Several years ago Brian and I dumped our traditional pill pushing doctor in favor of a very pretty Russian doctor who promoted wellness, a minimum of drugs, and always trying the more natural methods first. She up and left Michigan for warmer climates, but left us with a male Russian partner who Brian kept on. We haven't had the need to do more than have him do yearly physicals and monitor Brian's blood pressure meds.
Until yesterday (dum...dum...dum!)
Backstory: Brian and I share a car when there is snow on the ground. It's a minor inconvenience, but it's a HUGE cost savings and environmentally friendly. We have about 8" to 12" of snow on the ground here currently.
Yesterday: Brian had no fight left in him and agreed to call the doctor at 9 to set up an appointment. I had 3 meetings that I really needed to attend, all before noon, so I took the car and had him schedule an appointment for after 2. I hated to have him wait, but we were in a bind, so it was a compromise. Unfortunately, it was a Wednesday, and the doctor only has office hours from 9 to 10 am. SUCK!!!
Renewed Faith: Can you guess what happened?
He gave Brian his cell phone and had him call at 4. The doctor came all the way up from his day at the hospital in Southfield to Oxford to open the office, see Brian, and prescribe amoxycillin and liquid codeine for acute bronchitis. Then he tells Brian to get it from Meijer's, because they don't charge for amoxycillin. The visit copay is $30 and $5 for the codeine.
And he was kind and professional and pleasant. I am still in a state of shock. This doctor ROCKS! He also gave Brian a note that says he shouldn't return to work until the 26th. Yes. Saturday. I only wish Brian would heed that note.
The only downside was when Brian asked him if there was anything we could do to help me not get what he has. The doctor sighed, shook his head, and quietly said "too late."