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I'm always sick. I need a doctor who cares

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  • Posted By: alwayssickalways
  • May 12, 2008
  • 11:14 PM

Hello I'm a 42 years old professional and I have to admit that I am sick on a regular basis. My body ache regularly, specially my right knee. I spend 2 weeks of the month with a cough and swollen tonsils. I went to the doctor, he said to do blood work and know I can't get the office to answer the phone, much less to get the results and a diagnosis.

I work 60-70 hrs a week and have no time to waste in doctors that do not care.

Can some one help?

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  • It can be tough to find good doctors in good practices with a really competent staff. The thing is, I can't do much to give you personal recommendations cause I don't know where you live, and really, unless you happen to live where I do, I wouldn't know what to tell you anyway.Your best bet for finding a really good doctor is to ask your friends who they see. Ask around, get recommendations, and go from there. Also, many metropolitan areas have magazines that do regular surveys amongst patients and doctors to find the best doctors in the area. I know there's a magazine in my area that does that, and I'm sure there's one near where you live. Try google, see if you can find any lists like that, and then see if your friends know any of the doctors on those lists.Hope this helps! Good luck!
    HeatherShow 19 Replies Flag this Response
  • 60-70 hrs. per week of work seems unbalanced to me. Maybe you are just pushing too hard & need to slow down.
    aquila 1,263 Replies Flag this Response
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