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Where to start???? My father is falling apart. His PCP keeps sending him for tests. I feel as if the doctor isn't helping him. I think I should seek out a geriatric doctor for him and start all over. Does that sound like a good course of action?
Thanks for any insight.

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Hi again. How coincedential that my 67 yr old husband had a quadruple bypass 4 years ago also and has not be right since the surgery. 3 weeks ago he had a shunt put in his brain to divert water of the brain. (Hydrocephulus). With all the meds he's on he is either zoned out or angry. I mean abusive anger. We are going to the nerologist tomorrow, as of now he won't take his pills. I can sure sypathize with nasueated and also, he smoked for 55 years and still continues (outside only). What kind of geriatric dr are you all recommending.?? Margie
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Thank you all for you input and kind words. My dad will be 76 next month. He was NEVER sick until he needed a a heart valve replacement and a bypass about 4 years ago. I must tell you he smoked for about 53 years. And the last 15 very heavily. Which is why he needed the surgery. He also has emphyzema. He has not smoked since the operation. However, gradually during the past year one side of his body has become almost paralized. He cannot raise his right arm at all. His right shoulder is higher up then his left. He has much difficulty walking and getting up and down from a chair. His stomach is big. Looks like a backetball in there. He has seen his pcp, a cardiologist, neurologist,and orthopaedic surgeon. He has had many tests. He's a mystery! No one has come to any conclusion or even hypothesis as to what is going on. So I will take your advice, and seek out a geriatric doctor and get a fresh start. Good luck to all of you. Thanks, again!
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My dad is 83. His GP happens to be an internalist. What ever her needs, he gets. His doctor will give him a referal. He has a urologist, neurologist, cardiologist, and podiatrist.
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My Husband is falling apart and I would like to know how old your dad is. We also have 4 doctors for different ailments and only one cares and he is the gp who doesn't specialize. I actually have to call and cry to see a specialist in an emergency. My husband is 67.
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Yes, find him a new doctor. If you don't feel like the one he has is doing the job, get a new one. I have changed my fathers doctor more than once. Dad see's four different doctors on a regular basis. When he urologist denied knowing anything about his prostrate cancer after having been treating him for it for 3 years, we had a new one the next day. The new doctor turned out to be wonderful and my father loves him.
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Dear nasus, I so agree with phyllis on this. ALWAYS, and above anything else, listen to your instincts, and they will always point you in the right direction. A geriatric doctor sounds like a very good idea. Let us know how you and your Dad are doing. Take care.
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HOW OLD IS YOUR FATHER? AND YOU SHOULD FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCTS. AND TAKE IT NICE AND EASY.
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