In like Flynn

Hubs went to see his longtime family doctor this morning, Dr. S. When I'd tried to get an appointment with him shortly after we moved here they said he was no longer accepting new patients. He was full up, and had been for a while. I asked Hubs if he would try to help me when he saw Dr. S. today. Dr. S. has a great reputation, and while we're trying to get conceive we'd like to have the same family doctor. So Hubs mentioned it to him, and Dr. S. agreed to see me too! In fact, he said that's the whole joy of being a family practitioner, and that he's excited to work with us on trying to start our family.

I'm in! And the truly wonderful thing about setting down roots is that Dr. S. could be my doctor for the better part of the rest of my life. Someone who will come to know me, and who already knows my husband and his parents. I feel like this is a really good thing for us. I'm not sure why it's so important to me, but it is.

 

14 comments:

Sprite's Keeper said...

Yuck, my company is changing insurance carriers so I have to find a new doctor even though I really like my old one. I'm glad you like the doctor you're going with. And you had an in!

12:41 PM
~Jennifer~ said...

Yay! I'm so glad for you. It's nice to have a doctor like that.

1:06 PM
Danifred said...

I think it's really important to have a doctor you trust and who knows you well. Finding a good match is almost like finding a friend or a boyfriend/ husband. Okay, maybe that's a little much, but it's still important!

1:16 PM
alison said...

That's so exciting! I don't think I can call us settled yet. I still feel very much in limbo even though we bought a house, have 2 dogs, have steady jobs here, etc. etc. etc. I feel very much in flux still.

2:20 PM
steenky bee said...

It's the little victories like this that make my day. You know, like when you jump in the shower and you actually can squeeze out enough conditioner to make it through this rinse? You know it's gonna be a good day. Congrats!

2:21 PM
DeeMarie said...

That's great!! I just switched Drs. and I LOVE my new one. It's such an important part of life. Congrats!

2:33 PM
HeatherPride said...

I understand! I just got a primary care doc last year - my first official doctor since I was a kid! I know!!! Other than my GYN, I had been using Urgent Care as my primary care headquarters for YEARS. Isn't that horrible? I feel so grown up now!

2:49 PM
Cat said...

I've been looking for my Dr. S since I moved to MN.

3:03 PM
mommy2twinkies-Deb said...

Family healthcare is very important. It was one like that that got us aware of my husband's illness--just from an indication of a low vitamin level. It's important because you feel you've made a connection in this new place.

3:06 PM
Ally said...

The right doctor is *hugely* important. I totally get why you would want to have Dr. S as your primary. I'm glad you were finally able to squeeze in!

3:55 PM
Bob said...

Okay..I know I'm way down on the comment list now, but what was really cool is that my family doctor in Indiana was also in school with me growing up. I knew his family (his mom was my den mother in Cub scouts) and his family knew mine. He's still a doctor there, but alas, now I'm in Michigan and he's still in Indiana. My parents still go to him, they are in their upper 70s now. He is about 56-57 I'd guess. Small town life is still alive, if you just leave big cities and realize their is another world out there. What's wrong with Mayberry?

10:17 PM
Trish said...

A doctor like that becomes part of the family - that's why it's important to you!

btw . . . I posted my award and returned the bloggy-love :)

10:01 AM
Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

How wonderful for you! My daughter goes to the same pediatrician that I went to from the day I was born until the day I graduated college - he has several "second generation" babies, and I feel totally comfortable and safe putting my daughter in his care.

{{hugs}}
Steph

6:26 PM
Bina said...

Yea! I'm really happy for you and I hope things start working out really soon!

10:14 AM