Today I had my first visit with my new civilian PCM and I cannot get over the difference in care already! Granted, I have had some awesome military doctors over the years and I absolutely adore my current military oncologist and Jacey’s ped but I have had some rough experiences with PCM’s since we have been here. I’ve had a PCM close the door and verbally berate me because I wouldn’t accept a diagnosis of asthma (and guess what, no one else has ever before or since suggested that). I have had a PCM take 2 months to get me the results of an abnormal pelvic u/s that called for further testing, even with my history (and after me asking about them at the 1 month mark), refusal to treat issues, etc, etc.
It was weird though, since I have not been in civilian family practice care since 1999. I didn’t know how to act when I got a routine, non-urgent appointment in only 2 days and then didn’t have to wait an hour past my appointment time to be seen.