How to skip the wait for a doctor
April 10, 2011 3:55 PM Subscribe
How can I get a quick appointment with a medical specialist?
I have gastroparesis
and it has recently gotten bad - I am significantly underweight and I am continuing to lose weight because I am not able to take in enough calories. I have gone to a couple of generalist gastroenterologists before but they didn't help me at all. I found some gastroparesis specialists a couple hours away from me, but the next available appointment isn't until the summer. I have done some research and haven't found any other nearby doctors with this specialty. Does anyone know of a strategy I can use to get an earlier appointment?
posted by hijol to health & fitness (8 answers total)
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