Thursday, February 4, 2016

My Psychiatrist Is Retiring

She said my case had pushed her to the brink and it was either quit, or commit suicide.  "Chicken," I said.

Ha, no.  She is retiring, but as she put it "because she'd been promoted to grandmother."  She sent all of her clients a letter last month and gave us six months notice.  She was so generous with the notice time because she acknowledges the psychiatric shortage in our area.  I saw her yesterday, Feb. 3, probably for the last time, although a May appointment was scheduled for me, she wants me seeing a different mental health care provider by then. 

When I told her I hadn't made an appointment with anybody yet, she pulled out a printout and circled some doctors' names, and crossed out others.  The third psychiatrist she recommended for me was "telepsychiatry."  I never heard of it before.



It looks a little odd, but I think I could get used to it. Being the provider, I mean.

It'd be cool to have, like, Alfred Hitchcock for a telepsychiatrist.

I'm willing to try it to see if it helps.  I'd better see the same shrink every time, or fuck that shit.  That would seem like customer service more than healthcare provision.

Soon, we'll be talking to robots instead of humans.  Maybe we already are.     

3 comments:

lizardmom said...

seems like whenever we find a compatible match, they leave us too soon. it's hard to find just the right fit when it comes to any kind of doctor. I really like my primary doc. If she would ever leave, I would not look for a replacement here in Racine. I've grown too fond of Franklin, I would look for someone there.

Tender Heart Bear said...

I like my doctor here in Racine she is really nice and very helpful. I have never had a problem with her and when I come down sick I do not have to go in to see her she just sends a prescription to the pharmacy for me. She is also the one that told me to see my knee surgeon.

Daddy Orbs I am sorry to hear about your doctor I know how much you really liked her and how much she has helped you.

Tricky Dicky said...

Here's a robot for ya Orbs:

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