Oh No! My Endo: On Changing Doctors

I love my endocrinologist. She’s research-minded, supportive, sees the big picture. In eight years she has adeptly co-managed my endocrine system through a pump transition, two pregnancies and steroid treatment for a ruptured disc.

Which is why I was hugely disappointed to find among the usual bills and assorted holiday cards the following letter from her office:

Endo Letter

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I wish briefly for a Netflix-style doctor selection tool where I can filter for all the characteristics I’d appreciate in a new endo – respectful, empathetic, personable, sincere, irreverent, research-minded, knowledgeable about MODY…

And then I tap my local advisors – the people with diabetes, the physicians, the fantastic moms. I get several solid referrals and make an appointment for April with someone new: Dr. G. And if she’s not super awesome, I’ll move to the next on the list. Because I really want a good fit with this doctor.

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