• Posted by deann-r on November 5, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    My primary care physician is retiring at the end of the month. I’m not much for doctoring but when you require care and need a doctor to sign off on things it’s important to have one. Thankfully a few years back I saw another doctor who will now take me on as a new patient. Unfortunately they’re not familiar with SMA. I’ll be meeting with him in December. What do you think is important for them to know? Any advice on making it a smooth transition?

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  • alyssa-silva

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    November 7, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    I went through this transition a few years ago. I hardly ever go to my PCP for medical issues now because they know so little about SMA. But, like you said, it’s good to have one to sign off on things and also for the mild, non-SMA issues that may arise. Do you have any specialists that would be willing to speak to your PCP about SMA and your medical history? I have a critical care team at the hospital and they’ve been great at keeping an open line of communication with my physician when need be.

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