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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

How Things Change

At one time, a visit to your doctor (now called a primary care physician) led to an exam, some discussion, and any recommendations they felt was required. It was a one-on-one experience, which, in my opinion, was necessary for the best in healthcare. 

Today, you're more than likely to visit with a nurse practitioner. Many are more than competent, and can offer excellent advise. There is a problem: they may not have any responsibility for the office they use, and if they leave, your prescriptions may require trying to contact the office for refills. That, and you may find no efforts were made to have your healthcare placed into the care of another nurse practitioner. Otherwise, you fall through the cracks, and the doctor that supervises their practice may not even know you exist. 

I've had two nurse practitioners leave the clinic where my doctor practices over the last 8 years. Both left without passing on my information to another practitioner, and during the pandemic, one prescribed antibiotics for Bell's Palsy instead of an antiviral medication that is required. That, and that last visit with the last one that left was a teleconference, since actually visiting the doctor was too far into the future. 

With the current push to inject a dangerous medication for a virus that is only dangerous to a small percentage of people there is more of a danger when going to the doctor. Where in the past risks were not taken lightly, today medical professionals blindly follow procedures created by those that really don't care about your health. Pharmaceutical companies lie about their medications, bureaucrats create hardships for those that are cautious about procedures, and people suffer from what can only be described as evil or ignorance. 

I have no idea where this will all end up, but know being cautious, diligent, and refusing to blindly accept a diagnosis is more than necessary.  Treatments can be deadly, and many of the medications prescribed may create more problems than they cure.


  1. Our healthcare system has taken a nosedive. Not only the dr. and nurse practitioner setup but the hospital as well. My wife was admitted about 2 weeks ago. It was an absolute nightmare for her. When family was there we took care of her. But our visiting hours were restricted because of this covid bullcrap. So for 16 hours a day she was alone. And the care by nurses dropped dramatically when we weren't there. She is on hospice now, and at home. They are much nicer people. More compassionate.

    1. I don't see the professional attitude, or compassion, that's demanded for healthcare workers. Some have it, but too many don't. In a hospital setting, that's unconscionable.

  2. You simply have to take action in your own care, because in 2023, you are an economic asset to the medical world, not a patient.

    1. Yes. We're the commodity of pain and suffering. Most of the medical profession is scrambling for our insurance money, and the money is good.

  3. Hey its Rob @ Lakewood..My blogg is be a liberal right. Won't let me do things the right way. We have used the same clinic for 8 years. They have a app they use called MY CHART. Know matter which Dr we use with this health system, they can read our charts. I can check my refills, see test results, and send msg to my Dr.

  4. Been in healthcare 45 years. Have constantly heard how horrible American healthcare is....yet somehow in all that time the amount of work I have to do has NEVER diminished. It's almost as if the people bitching about healthcare are still going to see doctors. Funny how that is. Best healthcare advice in the world is eat right, exercise more, avoid bad habits and don't go to seedy places after dark. Can work wonders for extending your life span.