The Day Ahead

United States
November 28, 2017 8:14am CST
Well I have been to my Psychiatrist and Family Dr. already this month so it seems fitting that I will be seeing my Pulmonary Dr. today. I have to see him regularly to keep me getting medications. Oddly I have considered looking for one closer to home but am hesitant because both of the Dr.s I go out of town for are ones I've been going to for years. Here is my question to you. How far is too far to go for a Dr.? I'll see you when I return from the Dr. and see what people think.
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@UncleJoe (8641)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
28 Nov
That would depend on whether it was snowing or not. LOL I too am now in the group where I have to see a variety of doctors. Everything from Pain Management to Cardiology. I don't see my shrink anymore because he demanded that I pay my bill in full. He must think I'm crazy!
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@FourWalls (10114)
• United States
28 Nov
I think it depends on what's wrong. If "the nation's best (whatever)" is 100-200 miles away I'll go (provided the insurance will cover it ) if it's necessary. Otherwise, across town is far enough for me.
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• United States
28 Nov
@FourWalls In that case I guess I better stay with these guys!
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@LoriAMoore (10213)
• United States
28 Nov
Well, I stick with the ones within about 5 miles of my house in the suburbs. I won't go downtown to see a doctor with parking garages, street parking, etc.
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@m_audrey6788 (11509)
• Germany
28 Nov
We usually choose Dr. near our place in order to go there comfortably and on time
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@Corbin5 (82262)
• United States
28 Nov
Most doctors here are very close by in our suburb or in neighboring suburbs so we do not need to go far. I do like one doctor whose office is in Oak Park, IL, and it takes 34 minutes to get to his office, but I only see him twice a year. Around here, 34 minutes is a long drive to a doctor.
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@sjvg1976 (14716)
• Delhi, India
28 Nov
I don't prefer a doctor far away from my place as it's a risk if I have some severe health issues.
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