Yes and no both. This MD has been right on 99% since I started seeing him about 8 years ago. That impresses me about him. He got me through the gastro-by-pass, all the qualifying, then the preparations for the plastic surgery operationss in Costa Rica, very helpful, very. He is busy, all the time, but I can always get an appointment and he knows me. The blind spot is that he is extremely thin, has been all his life according to him, and has absolutely no idea of my trauma in this area.
Oh and once he did not explain why he wanted some tests. I did not do the tests and had serious trouble. I ended up in a hospital in PA for a couple weeks, operations and upper GI and lower GI, internal bleeding to collapse. He was extremely angry about that. I had not understood the importance of the tests he had ordered, so I did not do them. I am not one to just follow orders I have not verified or that have not been explained, actually both. He is a no-nonsense kind of person, I like that, and practice's no nonsense medicine.
I really want somebody effective and direct, not a baby sitter. You have no idea how difficult it is to find a doctor here and especially more like one who takes my HMO. Another heads up, I have no family except for my husband and young son, and another son in the ARmy. My friends have all died off in the neighborhood or moved away when Pan AM closed in '91 and most have not kept in touch, anyway, a doctor in another state is not much good for me.
Diet doctors are just too expensive and not covered by most insurance either . Truth. There is nothing that anybody can tell me that I don't already know except Why on earth I keep on eating, over eating, grazing, when I am technically full of food. I have the experience and knowledge to create perfect diets, balanced, excellent nutrition, etc etc. I just do not have the ability to stay on one myself. This is the nightmare
reality that led me to the surgeon and the gastro by pass in the first place.
My problem is in my head and lack of ability to limit food intake. I keep searching my own mind for the answer almost all the time. Comparing my thinking at past times when I was so successful at being able to just go without food and feel fine about it to now. Trying to open the window to my soul, so to speak, about this with me.