Apr 08, 2005 - 12:44 am
I always seem to post in twos. I had 3rd chemo today. I saw the Oncologists for about 10 minutes. I have pretty good confidence that he is very competent. But....I don't click with him at all. He doesn't seem to have the patience at all to answer my questions. This is my 3rd Chemo appt and each time I see him it has been for 10 minutes or less. I feel like I'm being rushed and the he is rushing out of the room.
One thing I do like about him, is that during my intial appt (which was the longest @ 45 min), he was open to listening to my concerns about tweaking a treatment plan that the surgeon had presented to me. He adjusted the plan to start treating my liver met aggresively right away. So I did like that he listened to me at that point.
But now, I'm not sure anymore. I originally wanted to choose a different Doc, but he was on vacation when I was diagnosed. I also don't know if I would have the same confidence techinically in the different Doc even though I may click with the different Doc better. I don't want to switch and then regret it.
I don't really have the option to change hospitals because of insurance, but I probably could change within hopsitals to this other Doc, I was originally interested. This seems like it would be awkward to tell my current Doc I didn't like him and that I wanted to change to his colleague in same hospital!
Just considering it, and wondering if anyone has done this.