April 20, 2010

My Children's Pediatrician

This is a small rant, and this is why I feel you need an advocate or you need to be your own advocate.

Took my son to his pediatrician and asked for a blood test (routine yearly) asked her to test his D3 as well as B12. She said she would add this on, but didn't even know how to write it on the prescription. She was asking me! It is in the news that 75-80% of the US population is deficient in D3. Why wouldn't  a pediatrician test for this, why wouldn't all doctors test for this.(So many of the kids today are not out playing as they used to they are using computers/video games and in waiting for their parents to come home from work after school. ) Vitamin D3 is so important for many of the bodies' processes!

I had the same issue with my regular general physician. He never tests for Vitamin D3, and didn't even know how to write in on the script either! AHHHHH! It makes me mad, we pay doctors so much, they should be more educated and keep up to date on the new advances.....


  1. Not everyone realizes that the doctor works for YOU not the other way around. My rheumy told me that he only knew what he was told (from his patients) because he doesn't heve time to watch the television or even read the newspaper (except on Sunday) because he HAD to read his medical journals to keep up. I found this with CD...you have to educate everyone!

    Remember, you just helped someone else not have to go through that with this particular doctor. God bless you!!!

  2. Lisa,

    Thanks for the kind words. Hope you are feeling better, sorry to hear of your mishap with the flat tire and the discoid Lupus. I wish you all the best! You keep helping people too!