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How to choose a doctor as a hypochondriac?
« on: January 11, 2014, 02:08:37 PM »
So I've finally gotten around to getting health insurance.  I haven't seen a doctor for any sort of check-ups in about about 2 years, and there are some things that I am overdue for. 

Anyone have any advice on finding a doctor who will be sensitive to health anxiety?  I'm pretty afraid of doctors too.  Any advice is appreciated!
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Re: How to choose a doctor as a hypochondriac?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 05:09:41 PM »
This is a great and really difficult question. I want a doctor who listens to me and takes me seriously, however I also need someone who won't give in to every ache and pain I have...I truly think it's trial and error
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Re: How to choose a doctor as a hypochondriac?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 08:19:35 AM »
Personally, I would call some doctors and tell them the truth.  You're looking for a new doctor and one of your known issues is hypochondria and you want to know their experience with hypochondriacs and their attitude towards them.

Once a doc accepts you as a patient they don't/can't tell you to get lost but they don't have to take you as a patient to begin with so the more doc and patient know about each other before hand, the better.
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