Some of you may know me already from my posting on here in regards to helping out my Mom, who had a heart attack in mid-March and is continuing to have issues even after a clean and healthy looking second angiogram in mid April.
I went with her to see her cardiologist today because she is continuing to have so many issues and I wanted to get a read on her doctor.
I was not overly impressed. He admitted he doesn't really know what's going on for sure, but wants to treat her for pericarditis because that seems most likely to him.....which means she is going into her second month of Prednisone treatment without any real relief. (it helped at high doses, but now that she's tapering down the pain is back).
Anyway...very long story short - we aren't getting answers, we aren't getting patience and particularly respectful care. We're getting a lot of rushed half-assed (pardon my language) treatment involving a lot of derisive responses when we ask questions or suggest alternate ideas.
I would love for anyone's advice on how to seek out a really good specialist/cardiologist. My parents are willing to pay out of pocket for one at this point. We live in the Seattle area, and so not close to a Mayo Clinic unfortunately, but how have any of you ladies gone about finding a new more knowledgeable and caring doctor?
Thanks for your time!