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I promised an update

Posted by Kathryn R. on 4/10/02 at 11:55 (079064)

I wanted my PCP to refer me to a specialist at UPMC. He wanted to see me first. This is about my achillies tendon that was botched up in 2000. My PCP checked out my foot and said that the other doctors wouldn't give me an answer because they didn't know. One doctor started with my having diabetes, which I don't, my blood sugar is 108. Since doc started about diabetes PCP and associate are following suit. He (PCP) gave my foot and leg the once over and said he really didn't want to refer me to another Doctor. Nothing else could be done.

PCP told me to get over it and not to think about it all the time, which I don't. I have a sister who will be having a serious surgery next month, she has asthma and it's risky putting her under. We are worried sick about that. I never put myself first and never have. My doc has an attitude anymore, but he knows our history well. To change now would be hard, because at times he is very caring and concerned about us. My family is so small, he does take care of us or refer us to specialist when he doesn't know how to deal with the problem. If he would just get over this diabetes thing we could start with a clean slate. Because right now I'm furious with him about his remarks.

I want to thank everyone of you out there with your advice and caring. Maybe someday I'll come back on and will be able to help someone else.

Kathryn R.

Re: I promised an update

Carmen on 4/10/02 at 13:54 (079082)

Wow...I would be LEAVING with a capital L from that doctor immediately!
Get another doctor!

Re: I promised an update

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/10/02 at 16:57 (079114)

Where do you live.

Re: I promised an update

Laurie R on 4/10/02 at 21:54 (079166)

Hi Kathryn , I am so sorry to hear of your problem , you sound like you like your doctor , but he is not going to help you . Maybe it would be a good idea just to get a second opinion with a doctor that specializes in feet... Just my opinion . What is your pain level like .... Is it really high everyday ? I wish you the best .... Laurie R

Re: I promised an update

Kathryn R. on 4/11/02 at 11:59 (079246)

DR Zuckerman I live in Pa. I have been to 8 doctors.

Kathryn R.

Re: I promised an update

Kathryn R. on 4/11/02 at 12:02 (079248)

Laura R. I have been to 8 doctors. My pain is constant and all the time. My PCP says deal with it. Thank you for your concern.

Re: I promised an update

Kathryn R. on 4/11/02 at 12:05 (079250)

Carman your answer is on here

Kathryn R.

Re: I promised an update

Carmen on 4/10/02 at 13:54 (079082)

Wow...I would be LEAVING with a capital L from that doctor immediately!
Get another doctor!

Re: I promised an update

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/10/02 at 16:57 (079114)

Where do you live.

Re: I promised an update

Laurie R on 4/10/02 at 21:54 (079166)

Hi Kathryn , I am so sorry to hear of your problem , you sound like you like your doctor , but he is not going to help you . Maybe it would be a good idea just to get a second opinion with a doctor that specializes in feet... Just my opinion . What is your pain level like .... Is it really high everyday ? I wish you the best .... Laurie R

Re: I promised an update

Kathryn R. on 4/11/02 at 11:59 (079246)

DR Zuckerman I live in Pa. I have been to 8 doctors.

Kathryn R.

Re: I promised an update

Kathryn R. on 4/11/02 at 12:02 (079248)

Laura R. I have been to 8 doctors. My pain is constant and all the time. My PCP says deal with it. Thank you for your concern.

Re: I promised an update

Kathryn R. on 4/11/02 at 12:05 (079250)

Carman your answer is on here

Kathryn R.