I can't remember whether you can post an Endo's name, so forgive me if I've broken that rule. I've had a minor breakthrough recently in that I saw one of the GPs in the surgery last Friday and asked again if I could be referred to an Endocrinologist. He said he would refer me and looked me in the face and said he felt that I was going to keep asking, but he warned me that he feels sure the Endo is going to say the same as they all say and not advise any other treatment. But its a step forward. He then told me appointment waiting time is 3 months. So I left a message later at the surgery to ask could I offer to go private to speed things up.
I didn't think the message had got through to the GPs but I had a letter yesterday from a private hospital not too far away with an appointment for 6th September in the morning. So obviously message did get through. While waiting I had been looking through the Endo list at Lister Hospital in Stevenage and having whittled out those who appear to be 'diabetologists' the one name which was left was Dr Felicity Kaplan and weirdly thats who I have the appointment with.
I have googled to find more information on her as I'd really like to talk to her about possible alternatives to Levo (stuck on 75mcg, can't tolerate an increase) and I did find one short post in Health Unlocked from some time ago, but there wasn't a great deal of information. I live near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire, so usually have the option of Bedford or Stevenage (or sometimes Cambridge if I push) but opted for Lister on this occasion. So just wondered if anyone had any experience of this Doctor.
I shall gather together all the information I have including blood test results and hope for the best!