Thursday, August 6, 2009

...peace of mind

I had an appointment with a new dermatologist today. I told him I wanted a whole body check. Let's face it, with my history--fair skinned, many bad sunburns as a child, lots of time outdoors now--the chances of skin cancer are up. My old dermatologist would have taken one look at my face and immediately started freezing blemishes. The entire exam would have taken 5 minutes (if that) and I would have walked out looking like I had the chicken pox. This new guy did a thoughtful, thorough, gentle exam, talking to me the whole time like I was a human being and not a cha-ching in the cash register. End result? Nothing to worry about. Come back in 3-5 years. A $10 co-pay=peace of mind worth a whole lot more.


The Old Bag said...

Whew. Sounds like you found a good doc!

Doozyanner said...

Yes, I'll be telling everyone about him. Since Oregon switched to one health plan for teachers it limits who we can see. There are only two dermatologists in the area who are approved--the old one and this one. It was a longer drive to see him, but well worth it.