How to address dismissive surgeon/doctor?
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I am sorry you are feeling neglected by your surgeon.
I do not know what kind of surgery you had. I feel that it is more important to have closer follow up with some procedures.
I think you would be best served by contacting the office and speaking with staff and telling them your concerns.
A nurse or other qualified staff members might be able to explain things or make you feel better about where you currently are. They would also be able to help you move up your appointment if you desire.
For the benefit of other patients, I assume you were saying that the surgeon was dismissive before surgery as it appears you haven't seen him after surgery. You should be very comfortable with your surgeon, his qualifications and style prior to surgery as it is likely to reflect his style post-operatively as well.
Please don't hesitate to call the office.
Try letter or email
You can try email, a letter, or talk to the nurse about your concerns if you are medically stable and have more questions.
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due to scheduling. You are in your first week of recovery. If you have a specific problem or question
which you feel you want your doctor to answer, call the office and request an appointment sooner than
5 weeks specifically to meet the doctor. I'm sure any officewould accomodate that request, and it
may not be that he is dismissive.
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