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 🤦♀️ 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 👩⚕️, 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 👩⚕️ since I’m hyper-coalaguble…
Luckily I got appointments with their offices, no problems 🙏🏾
After my appointments got dinner and boba 🧋 with a good friend to 1) let the traffic die down (and it did 😄) 2) Know he works in the area 🤗