I have been meaning to put together this blog post for awhile.
As you know, we are truly blessed with Lucy's surgeon, Dr. Lee Segal at Phoenix Children's Hospital.
He has made a very bad situation a little more tolerable. Trusting someone with your child is a big deal. I am going to write PCH a letter telling them what a wonderful doctor he has been to Lucy. They are a lucky hospital to have him there.
I think it's so important for us, as parents, to give credit where credit is due. Many doctors, especially surgeons, have a bad reputation for poor bedside manner, for being hours late for appointments, and for not educating the parents about what is happening to their child.
BUT, like I said, I truly feel like the luckiest mom in the world. God led us to Dr. Segal, no doubt about it. I felt so comfortable with him on our first visit. He was with us for quite awhile, explained things perfectly, and was up front and honest from the beginning.
Now, is the feeling mutual?! Probably not! HA! He told me, 'Karen, you ask questions that no other parent has ever asked me before...' I am sure I drive him crazy, but he knows me by now... he knows to just go with it. :)
There are a number of sites that you can 'rate your doctor.'
The good, the bad and the ugly ratings.
How nice would it be to be able to shout from the rooftops about how wonderful your doctor is, and how much they have helped your child? Or, if you weren't happy with a doctor, shout that from the rooftops also! The internet is amazing, and it's critical in today's society... Finding a competent doctor SHOULD be easy, right?! WRONG! It's hard as heck! It's hard to find someone that you and your child click with...
So come on moms and dads, let's help out others by recommending a great doctor.
So please, pass this on!
RATE your doctor. Rate your surgeon. Rate your physical therapist.
If we all do this, we could help some other family find a great doctor... or potentially steer clear of a doctor that we felt wasn't a good fit.
(Not all the available ratings or rankings sites provide correct information. It's up to us patients to figure out which ones are most useful as we judge a doctor's competence to diagnose and treat us.)
Here are a few sites!
Let's do this!!!!!
DR SCORE CARD--- Australia, UK and Canada too!