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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

my nephew he, finding a family physician,my couch5k niece

my nephew he did not fall into the tank
my nephew he would not go down the hole to get the rock
my nephew he enjoyed the filming though
may be will do a sequel

mom he is ok

still have a 2 ft x 6 inch limestone rock in my water tank
any suggestions on how to get it out?

my librarian niece she was looking to find a general practitioner
a general practitioner is some one who did not finish a residency program
and is not board certified

my niece she wants to find a family physician  a family medicine doctor
or a family practice doctor

have talked to a  lot of patients about the process they used

my niece she should look in her insurance companies list of family
physicians and find those in a convenient location for her
the insurance company will also do a rating of the family physician but there
will be no bad ratings on that list
dont just stop there though!

if they are on the list they are board certified (finished a 3 year residency program
and passed a national exam and  recertifies every 7 years as well as does
at least 50 hours of continuing medical education each year  as well as does
15 hours of family medicine board required testing each year)

my niece she should then use that list and ask family, friends and coworkers for
recommendations from that list
my niece she then should use the internet to evaluate those names that she has
remembering that any one can post things on these web sites
but will get a general feel for the physician

my wife she sees a specialist that she really likes a lot
if your check the websites on the specialist she has a lot of high ratings
and also has a lot of low ratings
refer a lot of patients to the specialist but know not to send her
patients that are non compliant as they are the ones that get mad

my niece she should also check the states medical board web site to see if
there has been a problem with the physician in the past

my niece she should then have a good idea of whether the physician on her list
is someone she wants to see

some patients like to see a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant
a nurse practitioner has a bachelors degree in nursing and has then done
a two or  three year training program
a physician assistant has a bachelors degree and has done a three year training program

when evaluating them need to also check out their supervising physician as you
may have to see the supervising physician occasionally

my niece she should not transfer a lot of records to the new physician
but should do a one page summary of her medical history to include what
reason she is in for  significant medical problems  surgical history
medications both prescription and over the counter      allergies
and a list of specialist she sees and why
usually on first visit patients will  fill out a medical history form

see an earlier blog on what to bring to the physician office for visits
(can google search it on this blog)

good luck to my librarian niece she

my couch5k niece got more inspiration when she read about a 92 year old
lady that just finished a 5k race

the organicgeen doctor

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