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8/22/2014

PALACE, DOCTORS AND TRIVIA…

Filed under: prairie musings, Presbyterian Manor — Peg Britton @ 6:04 pm

The weekend couldn’t come at a better time.  I’m plumb tuckered out, as my grandma Fannie Belle used to say.

Yesterday I saw a new dermatologist who I really like.  She practices in the Heartland Dermatology and Cancer Clinic on Elmhurst with Matt Schaffer, a doctor I’ve seen on previous occasions.  His practice has grown so much since I last saw him six years ago that the wait time was longer, by months, than I felt I could be patient with the ever-present boil-red spot on my face, so I took an appointment with one is his PA’s, Christine Elsasser.  She’s very good, thorough, and has a very nice personality.  I’ll return to see her in a year if something doesn’t grab me by the bootstraps before then.  If you need to have a strip search for those pesky cancers that appear out of nowhere, do yourself a favor and make an appointment to see Christine.

This morning I returned to see Dick Bradbury, who takes care of my feet, trims my nails, gives helpful advice on keeping my diabetes at bay…and is just a very nice guy.  He and Todd were classmates in the old days at Marymount and he is the out and out favorite podiatrist among the inmates here at the Palace.  Brit and I had gone to another podiatrist for years until he retired.  After trying his partner and being totally turned off by him, I switched to Dick, and am very happy with my decision.

So, if you are looking for a good foot doctor and/or a dermatologist, you have my recommendations. Good doctors are difficult to see so when you do find one, see them on a yearly basis.  If you go six years without seeing them, they consider you a new patient and you’ll have to start all over again with your doctor search.

After running around all day with appointments, flaying my legs and arms about in our free swinging exercise class, and tending to other things like trivia with inmates, I’m exhausticated.  Ally and I went to the Coyote Canyon for dinner and now I’m out of commission for the night.  I’m looking forward to tomorrow when I’m attending a real old-fashioned tea party at my friend, Lynn’s house.  She’s going to a lot of work to make this perfect so I know it will be a special occasion for Dorothy, Jane, Janie, Lila and me.

Thanks for tuning in …

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