Just to be entirely clear I'm not looking for medical advice.
spool32 and I recently moved from the Austin, TX area to the Charlotte, NC area and that naturally meant I needed to quickly find new doctors. I've been beating my head against this issue since mid-August. The noise to sound ratio online is awful and twice now I've found doctors with multiple 5-star reviews on more than one site only to discover they either won't treat me ("we're sorry, Dr. Idiot doesn't feel comfortable working with people with your diagnosis")
or only actually know how to treat Normals* ("We're sorry, Dr. Asshat doesn't feel comfortable writing prescriptions, but we're happy to refer to to several specialists you don't need to see that juts happen to also be in our health care network...")
"normals" is a term used, occasionally disparagingly, by people who live with chronic illnesses to describe people who do not live with chronic illnesses. Also, the quotes are very, very close to verbatim.
So, I'm trying to figure out how to actually find a doctor. I'm particularly looking for a GP/PCP, preferably a D.O. My amazingly wonderful doctor for the last nearly 15 years is a D.O. - unfortunately, he's the one we left back in TX and, nope, he doesn't have any recommendations for this part of the country. Also, the only doctor I do like here so far is a neurologist who is a D.O. - unfortunately, she's also a recent transplant here and didn't have any suggestions for how to find a new PCP.
I'm not coy about my conditions or the medications I take, if you feel that's relevant please say so and feel free to ask me whatever.
Bel looks like a badass bitch that's kept an unruly house in line through sheer force of will