Originally Posted by wmanion
I am headed to my six month check up for my diabetes which is totally under control but I am planning on coming out to my doctor. I am very nervous about this since the last time I came out to a doctor, all my records mysteriously disappeared and was told that I was never a patient there and that they were not accepting new patients. I knew the real reason. I have given this a lot of thought and feel that I need to do this at this time because I have a concern I would like to talk to him about (nothing majorly serious), but to get him to understand where I am coming from I feel I must disclose this part of my life. I hope I still have a family doctor after this. He has been my doctor for ten years now and he is the best I have ever had and I don't want to lose his as my doctor. So wish me luck!
Best of luck, Bill.
I hope you have a doctor with a complete brain.
If the worst happens and you cannot rely upon him anymore, perhaps it will be the proverbial 'blessing in disguise' and will lead you to a competent, trustworthy doctor with no issues around sexual orientation.
I had on an activist T shirt at one doctor visit last year. She commented on it and remarked to me that homophobia is "stupid" and she was happy to see my tee shirt. So we see that there ARE cool doctors with brains out there. Even in Arizona!
Hopefully, your current doc is worth his salt.
Let us know how it goes.