|Just not a good match.|
Today, I broke up with
I'm not convinced he's not a good doctor, but he's not a good fit for me. He has been seeing me for two months to help me prepare for another baby, but I don't think he knows anything about me. Our appointments last less than 5 minutes, he gives me vaguely shaming advice to lose weight, "start" exercising, stop being diabetic. He has never asked me whether I exercise, what I eat, what I do to control my diabetes. He has made assumptions about my lifestyle based on my appearance, which does not help me become healthier.
A few hours ago, I could have ranted about this, used much profanity. However, I am not going to let this bad visit with an inattentive doctor eat at me any longer. I can take action to resolve the situation, I have requested a new doctor.
I am extremely compliant with medical treatments, I keep appointments, I do research and ask questions. I need partners, a team of professionals to advise me. I need doctors who appreciate partnership, are willing to communicate with me and each other. We should have realistic goals, and I should be a main stakeholder in setting those goals. I know there are doctors who work this way because all of the other doctors on my team do!