(Closed) Why did it bother me this much?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I think many people make a special connection with certain Drs. and feel far more secure in sticking with them instead of starting all over. If everything he’s done with and for your daughter has been done well and there’s been no problems, you’ll be more than likely following him wherever he goes (within reason).

We used to have patients travel a few thousand miles to come see our Dr., so it really isn’t unusual at all.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@MrsFuzzyFace:  I don’t think 90 mintues is that far to drive if she is in a stable point in her medical care, really just going in for check ups. It is really hard to find doctors that you trust and when it comes to our kids, once you find a great doctor for them it is hard to change. If she is going to require emergent visits or more surgery, I would ask for a recomendation for her doctor now and meet with the other options. It would be really hard if there were an emergency and you 1. didn’t know the doctor if you took her locally or tried to drive the 90 mintues.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t have kids, but I’d drive 90 miles for me. That’d probably be my upper limit on the commute, but it’s hard to find a doctor you trust and have good rapport with. Secondarily I’d take recommendations from that dr for a new one, provided that they gave the new dr a glowing review.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it is completely normal to feel that way, particularly when you have a child with more-intense-than-typical medical needs! I mean, I would imagine that it’s stressful enough to have your beloved daughter need a lot of medical care/surgery. You don’t need the added stress of dealing with a new doctor, who doesn’t know her history as well and may or may not click with her emotionally.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If I had a child who had to see a doctor regularly and really liked/trusted that doctor then I wouldn’t mind traveling to see them.  When I moved across the country it was SO HARD for me to find doctors that I liked.  Even now I still feel so disappointed with my healthcare most of the time.  So I don’t think it’s weird at all, especially when a little kid is the one receiving the care.  Now if you were driving 90 miles to see a PCP for a cold or something I think that would be excessive.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t think it’s weird at all. We all go to the same hairdresser if we like their work and hate to change hairdressers, why shouldn’t it be the same with doctors?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I traveled over 300 miles to see a neurologist before I moved closer and now it’s only 120 miles. 

When it’s just switching doctors they can seem a dime a dozen–especailly to a perfectly healthy person.  But when it’s someone you have a rapport with, especailly a child who has a hard enough time with the medical issues, I think it’s perfectly reasonable to travel and go to somone she knows and trusts. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would do the same as you!  It’s because you care that your daughter trusted him.

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