By Shana Burns in The Mighty.
The patient-doctor relationship is an important one in many of our lives, even more so when we have a disability or chronic illness, and that’s why it’s essential this relationship runs as cleanly and smoothly as it possibly can.
I have seen many different doctors, specialists and medical practitioners in different parts of the country. Sometimes, I have changed doctors simply because I needed one that was more local to where I was living, or because I needed one with a more specialized practice. Other times, I have made the switch because it just wasn’t working, and I know how important it is that it does work effectively.
You may have heard of the term “doctor shopping” used with a negative connotation, but I don’t think it has to be this way. Of course, I have no ambition to change practitioners more than I absolutely have to, or deal with records moving from one place to another unless it’s necessary, but sometimes it just is.
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