At the end of August, I asked about how you all found your endo and what you’ve looked for when scouting for a new one. I finally got in to see a new guy fairly close to where I live - he’s hospital affiliated, specializes in diabetes, and actually had openings in his schedule before March 2009. After going for the first visit, I must say I’m less than impressed with him. He seemed reasonably well-acquainted with exactly two companies - Lifescan and Minimed (I have a Cozmo pump). When I mentioned I’d been having highs lately that didn’t seem to have any rhyme or reason and I thought it was due to a shipment of insulin I’d gotten in August (and kept in the fridge once it arrived), his response was “you’re more likely to freeze your insulin than overheat it.” When calling my prescription for insulin in, he way underestimated my three-month shipment size. His receptionist is short-tempered and (I can tell) tired of me calling the practice for follow-up. He ordered some bloodwork for my thyroid (I have a family history) and I was never called back with the results. He seemed really relieved when I said I’m not looking into CGMS right now and I get the feeling he’d hate having to fill out the paperwork if I said I wanted it.
Am I expecting too much? It is the first appointment, not the twentieth. My old endo was fabulous and always listened to what was going on in my life, was really encouraging no matter what - maybe I’m too accustomed to fantastic care and should get used to decent or good care.
On the other hand, I’ve been hearing really terrific things about another endo in town - apparently he’s extremely pump-savvy and willing to go the extra mile for his patients. Should I switch or should I give this first guy another chance? What do you all think?