Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Should I Fire My Doctor?


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Chronic Pain Connection featured a great article a few years ago on how to know when it is time to find a new doctor. Firing your doctor is a difficult and personal decision. I know how confusing and intimidating it can be because I've gone through it quite a few times. 

To start I recommend you make a pro/con list of reasons why you are thinking about moving on to another doctor. Seeing the pros and cons of your relationship in writing can help you determine whether it is worth salvaging. If any of your cons are issues that might be fixable, see if you can work with the doctor to make that happen. Even if you ultimately move on at least you'll know you did everything you could to make the situation work.

Read on for suggestions of items for your pro/con list and other ideas about how best to approach this touchy issue.

How to Know When It's Time to Find a New Doctor


 
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