cartech78 wrote:Hi Gina! I spoke with Dr.M on the phone once when I considered switching to Northwestern for my pump flushes. While she was very nice on the phone with me I have heard she is not the kindest Dr out there from some of her other patients on other groups. Equally, I have seen other patients who loved her as well. I know my local oncologist where I did my systemic chemo in Libertyville was not a fan of her which is why I stayed with Dr.Polite at U of Chicago for pump flushes. At the end of the day I have heard the same and even experienced some not so great appts with Dr.K as well from time to time. You could always try her out and if it’s not a fit switch again or look at U of Chicago again. Dr. Polite does work with Dr.Kemenys team very well. Sorry to hear about the recurrence! Best of luck moving forward!
Thanks for your feedback, that's really helpful.
I knew you had good luck with Dr Polite - and we had a good first meeting with him too - so that's not off the table completely. However, all things being equal (and feels like they should be if Dr K is calling the shots!) i think i would prefer to stay at Northwestern. I know the whole nursing team, more convenient, etc.
You were done with treatment by the time Covid hit, right? I'm curious about how she's been able to maintain other remote patients; I have definitely felt a change since i'm not seeing Dr K in person. It's like they haven't quite figured out how to make the remote thing work.
I don't need a terribly warm and fuzzy bedside manner - i want someone who is skilled and who will save my life - but i appreciated that Dr Stein would take the time to meet with me and explain things. Maybe more than that - I got the sense that she was vested in me. Which none of the other docs with whom I met seemed to want to be at first meeting (maybe a sign of how bad my prognosis was!). I think i will meet Dr M and get started and see how it goes.