(The graphic is of Hippocrates, the "father of medicine.")
Why is it that when we all have problems, and give each other suggestions, no one says, "I've talked to my doctor and he/she had this great advice for me."
Do any of you--other than Marja--have doctors you like? Do you feel that they're knowledgeable about your illness? Are they knowledgeable about medication? Are they making good recommendations for wellness tips? Do they help you sort out issues relating to your illness?
I'm just wondering. Although I genuinely like my current psychiatrist, I only see him a couple of times a year. One of the reasons is that I'm currently not carrying health insurance (I'm sure I've written about this earlier. After years of paying top dollar for lousy coverage, they canceled me when I tried to get more reasonable coverage. The reason? I'm medication resistant and don't use the typical bipolar medications. But that's a different issue.)
Anyway, over the last 14 years, I've seen five different psychiatrists--all of whom were highly recommended. Across the board--other than my current doctor--I would say that they had such a negative and limited view of this illness that it's astounding.
I'm interested in other points of view on this.
If you don't want to talk about your doctor, I'd be interested in what kind of care you'd ideally like. Thanks.