I hope that this isn't considered to be too controversial of a topic, but, now that I have your attention...
I tore my ACL Dec 21 and will need to have a knee reconstruction done soon, however, during the diagnostic process and clinic visits, I came away each time feeling that my OS, while seeming to be reasonably competent, was always short, and at times, very abrupt. I had to dig for answers, and, in general, he had poor bedside manners. It seemed like the ortho ward at my clinic was always operating in a rather harried and disorganized manner, though it didn't look very busy there during my visits. ..
Well, I decided to do some checking, and found some Dr. ratings/comments websites, and lo, there were some comments on my guy, from more than one website. They seemed to reinforce my gut feelings(and then some), which is eroding my confidence in following up with him. I haven't scheduled a surgery date yet, but I will need to do it soon, probably after finding someone else to perform the operation.
My question is this - What's the proper way to deal with switching my surgeon/clinic? I know that many would just silently 'drop' him/her, and this may be the norm, but this is at my regular clinic where I see my GP, so, while it's unlikely my actions will be noticed by anyone other than the ortho dept,(larger suburban clinic) I'm looking to follow proper protocol, if it applies in this situation. I don't want my GP(who is an excellent practitioner) to start looking at me funny the next time I see him, in case he finds out about my 'change of heart'.
So, is there a proper way to 'dump your doc'?