I'm watching you, doctors.
Since the last PA I went to fucked me up by prescribing me Trazodone for sleep, I decided to go another direction or at least find a different clinic, and find a steady doctor. The other clinic shuffled me from doctor to doctor, and they were either PAs or FNPs. I was afraid it would cost a lot more, but after insurance (Aetna) the office visit only cost $15 out of pocket.
When making the appointment, I was asked to come in early. That's pretty much sop, as there is always paperwork to fill out. But when I got there 10 mins early, the receptionist only had me sign a form of some kind. I thought that was kind of strange. Then while I was being seen by the osteopath I had the appointment with, a nurse came in and asked me if I filled out any forms. I said I wasn't given anything to fill out. So I was given the clipboard and paperwork to fill out after the office visit was over with.
When I was first let into the examination room the DO waltzed in and introduced himself to me. My first impression was that this was a skinny little guy. Health nut? Anorexic? And how smart is this one? Maybe another dunce like most of the others? Or does he have at least some rudimentary medical knowledge?
He asked me to tell him my problems, so I did. But I also included my problems I've had with other doctors. At this time, he got up from his chair and opened the door a little. Is he afraid I'll turn violent and so he'll have to make a break for it? Probably. Doctors are paranoid because they hear so much these days about mad bombers and "active shooters."
I told him I had enthesopathy, and he asked me to spell it for him. "E-N-T-H-E-S-O-P-A-T-H-Y." (He was typing into his laptop as I spelled it.)
He had me hop up on the examining table, lie back, and then he examined the area above my feet. I informed him that the other clinic rarely so much as looked in my direction. His examination revealed that there was some swelling in the area above my ankles.
He then asked me if I was getting any exercise, and I said no because it causes too much pain. We got around to discussing low-impact exercise such as water therapy.
I don't know if this is going to happen. Maybe? Does anybody here know about low-impact exercise?