I don’t know if I’m fighting off the flu, anemic, or cursed with some rare disease that will end up being named after me (Kathleenemia? McGivneyitis?), but I’ve been feeling mighty crappy lately. Fortunately for my friends but unfortunately for my referral needs, nobody I know feels crappy enough to be able to refer me to a good doctor that deals with general crappiness. So, once again, I turn to the wonderful blogging.la readers and authors for help.
I’m looking for a general practitioner that has a holistic approach – I’ve got a handful of diverse symptoms, and so far, seeing specialists to deal with each symptom hasn’t solved anything (and may in fact have made things worse). I’d like a doctor that’ll try and find the root cause of the whole mess. Most importantly, I need a doctor that will listen to me and take my symptoms, experiences, and observations about the goings-on in my own body seriously. I am sick (heh) of doctors who don’t listen or who dismiss my concerns without addressing them.
So, does anyone have a great doctor they can recommend? Or is there a referral service that you know of in the L.A. area? The provider search that my insurance company provides just lists general information, and I’d like personal testimonials, if I can get ’em.