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Two doctors, two rhuematologist, should I pick one or go to both?

Jun 26, 2018 8:04 PM

So my doctor wanted to me to get a colonoscopy done(since it's been 10year since I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis). So, I went for my consultation with the gastro surgeon and I told him my symptoms and he said I don't need it so he made me an appointment with a rheumatologist. A week later I went back to my doctor to get pain medication cuz I had been taking ibeprofen and tylonel (which didn't help at all) so the doc gave me prescription ibeprofen and amsaid to take Tylenol with it ( still doesn't work) anyways I told my doc that the gastro surgeon said i didn't have to be checked and that he made me an appointment to see a rheumatologist ( the doc seemed pissed off in a way) Anyways about 2 weeks after that I got a call from another rheumatologist saying that my doc made me an appointment with another rheumatologist.so now I have 2 appointments, one on July 3rd and the other on the 5th...my question is, should I got to both? My thoughts are getting two perspectives of what they might suggest or do might be a good idea. What are your thoughts?

Jun 28, 2018 1:41 PM

Doctors especially specialists are like two male dogs pissing on the same tree. They will double order a ton of the same tests that your insurance will surely question. I would pick one for now. After you have testing you have every right to seek a second opinion. Only at that point would I see the other doctor then pick one or the other. That would not cause any issues at that point.

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