronic problems, sometimes you face a wall of ignorance in the insurance-based system as a whole, and going to other doctors makes no difference, unless you get really lucky. In some situations, to get heard and taken seriously, and treated competently, one has to go outside the insurance system to docs you have to pay out of pocket.

I didn't mean to imply that the OP hadn't done due diligence; I was only trying to learn more about his/her experience, to get a clue as to what course of action to recommend for finding a good doc. It seems that they're very rare.
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well, I have no idea what the OP's situation is. Sometimes getting a 2nd opinion from a highly reputable provider can be the difference between night and day, especially when surgery and other procedures are concerned.

On the other hand, for resolving chronic problems, sometimes you face a wall of ignorance in the insurance-based system as a whole, and going to other doctors makes no difference, unless you get really lucky. In some situations, to get heard and taken seriously, and treated competently, one has to go outside the insurance system to docs you have to pay out of pocket.

I didn't mean to imply that the OP hadn't done due diligence; I was only trying to learn more about his/her experience, to get a clue as to what course of action to recommend for finding a good doc. It seems that they're very rare.
I agree and like you, would love to know more details but op isn't responding.
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