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So today my pcp told me I'm a burden, that my paperwork is filling up his box and it's too much work to be my doctor that he's unhappy with the situation. I can't get these words out of my head, I thought everything was fine and now I'm faced with another doctor that doesn't want to be my doctor anymore. I'm hurt and scared. What would you do?

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    • wise

      780d

      This is report worthy behavior. You do NOT say that to a patient, no matter what. This is behavior you file a formal complaint about. Even if nothing happens, there's now a record of his behavior. Legalities aside, have a good cry and start looking for a new gp tomorrow. I've had doctors say the same thing to me, even a specialist I was referred to for my life threatening heart condition because my cardiologist wanted me to get extremely specialized care. Instead I was ignored, dismissed, and called a pain in the ass for having more than one health problem. My advice for finding a new one: read the reviews. If a doctor has written reviews, they're either extraordinarily great or extraordinarily ass. If it's possible, find a doc that's had chronically ill patients before. Ask friends and family about their GP and whether they would recommend them. If you're completely alone with no support, you can Google "primary care physicians" in your city or your specific healthcare system

    • rn

      780d

      I had a similar experience during an annual exam visit. Doc told me I was bringing up too many issues, that he didn't have time to address, that I would just have to make separate appointments to handle them. I often think it's all about the money. Am I being too cynical? So my suggestion to you is, make more appointments and maybe your PCP will appreciate you more.

    • wise

      780d

      This is report worthy behavior. You do NOT say that to a patient, no matter what. This is behavior you file a formal complaint about. Even if nothing happens, there's now a record of his behavior. Legalities aside, have a good cry and start looking for a new gp tomorrow. I've had doctors say the same thing to me, even a specialist I was referred to for my life threatening heart condition because my cardiologist wanted me to get extremely specialized care. Instead I was ignored, dismissed, and called a pain in the ass for having more than one health problem. My advice for finding a new one: read the reviews. If a doctor has written reviews, they're either extraordinarily great or extraordinarily ass. If it's possible, find a doc that's had chronically ill patients before. Ask friends and family about their GP and whether they would recommend them. If you're completely alone with no support, you can Google "primary care physicians" in your city or your specific healthcare system

    • Elk

      780d

      Finding a new doctor is hard but you deserve to be seen by someone with medical expertise but also a passion for their patients, not a passion for patient business.

    • janicethishurts

      780d

      I'd find another doctor ASAP. I'd even write a note about your past experiences and what you're looking for in a doctor when scheduling appointments. Review sites also help! I'm sorry you had to experience this. I would just try to shake it off (no hyper-fixation!) because the problem is with that Dr, NOT YOU. I know this is easier said than done. As soon as you have a new doctor, I'd write a review about the old one right away.

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