I've had my share of lung docs,my new one is I'm my option crazy, has anyone, doc ,will say I have COPD, but he is not convinced ,that I have Asthma, ive had asthma for 42yrs now ,many docs take tests and yup I have asthma, and he's not gonna even discuss the nodgals in both. Lungs, things don't make sense , Should I switch docs? Thank u
Yes. I recently had one that spent more time on his company laptop than listening to me. I had already started seeing another doctor, who is great, when I found out previous one retired.
Its your body and you know it best so don't be afraid to shop around for a new doctor. Check their reviews, that can help. Good luck!
Jack, definitely switch to another Pulmonary Dr. I have had several pulmonary doctors over the last 25 years. Some of them had no bedside manners. I mean cold blooded, and think they know everything. Maybe your Primary Doctor can refer you to a good one. Make sure he’s in your network. Otherwise it can be very costly. I’m a veteran with a disability not COPD, but after many years I was able to get that rating so all my health care is free. If you’re a veteran you can sign up with the VA and you have to pay a copayment but some of the inhalers etc. are cheaper. If not hopefully you have a good insurance plan.
Have you had a diagnosis from the hospital
I have had a decent PCP who treated my lungs. Then the hospital bought out this heartland. The hospital got switched.
I went back to my previous hospital and picked a excellent lung doctor who listens very carefully and likes to consider all the options. All I can say is there is the good and the other. I think that by keeping informed with the information that is available we can decide which doctor is the best for us.
You can always ask for a second opinion.....or third! You want to know what's going on and hopefully you can get two out of three to agree!
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