I'm having a difficult time focusing on today's blogging challenge prompt, which is about the best approach when it's time to move onto a new doctor. The reason being that yesterday afternoon I received a notice by mail from my doctor's office that he was leaving the practice and that I was being randomly assigned to a new doc.
This has completely thrown me. I was just getting established with this new doc, who I really liked and now I don't even know what's going on. And, of course, I can't seem to reach a person at the office.
Oddly enough, I'm being forced to move on when I don't want to.
BUT, more often we find ourselves making the decision to move on for various reasons. When this happens I tend to take one of two approaches depending on how involved I am with the doc.
Approach 1: Just search out a new doc, make an appointment and never return to or give reason to the old doc. I do this when I've only seen a doc for a short time or if they have done something really unacceptable to me. I just feel like it's not worth the effort to try to explain myself.
Approach 2: Have a conversation with the old doc. If I have had a good working relationship with a doc and respect their opinion I will ask them to suggest a next step with me, another doc to go see. I figure any doc worth their salt won't have a problem with this.
What approach do you take?
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