Divorcing my doctor: how to proceed without being That Patient
April 3, 2013 10:22 AM Subscribe
My GP's practice has over the last four or five months has just not been filling my needs. That's the nice way of putting it, and I would like to keep it at that without flinging about claims of negligence. So I want to get away from them, but I have a serious ongoing medical problem that won't allow, say, a two-month wait between one doctor's appointment and another. So I need to have some dealings with them. YANMD, but if you are a doctor, which would be preferable: a patient saying, give me a referral, I'm out of here, or, your practice did or did not do x, y, z, please do these things properly and give me a referral to a specialist.
So, I hate confrontations. I'm also pretty sick. I also believe that my GP has been failing to provide information/service and this failure has contributed to my being in bad shape at the moment. I have an appointment this Friday. I could go the I AM RETIRED LAWYER NEGLIGENCE routine, but that usually brings zero joy. I could write a list of the things I see as problematic and present it to the doctor. I don't know. Doctors? Other med pros? What is the best way to present concerns over quality of care? What is the best way to say, 'yo, peace out, I gotta find somebody who can deal with my carcass'?