Docs opinion

robert bell rmsbell200 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jul 23 21:03:49 UTC 2015


Ask the other PCP to send a summary of the findings and then ask to see the first doctor. Perhaps you could explain that, because of concerns and without offending him/her you wanted to seek a second opinion.

Would that work?

Rob Bell
> On Jul 23, 2015, at 1:42 PM, Vic Nicholls <nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> I have a regular group of docs I trust and respect. Recently, I happened to go to another PCP vs. my regular PCP; this doc did some different tests and they found an issue.  Very serious issue. It has grown worse.
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> I don't know how to let my PCP know that. I don't want them to think I betrayed them, that I don't respect/trust them & their expertise/opinions. I truly want them to learn from this, but I don’t know how to put this to them delicately. I had a previous experience where I got 2nd and 3rd opinions and when I went back to the original doc with what happened, it did not end well. At all.
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> My current PCP has my confidence & respect, the expertise/knowledge and the access to many more varied/indepth resources I need as a "zebra". I admire their work ethic & their integrity. It means a great deal to me to keep them & our relationship, enough so that I’m concerned about that as I am these test results that are worsening faster than expected.
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> How do I come out of this with a stronger relationship over this issue? Suggestions on how to deal with this?
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> PS I do NOT consider this a mistake or any fault of my doc. The testing they didn't do is NOT an error in judgement. Pretty much by the guidelines.
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> Thanks,
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> Victoria
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