The first thing that struck me was the wait time. When I go with my back, it's for worker's comp and I wait an average of 40 minutes to be called and another 30 minutes before I see him, all for a fast check. This time I was paying out of pocket for the visit and I waited about 4 minutes to be called and the doctor was there minutes after the nurse finished. He spoke with me at length and he was funny, easy going and I felt very comfortable with him.
The news was good, there was nothing wrong with the cartilage or bone, according to the X-rays. He thought that Dr. Alegre's opinion that it was a touch of tendonitis was right on the mark. He didn't prescribe any PT, just to walk as much as I could and to continue to take the anti-inflammation med prescribed for my back, wrist, and hands. It was the first time I'd walked out of a doctor's office without having to pick up new meds or do PT.
Today I made an appointment to see my acupuncturist for my hands and I might have her look at my knee as well. She's a wizard with those needles and I am hoping she will be able to relieve some of the nerve pain I'm having in my fingers. Here's hoping it's two for two.