Finding the Right Doctor

Leah
4 min readDec 31, 2020

Keep Searching

caduceus

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

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.