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I'm fed up with my 3 year olds doctor!!

Posted by on Mar. 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM
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My 3 year old is a chunky monkey! She is 46 pounds. She was At a normal weight for her age until about March of last year she started gaining weight and a lot all at once. When I took her to the dr for her 3 year check up her doctor had some blood work ordered for her and we found out of her thyroids is low. She was to go back in a month to get her weight checked and to get more blood work done. When it came time for that he doctor weighed her and she had gained almost 2 pounds in a month. She is on a healthy diet at home like she has always been. After her doctor weighed her she said nothing else about her she didn't order any more blood work or say anything she simply just weighed her and sent her home. I really want answers as to what is going on with my daughter. I have tried to switch doctors but no other doctor accepts her type of insurace. I don't know what to do anymore but I'm getting fed up that her doctor just doesn't seem to care.
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LeapBaby123
by Kathleen on Mar. 15, 2014 at 3:44 PM
Ugh, that's frustrating. Can you call and demand some answers? Haha. Or make an appointment and tell him you're not leaving without answers or at least a plan to find some.
tvschiulaz
by on Mar. 15, 2014 at 4:06 PM
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change doctors!  When they stop caring, it is time to move on and not waste your money or insurance on them.

Noni2319
by Chrissy on Mar. 15, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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That's very frustrating. Are you able to self refer to specialist?
Thelmama
by Thelma on Mar. 15, 2014 at 5:47 PM
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Ask for a consultation appointment. Go in with all your questions and concerns written down and explain your concerns. If the doctor doesn't listen then, report the doctor if you have to.  

mysticalmalissa
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 9:22 AM

This is what I would do.

Quoting Thelmama:

Ask for a consultation appointment. Go in with all your questions and concerns written down and explain your concerns. If the doctor doesn't listen then, report the doctor if you have to.  


lkane81
by on Mar. 16, 2014 at 9:28 AM
She should. Be getting blood work done every month to w months til her thyroid is regulated and she is on the right dosage. I would mark another appt and request her levels be checked again. It can take a long time to get the right dosage.
MusherMaggie
by Bronze Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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You need a referral to.a pediatric endocrinologist. Report your pediatrician to the American Academy of Pediatrics and to the insurance company (and tell her you're doing so) if she won't comply.
lil_momma1411
by Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 10:51 AM
She never gave her any Meds.

Quoting lkane81: She should. Be getting blood work done every month to w months til her thyroid is regulated and she is on the right dosage. I would mark another appt and request her levels be checked again. It can take a long time to get the right dosage.
nuts4scouts
by Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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Were you in the room with your daughter at her last appointment?

What stopped you from asking her doctor questions at that time? What stopped you from asking questions the first time you took her in.

Stop blaming the doctor for "not caring", get off your back side, and call the doctor.

Ask questions, find out what is happening, and what her plan for your daughter's treatment is. Find out if there is anything specific that you can be doing at home to help your daughter (perhaps a daily routine of physical activity).


lkane81
by on Mar. 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM
She has a low thyroid but they didn't give her a hormone replacement? Was it just on he lower end of the normal range? What was her level? And you have to think backwards with the numbers so if the number is high her function is low and if it's low it's working too much. At that age if it is low it most likely is autoimmune. Like hasimoto disease like mine. I would get more blood work done if it's on the lower end of the normal range and keep an eye on it as if it is autoimmune it will most likely get worse where she will need thyroid replacement.

Quoting lil_momma1411: She never gave her any Meds.

Quoting lkane81: She should. Be getting blood work done every month to w months til her thyroid is regulated and she is on the right dosage. I would mark another appt and request her levels be checked again. It can take a long time to get the right dosage.
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