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Gratitude 2/17/2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

I had my annual physical this AM, I checked out pretty much okay. I have been going to the same doctor for 20 years and I really like her. I am so grateful that I found someone who really gets me. She is up on every study. I can ask any question and get a plausible answer. She always explains things to me and takes the time to really find out what ails me. Usually, it's nothing. I am an incredibly healthy 65-year-old but she is so far away from where I live and work and traffic is getting so heavy around here.

Next year on medicare I already have a closer more hooked together medical service called the Palo Alto medical foundation (PAMF) that I am eyeing. Leaving my current Dr. will be difficult but this new place has a geriatrics group and specialists for my eye issues and a bunch of other things and they are within walking distance of my house. It is a conundrum!
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    Good luck as your reach the decision that works best for you!!!
    1514 days ago
    I like SMACG61's suggestion of getting to know the new doctor at the new medical center first, before you cut all ties to your old doc. If you decide to stay with your old one, there may still be a possibility of using the new center's other services. Medicare allows a lot of leeway for specialists. And remember, you'll be retired with lots more time for that commute.
    1522 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    You have been so luck to have a great doctor for so long. Having someone you trust is so important especially at this point in our lives. But, to be able to walk there is pretty nice. I know you will make the right decision for you.
    1523 days ago
    That is a conundrum. Can you meet with the doc you would see at the new clinic before you decide? I've moved so often that even witness protection can't find me so I'm used to switching doctors but it must be a daunting prospect after 20 years!
    1523 days ago
    You live in the same part of the world that I do you are just a little south I live north of SF. I just retired a year ago at age 67. Life is so different after retirement. Good luck on your weight loss journey.
    1523 days ago
    sounds like a nice plan
    1523 days ago
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