In the past few weeks I have seen a lot of doctors. So many that I've been thinking a lot about their personalities, advice, ability to really listen and more. Let's review:
Dr. L.B. - OBGYN - Female. I love her. She hears me, and is concerned about my well being as well as Andrey's. She refers to herself by first and last name, not Dr. _____. I think she's a real person. We see her at every regular OB check up.
Dr. A.A. Perinatologist - Female. I REALLY love her. I think she is smart, kind and funny. She takes time with me. I've called her in panic mode twice and she always calls right back. She is calm and informative, while not overwhelming. She will be delivering little Andrey come January. We couldn't be in better hands. She also refers to herself by first and last name.
Dr. T.L. ER Doctor - Male. This guy was old, and kind. I'm not sure he really heard anything I said to him. I waited about 6 hours for him to come see me, and was dismissed fairly quickly. Not a bad guy, just not what I needed.
Dr. K.B. Neurologist - Female. This lady was C.O.L.D. when I first met her. I was so nervous after about 10 minutes with her. I felt like she wanted me to remember EVERY detail of every headache I'd had since birth. And when I couldn't, she was irritated. She did warm up to me, but it was slow. She refers to herself as Dr. ______. No first name here!
Dr. J. A. Family Practice - Male. Great personality! This guy made me laugh and feel comfortable talking to him. The downside to this was it did make me question whether he was hearing me. But I never felt like he was inconvenienced by seeing me, and I was there on a Friday close to 4:00.
Dr. S. R. Pediatric Surgeon - Male. This guy is the cream of the crop. People come from all over the country to have him preform surgery on their kids. We are honored and blessed he lives in our state! He was honest, detailed and talked to us like adults. That's nice because we look like we're 10. I asked him about 367 questions, and he patiently answered them all. If your baby needs surgery, he's the guy!
Dr. L. J. Opthamologist - Female. Really nice, took a lot of time to help me. My eyes have been really messed up, and she made sure to listen to everything I said. She tried several lenses on me, and wanted me to see as best as I could. She actually explained why I see the way I see. Really great doctor!
After all these visits, I think I like doctors more than I realized. I think they sometimes have NO idea what to say, but that's okay. All in all, it's really quite wonderful to live in a country where we have specialists in every field at our fingertips.