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Thursday thoughts…

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

I agree with Marcus. When I have to do something that I don’t want to do and have negative thoughts, the experience is usually less than pleasant. But if I keep my thoughts positive, all is well. And it was the case yesterday.

I had a doctor’s appointment for my yearly wellness visit. The visit was with a new doctor. Not just new to me but recently finished with school and training. (She could be my granddaughter!) At first, I wondered if it was a good idea to see someone with so little experience. The practice does have several other doctors with experience and, I am sure they are there to help if needed. So, I went with a pretty positive attitude.

You know what! For the first time in a long time, I saw a doctor who spent more than ten minutes with me. I was in the exam room for forty minutes! She asked a lot of questions and listened to me. Then she asked if I had any questions. I did have a few. She listened to me and answered each one. She made some suggestions, and there will be another visit in a couple of months to follow up with those.

It was a good day!

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23 thoughts on “Thursday thoughts…

  1. I had the same experience with a dentist. She was just starting her practice and new to the area where I lived. She was the best dentist I ever had and I regret losing her when I moved away.

    1. This doctor asked if I wanted to call with a follow-up. I told her to just message me through the hospital patient portal unless there was something that needed explaining. She wrote the next day with the test results. It is kind of odd seeing a doctor so young.

  2. It is satisfying when the doctor is genuinely interested in us and our welfare. I’m glad she is such a doctor.

  3. Love the quote and it applies to your experience very well. Yes, sometimes you go in with trepidation and find out how wrong you were. I’m glad you’re happy with your new doctor.

    Have a fabulous day, Patricia. ♥

  4. Prospective is everything, approaching what’s new expecting a good outcome. Takes much practice to rid your mind of fear of the unknown. Thoughts can be tricky, playing peek-a-boo with our nervous system along with overall sanity.

    Glad you had a good experience. Sounds to me, she’s excited about her profession unlike older doctors who have grown jaded that quite often breeds carelessness and a worn out, bedside manner.

    1. I have been working on removing negative thought patterns. It makes such a difference! The only problem I see with her is that she will be so popular that it will be hard to get an appointment without scheduling way in advance. I do schedule the wellness visit a year in advance so that’s not a problem, but if I get sick, I would like to see her within a couple of days.

      1. I so understand. Important to trust who you see, and it’s hard these days to get someone to really listen to you. Looking at the good is a honed skill so I admire you removing negative thought patterns.

  5. Lucky you! I found an eye doc like that several years ago. Fresh out of school and highly motivated. He took a lot of time and answered questions. He was there for 3 or 4 years, then he left the practice. I didn’t connect well with his replacement so I changed practices but I still think of him.

    1. I have an eye doctor I really like and a great dentist. I was one of the first patients of the dentist. I have been seeing him for 28 years! Last time I saw him I told him that he cannot retire until I die.

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