I am really concerned that we have “improved” our medical care just a little too much. Being whipped back and forth and just when you think you are making headway, boom. Then no you aren’t. It gets old and tiring. A good friend of mine stated that we do have to work on figuring it out ourselves since they are not making headway.
I find myself telling them things to help them figure it out…like I have fallen 4 times in the last 24 hrs. He says…you did?:!” Yes I did and I don’t know if it’s connected to the diabetes or something else. “Hmmmm” he says and then immediately goes back to telling me now much insulin, when, etc. and that in three weeks we should have this under control. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.
My thought is that like the title alludes to, where are all the doctors of yesterday who weren’t specialists? Where are those doctors who didn’t concentrate on just one thing but the entire treasure trove of information and clues as to what is wrong with someone. There is no real overview for specialists even though they are faxed patient’s charts to see what they are being treated for, and unlike the old family doctor who knew that person and their families for most if not all of our lives. They have the complete overview, the full story of who you are and what you are prone to in medical or pharmaceutical treatments. And therefore have a better understanding of what might be building to a head in you. I guess all we can do is hope for the best.