Perimenopause Specialist at Kaiser?
I just had what I thought would be a great first appointment with a new OBGYN at Kaiser. Her bio online said that she was open to integrative medicine and also specialized in peri/menopause issues.
Instead, I was completely dismissed, told my pain isn't a concern, and that I should wait another 3 months to see if the pain persists. I was then told I should go see a Natropath instead of asking to be seen at Kaiser -- all before the doctor even had a full understanding of what I had concerns about.
When I responded that I felt that Kaiser should be able to help me with something I thought might be hormone related, her response was "then tell me how you want me to help you, what do you want me to do"? I just sat silent on the phone. All I could think was, why on earth is a doctor asking ME to tell them how to do their job? I was seeking her expertise as the specialist.
I was hoping for a doctor who, after listening to me, would be proactive and offer some solid suggestions as a way forward. Someone who would be curious about my health and want to figure out what's going on. Well, that clearly wasn't this doctor. Sadly, this isn't the first type of experience like this I've had with Kaiser.
Does anyone know of a Kaiser OBGYN, or some kind of a different type doctor outside of Kaiser, who might be better? Someone who will listen, and will actually help me figure out what's going on, rather than dismiss me?