Finding the Right Doctor

4 min readDec 31, 2020

Keep Searching


For women of a certain age — and basically, I’m talking about any women over the age of 40 who aren’t interested in getting pregnant — finding a good doctor is more impossible than finding a needle in a haystack.

At least with the damned haystack, if you’ve been told to search for a needle, there’s a chance that there actually is one stuck in there amongst all that hay.

There’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to find a good doctor either in your neighborhood or in your insurance network. Or that you’ll be able to afford the one you do find.

I’m here to tell you: Keep searching.

I know you’re tired, and that’s part of the problem that you’d like to address. I know that you might feel as if you have brain fog and can’t keep thinking critically about your health. I understand that it’s possible that your last doctor implied that you were a hypochondriac for even asking about such things and you felt so bad you didn’t sleep for three nights.

I get it. It’s awful and exhausting and debilitating and humiliating.

Keep searching. There are good doctors out there. But it’s a long, hard haul to find them.

You need to find a doctor who’s willing to prescribe based on symptoms, and not just test results.




Leah Cutter sold her first short story back in 1997, and continues to write and sell both her fiction and non-fiction. She supports herself with her writing.