Dec 14, 2010 - 5:00 am
I’m going to see my new medical oncologist in January. My original doc’s treatment center didn’t have their contract renewed with my group insurance provider. I’ll miss my old doc because he listened to what I said, didn’t seem in a hurry to get to his next patient, and wasn’t professionally defensive. A year from diagnosis, and after chemo-radiation-surgery, I don’t think it (doctors) gets any better than that. I fear my new doctor may require what Clearblue described in an earlier post as “politically correct gaming with conventional doctor’s egos.” I get enough of that from my sensitive ENT.
Like Clear, I just don’t trust them to get my order right anymore. For those of you just starting or currently receiving standard treatment, don’t lose heart. The current treatment model has saved, and is saving lives. It is for now, the best alternative for the largest amount of people covered by the biggest insurance companies. But make no mistake, we are all receiving alternative medicine whether it be allopathic, vitamin enhanced, or spiritually infused. Any or all may work, more or less, varying by individual. Until we know more.
So I hope my new doc is a good medicine man. I hope he cares about more than "just" keeping me alive, and that he can answer my fearful questions with selfless thought and patience. That’s my prayer for all of us this Christmas.