Dec 04, 2013 - 1:35 pm
Just got a call from the PA from my gyne/onc's office to say that my PAP came back again with abnormal cells (ASCUS). She asked if I was having any problems. I guess no one ever saw the intake nurses notes from my visit nor did they ask me when I was there at my appointment on November 15th. (At my appointment, I had given a list of things) But I said no because tomorrow I am interviewing a new doctor and I didn't want to get into with her. She said that they will need to keep an eye on it and check it again in May.
So I am interviewing for a new doctor tomorrow. I am trying to be smart with this and want to know certain questions. Here are some of the questions I may ask:
1. What is involved in your normal patient exams. (is there an internal examination, breast examination, questioning, etc.)
2. What kind of scans or tests are performed and on what time basis (yearly, etc.)
3. Are you involved with any drug reps or are you promoting any drug companies? (Can I ask this?)
4. Are you currently involved with any studies of any kind?
5. If a problem does arise, do you give the patient options or do you tell the patient "this is what you have to do".
6. Are you retiring anytime soon.
What do you think of these and is there something I am missing? I am not thinking straight because on Monday I found out I have pneumonia so I am on several medications. (feel a lot better now)
I appreciate any ideas or comments.