Friday, October 5, 2012

TTC Update- Need advice

I promise I'll update on the other 2 days of my trip to Montana soon, but I have come to a hurdle in my ttc journey that I need to figure out how to jump over.

My annual exam was originally scheduled for some time last month, but I ended up having to reschedule it for Oct 17. That's about 2 weeks from now. Yesterday I got a call from the Dr office and I thought they were calling to ask me about a bill I still owe money on. When I answered it was my nurse and she sounded strange. She asked if I had heard the news. I told her no and she then told me that my doctor had died 2 weeks previous. I was and still am in shock.

What I read on the clinic's website was that he was 61 and passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was not old by any means and I am just having a hard time processing this. The nurse went ahead and scheduled my annual with another Dr in the office since I am overdue and she asked if I wanted her to forward my records to an RE in Dallas that my Dr regarded highly. Apparently he is the only Dr my Dr would refer patients to if they were beyond his help.

I went ahead and made a new patient appointment for the end of this month, but I have a few problems. First of all, Dallas is a LONG way for me to drive for appointments. It would take me at least 3 hours to get there. If he can really help me and my boss is willing to work with me then I can deal with that.  The main thing that concerns me is the HORRIBLE reviews he has gotten from patients. I've been visiting my best friend Google and doing some research and it has me a bit nervous.

I wouldn't normally give the name of a Dr I am or plan on seeing, but I really want to know if anyone has any experience with this Dr.  His name is Dr. Brian D Barnett at the Plano Fertility Center.  He is supposed to have a really high success rate, but extremely bad bedside manner. The main complaint from patients is that they were being treated like dollar signs instead of humans. A lot of people complained that he would walk in when at the first appointment and give an order for  treatment and meds without even talking to the patients first.

I just really don't know how to go about finding another Dr. I'm afraid that any Dr I go to is going to make me start over from scratch instead of picking up where my Dr left off. I know I complained about my Dr, but I really did like him and now I'm sure I'm really going to miss him helping me. He did get me this far.

I need some advice about this new Dr or how to go about finding another. I know there are non close to me and I'm going to have to travel at least an hour and a half from home no matter who I see.

I'm so confused! Please help!

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