Post # 1
I just finished up my Health Day (went to the dentist, lady doctor, general doctor, and had blood tests) just to make sure I was in tip top shape 🙂
Last year when I went for my yearly physical my general doctor made a comment about my OBGYN, I remember thinking it was odd but nothing too crazy, he had simply asked how my experience with her was and mentioned that he’d helped her get her practice started but that he no longer recommended her to his patients.
This year when I went he said the same thing only he informed me of 2 instances with shared patients where they went to the ER – he was called and was unaware of a major surgery and of a pregnancy. He said that their office is disorganized and they do not keep adequate records or inform other physicians of information like they are supposed to.
I’ve had several lady doctors and I have to say that I love my current one, I’ve never had an issue and I know several people who use the same doctor and they all love her as well so I was a little shocked at this information. So much so that when I went to my lady doctor I asked…she assured me that they share information and she told me I should look at getting a new doctor because he had other issues.
Now I don’t know what to do. I really don’t want to deal with the hassle of finding any new doctor, I’m not sure if I should be worried about my OB or if my regular doctor is just bitter about something but I really don’ t like that they openly don’t like each other
….what would you do?
Post # 3
it’s your choice. if it were me? i wouldn’t change doctors, because it takes me a while to become comfortable with doctors.
but if there are other “problems” between these doctors, that could cause health risks to you down the line? it sounds like switching is a better option. it would suck if something happened and the doctors wouldn’t work or share information with each other.
Post # 4
I would not give money to a doctor who disparages others. Totally unprofessional, and shows poor judgment in my opinion.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@cora_123: Maybe there was a business deal that went sour. If you like your lady doctor stay with her but make an effort to erquest records regularly and send them to your primary doctor. Next time he makes a comment, let him know that you like her and don’t plan to change doctors and would appreciate it if he would keep his personal comments about her to himself.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
If you do switch, I would switch primary doctors to one that can work with your lady doctor. If another doctor has a negative view of your lady doctor then you might want to reconsider continuing to see her.
Post # 7
@colorofmyheart: that’s my fear, what if I get pregnant and have other health issues but my doctors have issues working together so they won’t?
@MrsTVLover: It wasn’t like he called her a bitch or anything so hopefully that’s not how I made this come across. I think he felt a responsibility to tell me which is what made me question in the first place.
Post # 8
@beachbride1216: I think that’s what I would do…I don’t feel any connection to him.
Is it weird to ask a potential new doctor if they like a current one??
Post # 9
How attached are you to your general doctor? I might want to find a new one…
Post # 10
I would switch a primary care doctor who trash talks other people before I’d switch my OBGYN who I like.
No matter what he said, and how nice he said it, it was innappropriate to say that during an appointment and unprompted by you.
Post # 11
My two cents is that if YOU like her, stick with her. Finding a doctor whom you like and trust is worth so much more than switching to someone whom you may be “settling” with. I’ve had my share of bad doctors… ones that don’t listen to you, try to get you in and out of the office in 5 minutes or less, are seemingly judgmental… (you get the idea). Seems like you and the other people who go to this doc really like her.
I do, however, think it’s rather unprofessional of them to speak so poorly about each other in front of you. Perhaps look into finding a new primary doc.
Post # 12
What kind of professionalism is that??
I’d switch my GP and find someone who was more plesant and professional during the 60 or so minutes a year I spent with them
Post # 13
I feel like I should note that she was more unprofessional than he was during the discussion. I mentioned that I was coming from my other doctor and what he said. I felt like she was really angry with me for bringing it up, she rolled her eyes and said they shared what they needed to and were a thriving business. She then told me to look into getting a new doctor…
Had I thought he was being unprofessional there is no question I would stop going to him. Maybe it was a had to be there kind of thing…my worry is that there are issues with her office that I just don’t know about and her reaction was not the most comforting.
I think I’m going to call around to other primary physcians and ask about opinions…does that seem ok?
Post # 14
@cora_123: It sounds like your lady doctor rubbed you the wrong way. (WOAH, that sounded horrible!) If you trust your GP, I’d stick with him and ask him for a recommendation for someone he works well with.