How do I navigate this doctor versus physical therapist situation?
July 28, 2014 7:09 PM Subscribe
My MD prescribed a kind of leg bracing, anticipating relatively quick results. My physical therapist is like no way. How do I get to the bottom of this without causing awkwardness?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
My MD and physical therapist work in the same large hospital (in the same building, but different wings). My physical therapist hinted that we might need to pause physical therapy last week. Also last week, my MD prescribed additional therapy in terms of a) strength training and b) a particular kind of bracing.
My therapist is saying that nobody will do the bracing on an outpatient basis because of liability concerns. She is making strong claims about how only X will provide the results that I am trying to obtain through physical therapy. But I am having insurance problems covering X. So my physical therapy is ending, albeit temporarily.
This is not the result that I want, although I may have to accept it until I get my secondary insurance in order. If my therapist and MD didn't work with the same patients in the same facility, I'd go straight to my MD and be what's up with this, I'm getting conflicting information. I'm hesitant to do this because of the professional relationship the two have.
How to navigate. THANK YOU