My doctor has just retired, so I have the lovely task of finding a new doc. I know there are lots of desirable traits for a doctor, but I'm particularly looking for someone who can deal somewhat with my ME. This is the statement I've come up with. I'd love some feedback and suggestions for this.
If a new patient comes in with diabetes, you have an understanding of what that means, and are familiar with the treatment approaches. You also know the myriad ways that patient’s body is likely to differ from that of a healthy person. This knowledge affects your treatment of any medical problem that patient has.
I have ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.) This is a chronic disease that affects most systems in my body. Research is ongoing as to the treatment of ME. But there is a large body of knowledge about the basic physiology of this disease.
If I bring you information from credible medical sources, are you willing to read and consider the material? Will you consider my ME when treating other health issues that I have?
If I bring you information from credible medical sources as to treatments for ME, are you willing to consider those treatments?
What do you think? One thing I'm not sure of is the phrase "the basic physiology of this disease". I mean what's happening in the body, but am not sure this is the correct term.