Looking for a good OLD SCHOOL Doctor

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    Graciano
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    This post is using my husbands user name. I am 66 years old and ever since around 40 most of, no, all of my Doctors have retired (how dare they do that!).
    Since then I have not been able to find one single Doctor that in my words is a good old school doctor, you know the ones that care about their patients, listen to their patients, figure out what is ailing them without the first words coming out of their mouths is “well lets try this pill”. My question is, is there any of those Doctors left in this world or are we all reduced to going with their prescribed wonder pills that really don’t do anything but mask the problem? I know there are pills that do cure and are needed but to me the majority don’t.
    Please recommend your Doctor if you think they fit what I am looking for.West Seattle/Burien area preferred
    Thank you.

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    #1034176

    susieq29
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    Dr. Dagg at Swedish (right near Petco in the junction) is old school in the sense that he doesn’t prescribe pills if he doesn’t have to. Most I’ve gotten from him is a regiment of ibuprofen for a week and see if that cures my pain. Usually does. I like this about him.

    On the flip side, he is part of a corporation that needs “billables” so in my experience, while he is very nice, he also doesn’t spend as much time with me as I’d like. Might just be me though.

    #1034177

    JMurphy
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    Clare Cloutier at CHI Franciscan on Fauntleroy is the best. She sits down with you, actually looks at you, listens to you and helps you decide what the best way to proceed is. She never looks at the clock or rushes you in and out of her office.

    #1034188

    Graciano
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    JMurphy, Claire is actually the PA to the Doctor I am currently seeing and I saw her once and she is a very good PA but she has to report everything to the Doctor so this won’t work! :>) but thank you.

    #1034191

    Graciano
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    SusieQ, That is one of my “other complaints” that the Doctor’s nowadays only want to allot you 15mins. not that I want to be there all day but really 15mins while you wait up to 1/2hr or more for the Doctor to even come into the room.

    #1034222

    Sue
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    If you’re willing to see a naturopath, I would highly recommend Neighborhood Naturopathic, which is a WSB sponsor. Here is a blog post about them from last month:
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    Neighborhood Naturopathic: Welcome, new WSB sponsor!


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    I see Dr Taylor who is a little bit hard to get into, but I’ve also seen Dr. Middleman and Dr. Doterro. They have varying appointment times based on whether it’s a simple, acute condition, or a more complex one. I usually book a 45-minute appointment to really be heard and I really love that they’re not just shoving meds at you (unless needed) and also ask questions about everything going on in your life in a holistic approach.

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