Good Day Group:
What follows is an excerpt from a letter from my soon to be former endo.
"Dear Mr. G,
After much consideration and extensive discussion with my team, I have concluded that my practice is not able to provide you with the seamless, efficient service that you deserve. My staff and I have become overwhelmed with the paperwork necessary to make sure that you stay on track with your prescriptions and supplies. Specifically, we are unable to adequately stay ahead of the tremendous amount of paperwork required by Medtronic, Medicare, and other pharmacies/pharmacy benefits manager entries…
Therefore, I am forced to withdraw as your endocrinologist. Thirty-one days from the day you receive this letter I will no longer be your endocrinologist. Since your diabetes is best supervised by an endocrinologist, you should establish a new endocrinologist. For example, one of the larger, hospital-based endocrinology groups.
At your written request, and for a nominal fee, I will send a copy of your chart to a physician you request.
It has been an honor, and a pleasure, to have been your endocrinologist up to now".
Dr. D. J. P M.D., CDE
My question at this point is how much of a paperwork hassle awaits me as I transition from my former to my new endo ?.
Enquiring minds want to know.
Tom G, Sr.