New PCP???

First step to try to find a new PCP. Went in & was taken to exam room right in front of the reception desk & nurses area. The door was left open & I heard all the phone conversations including patient names and all about the treatment of a patient with a foot injury including the name of his orthopedic MD who he felt had allowed severe infection to develop in a diabetic.

Had a pretty good wait--long enough to notice the dirt along the baseboards, a dustbunny larger than I have at home behind the exam table, & a hunk of mud right in the middle of the floor.

Doctor came in with a stain on his pants which I might have overlooked if the floor had been clean. He had a heavy accent but with enough "pardon me's" I think I understood him fairly well but from some replies wasn't sure he completely understood me.

My current PCP is a pain in many ways--he doesn't like any research done by patients & he absolutely doesn't want any challenges. (I am a diabetic whose A1C was pretty good but was having wide level swings--he was mad because I kept asking about this & the danger involved. Wanted me to accept the good A1C--this is pretty typical. He has referred me to an endocrinologist but it was obviously in a snit.) My echocardiogram was not filed in my chart & I am now ready to have it again without ever seeing last yrs. Have had a few other glitches, nothing as serious as that. Their blood drawing skills are not good--had to go to an outside testing site once after prolonged poking.

The office is clean & so is the doctor (at least the exposed parts)! They are very good at refills and the nurses & staff are very kind.

I was so disappointed with my first attempt to change docs. It was really stressful & took up half a day.

Advice?? Give up & keep the one I've got?? Keep trying to find a better one??

'Better the devil you know

'Better the devil you know than the devil you don't', means that it is often better to deal with someone or something you are familiar with and know, even if they are not ideal, than take a risk with an unknown person or thing.

I don't know, it's up to you. I got frustrated with my PCP a few years ago, found a new one and then decided I didn't like him!
So, now I don't have a PCP, I have to go to the urgent care walk-in place if I want to see a dr.

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