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Author Topic: Going to a new clinic tomorrow.  (Read 1477 times)

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Offline ubotts

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Going to a new clinic tomorrow.
« on: August 30, 2007, 10:56:54 AM »
Hi all.
I moved from NY to NJ and the doctors i had so far aren't really that great here.
Ive been with this clinic for 4 yrs and not happy about the way they treat me in general.
I never have the same doctor twice..Its a learning facility and I give up..
I asked why this and why that,,they give me no great answers then just refill my meds
and give me another appt..
So I went online, used my zip code and found out of a better place not far from me.
There are only 2 doctors..and no interns...thank god..I donut mind helping them, but
I really want to have just one doctor, who can notice the changes in my body.
When you have so many interns and doctors, how can they remember whats changing
on my body..
Anyway..this clinic is small and very personable..I called them up, they told me about
themselves and the clinic and said id either have one doctor or the other..
There both females, and even the social worker is a female..I feel more comfortable
with have a women doctor, because men and women with hiv or aids, have different
symptoms...Girls get skinny legs n arms and a big belly..plus extra fat where its not wanted.
Anyway..wish me luck tomorrow and ill report back to you all and let u know how i made out..It has to be better than what i have been experiencing since i started at this
clinic in NJ...It was close..but convenient isn't everything, that's for sure.. ;)
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

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Re: Going to a new clinic tomorrow.
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007, 12:34:35 PM »
Good luck ubotts.  I know you've been very unsatisfied with your recent medical situation so hopefully this will be a good fit.  At least you were pro-active with the problem in a timely manner.  Better to travel a bit longer where your doctor is concerned.
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Offline dixieman

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Re: Going to a new clinic tomorrow.
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007, 02:29:09 PM »
Ubotts, good to hear... now I'm male and I've always had a better repretoi with my female doctors... I've had male doctors and I do not like to generalized but, they seem more of an asshole type... less likely to listen to their patient... etc... but, I have a a few good male doc's before... I have an excellent female doctor now so I'll see how long she's at the 1917 in bham, AL its a training facility also... seems like the good ones eventually move off to start their practice elsewhere...

Offline cjc

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Re: Going to a new clinic tomorrow.
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007, 07:53:26 AM »
Hello, That is so great.Didn't you post about being fed up with a different doc every time. Glad you found somewhere you will get some personal service. It makes a difference. Keep us posted.    Cristy

Offline ubotts

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Re: Going to a new clinic tomorrow.
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007, 08:17:49 PM »
Hi all..
Well I went to the new clinic and all was great..

First I had to do alot of paperwork, and was asked alot of questions.
Then i had to switch my hmo Doctor i had at the old clinic to the new Dr.
I go in Friday for new bloodwork,

I was asked if I ever had these blood test done, which are:
HIV genotype..( had it in NYC) but never in NJ's clinic..
Hep C genotype
hep c Viral load
RPR
Hepatitis Panels and
DX:042...whatever that is.. ???

So by this alone, I am batting a million by changing clinics..

There warm personable and very caring...Something which the other
clinic was lacking big time..

I go this Friday to get new bloodwork, then I go on the 20th of this
month to see my new Doctor and to get the new blood results.

Iam so glad I made the change...All i had to do is type in my zip code
and find out what other Infectious Diease Clinics were in my area.

So Now Iam leaving Jersey Shore and going to Monmouth Medical..

Jersey Shore has a special dept for hiv and aids patients called
"THE A TEAM"....which is ridiculous because everyone that walks
in there, everyone knows that there Aids or hiv people..which sucks..no privacy.

The new clinic, is very discrete..
No one will ever know why you are there because your all in the same waiting
room...

They just call your name, and follow them.....Pretty cool, huh..
Well its great for me and I look forward to meeting my new doctor
on the 20th...
Ill keep you informed as to whats what...OK?  ;)
Live Love Laugh and dance like no ones watching.
Laughter is the best medicine, so try to have a laugh everyday..Even if your not feeling your best, think about something that was funny at one time in your life and work with it..   :o)

 


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