Dr. Meet and greet?

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Hi ladies,  so I am looking for a new primary dr.   Current one is a male and he is pretty clueless.  Choices are slim as many are not accepting new patients and or my insurance. I called a female dr close by.  The receptionist scheduled me for a meet and greet and said that the dr reviews everything and calls back for an appointment.  I am in the US.  I have never had this happen before.  Have you ever heard of this?  This is a regular dr, not holistic, etc.    I feel like I’m going on a job interview or a date!  Maybe it’s a good thing?  🤔

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    No never have. But ask her questions to see what she knows about the fact that you're in the throes of perimenopause along with symptoms. Also, I hope she's a gynecologist because that's whom you need to be seeing not a gp.

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      Thanks!  I will interview her too!  She is in her 50s, so I am hoping she gets it.  I am seeing a new female gynecologist in a couple of weeks, she is also her early 50s, so fingers crossed.  I’m in the US and we have to have primary for referrals, etc.  But, my current one...he is nice, but just clueless.  Example, I’ve been to him 4x in the past 6 months and I have to go over my symptoms each time...I swear he has no idea who I am🙄

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      4 times is nothing, when i was going thru perimenopause I was calling just about every other week. Honestly, she was excellent at knowing about perimenopause & menopause symptoms. I had a ct scan that detected my fibroids were swollen and causing me pain. And somehow she diagnosed me as having traveler's diarrhea, even though I had not travelled anywhere but she gave me medicine that cured it. She had me x-rayed, and tested for everything she could possibly get me to do. I skipped doing the stress test for cholesterol but for simple blood tests, and scans I was fine. Your gynecologist is the one who can best assess where you're at in this phase and hopefully give you options for what's available to you to help ease the burden. I'm also in the US, so I'm now having the same issue finding a new gynecologist, that needs to be referred by my primary. My old one moved so I had to find a new one. I hope it all works out for you.

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