Re-establishing care with my providers in a pandemic πŸ˜·…

One of the hardest things about the pandemic 😷 is it makes an already fragmented healthcare system even more fragmented… When the pandemic 😷 began, I hadPhysical therapy (PT) 2 times per week AND doctor visits. Once the pandemic started (rightfully so), it all had to stop. In my household, we have 2 stroke survivors, a person with asthma, and a newborn… 😨 We knew we had to be careful!

Now that majority is vaccinated, maybe it’s time to go back… It required phone calls (placed during business hours), re-authorizations, and remembering πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ all my providers…

I knew if I wanted to do this… I for sure need to see my 1) primary care provider (PCP) 2) neurologist 3) hematologist.

Your PCP is your regular doctor πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ, presumably they know you well… I only began seeing mines last year… So were still building our relationship!

Not everyone requires the attention of a neurologist, but my history (Hx) of strokes makes it do I NEED one. A neurologist is like a PCP with added expertise of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

A hematologist is like a PCP with added expertise on blood (especially blood disorders). I need to see πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ since I’m hyper-coalaguble…

Luckily I got appointments with their offices, no problems πŸ™πŸΎ

After my appointments got dinner and boba πŸ§‹ with a good friend to 1) let the traffic die down (and it did πŸ˜„) 2) Know he works in the area πŸ€—

Published by Listen with Precious

Filipino-American πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Stroke survivor πŸ‘πŸ½ @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 ❀️ HR 🎧 audio listener! πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦½

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