I see my endocrinologist every three months. And, unlike a lot of doctor visits, I actually look forward to it. Here are the things I like about it:
-I’m greeted by Ruth who is at the front desk. She is so smiley and nice. She also remembers my name. I find it amazing. She is always super helpful and will give me samples when I ask which saves me $$.
-My doctor is good. She’s very thorough and doesn’t rush our appointments even if she’s behind. I use this knowledge to be less frustrated if I’m kept waiting too, knowing that she’s just taking care of someone else in the same way.
-I like to talk through the numbers and hear the praise for things working and then coming up with plans for things that are not. It makes me feel less like I’m in alone.
-I like the knee-kick, reflex test. I have super good reflexes and have to remind my doc to stay back.
-I like the feet test to make sure I still have all my feeling.
-I like to see the lab results. That didn’t happen this time but I did get the lab work done yesterday and had one of the best ever blood-drawing experiences.
-I like that I know when I’m going to go again. Structure.
I don’t like: the scales. Gotta work on that one.