Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Say AHHH

Grandma J doesn't know if she ever told you how she fired her primary care doctor back in February of 2008, but right after she said "you're fired", he left his HMO and retreated to another state where he originally came from.


Grandma J didn't fire him because he was a bad doctor, but because he called her controlling. In your wildest imagination, could you ever envision Grandma J being controlling? OK, scratch that question.


No amount of subservient behavior from Grandma J could convince the good Dr. that she was not controlling, so she conceded and proved him right in her best Donald Trump voice....complete with pointed finger.....You're fired.




So, fast forward a year, and Grandma J jumps ship and leaves the HMO for a private practice primary care doctor because her insurance is portable and Lord knows Grandma J's whole life is pretty portable.


AND.......This is basically what Grandma J wanted from the get-go when she arrived in Central Texas.


Now, she is willing to share her secret on finding the perfect primary care physician. Are you getting excited?


1. Stub your toe on the bleachers at a youth baseball game, and be sure to scream at the top of your lungs.


2. Just in case everyone ignores you no one hears you over the roar of the out of control parents cheering, limp around in front of the snack bar with a grimace on your face.


3. Smile gratefully when one of the fathers at the pleading of your daughter asks to take a look at your injured toe. Then thank him when he tells you to stop exaggerating it isn't broken.


4. Fast forward to another ball game when you find yourself conversing with the same father. Asking him if he takes your insurance. He says yes.....then asking him if he's a doctor.


Grandma J makes an appointment with the father-turned-doctor upon her return from Blogfest. It's nice because he knows Grandma J's middle daughter, and Dr. Bob, the orthopedic surgeon who is thinking about amputating treating Grandma J's knee.


All this means is Grandma J has come full circle. And that means she has two years before ObamaCare makes her new doctor shoot her is in good hands, medically speaking.


The icing on the cake........none of those annoying magazines in the examing room. You know, Parents, Baby, and AARP. This doctor has other stuff. Yes sireeeee......




Toys, sports toys for Grandma J to play with......






I love the examining gowns too!




And on the wall? Oh, yes!! A-Ron's Christmas present!


22 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

LMAO!!!

Kelly at The Glass Dragonfly said...

I love the personality of his office!

HalfAsstic.com said...

How cool is that! You can definitely see the personality shining through in his office!
So does he have any other interests, besides the obvious penchant for flower design? ;-)

Daryl said...

Very cool ... I think you need to get him a crab porn shot

Big Hair Envy said...

When you broke your toe, did it mess up your pedicure? I hope not!

Didn't you mean to say that was "BHE's" Christmas present? Oh, well, A-Ron can have the jersey....you can just send me Tony Romo!! Yowza:)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy for you. Usually I ask someone if they are a DR. before I ask them if they take my insurance. ;0
So, which gown did you wear to have your toe looked at???

Living on the Spit said...

What a happy atmosphere in his office!! I am glad that you are much happier with your new doctor!

Tony Romo...yummy.

Linda said...

I'm glad your toe wasn't broken, and how great is that that you found a DR that you like! It is really hard to find a good DR.

Mental P Mama said...

No "Yachting" magazines? I like that office....

loxandlo said...

"In your wildest imagination, could you ever envision Grandma J being controlling?" Never, never, never -- laughed so hard!

Karen Deborah said...

very cool!

Chris said...

Right on!

Jen said...

Now this is health CARE!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

That hockey stick looks ominous...are you sure he's not trying to amputate your knee(caps) too?

Pumpkin Delight said...

Is he single????

Pat Jenkins said...

i am with ya grandma j, i like this doctor too!!.... i have always said nothing more important than findidng a mechanic, and a doctor you can trust!!... and along pumpkin delight's comment i was also thinking how you "picked up" this doctor sounded like a good way to "pick up" a man for single girls! your "story" would be a good guide for health and heart!

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

LMAO....well I'm GLAD you found a Doctor! I know what that means in these days...half of them are quacks and the other half are all about the $$$$$$....this one looks really
G O O D...judging from office parafanelila...ok..can't spell!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

So THAT'S How one goes about finding a new PCP huh? I'm gonna have to start scouting out the local little league games and stub my toe. But with my luck, I'll end up cracking my head wide open. Oh well, worst case scenario, I end up with blog fodder!

P.S. Meaghan says to tell you hello and that she really misses you and cant wait till Jan '10!

The Incredible Woody said...

LOL - I am so glad you found a doctor!! I just love my doctor. He even gives his patients his home phone number in case we need him on a weekend. They don't make 'em like that any more!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

LOL GJ! You always crack me up girl!
Sooo there's a Dr in the house?

Dawn said...

did you really take your camera in on the first visit? my hubby always goes throught he cabinets in the office and it drives me crazy! i alwyas think they will fire him as a patient!

i sure loved your finding a dr theoty... thanks for making me laugh!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am a little worried about the new health care plan too. Actually very worried. When I voice my concerns to my co workers they FREAK out at me and say it is because I am a republican. And then I say, well, I think I am just looking at what has happened in other countries and they still freak out at me. So I stopped talking about it. But I am a little worried. And I am glad I can talk here. You are my safe place : ) No freak outs ever : )

PS That Christmas present is going to be HOT! : )