Why Would U S A Doctor Be A W O L

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  1. SuiDhaaga

    SuiDhaaga Platinum IL'ite

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    There is a Dermatologist near my home. After COVID he did Telemedicine.

    When I had question for him 2 months ago the office said the Dermatologist is neither in the clinic, nor doing Telemedicine. No one knew when he was going to return.

    Now I have a re-occurring rash on my upper arms (so much for wearing a sleeveless saree blouse!). When I tried contacting the Dermatologist, the front desk still says he is neither in the clinic, nor doing Telemedicine.

    Something smells fishy!!!!

    When I selected a far-away Dermatologist to do Telemedicine, she suggested seeing a local Dermatologist. But the local Dermatologists are too far away for me. Plus certain places I must pass through have higher COVID rates, and crimes are on the rise.

    I am frustrated. Why on Earth would a Dermatologist not come into the office, and not do Telemedicine for 2 months. And how could the office NOT KNOW when the Dermatologist is returning?

    My venting!
     
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  2. MalStrom

    MalStrom IL Hall of Fame

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    The doctor may have simply chosen to take a long leave, or may not be seeing certain patients especially if you are not a regular patient.
    If he has an independent practice he is free to set his hours and choose his cases. There is nothing suspicious about that. I would move on to a different provider.
     
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    SuiDhaaga Platinum IL'ite

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    Darn it ----I would hope he'd send a letter to his patients. I was a regular.

    One Doctor from my past mailed her patients that she was relocating ----- and I visited her at her new location.

    Alas ..... he was down-to-Earth and knowledgeable. And the clinic respected Patient's time. What a wonderful way to honor someone by respecting their time.
     
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    Nothing fishy about it.
    Maybe this doctor has some health issue that puts him at risk for COVID and doesn't want to risk it by coming back to work, just a thought to consider.
     
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    Ahhhh, I hope he is ok.....
     

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