In the day and age we presently live in, it is recommended to always advocate for yourself, especially when you know something is not right. A lot of primary care doctors are guilty of hanging on to the patients, putzing around and not admitting they are going nowhere fast, especially if you have good health insurance, (Medicare is considered to be the Gold Card for most of them). Don't get me wrong when I say this, but it is the absolute truth…always watch out for yourself, especially when you are older and hopefully wiser when it comes to your own health or that of loved ones. If a doctor is threatened or intimidated by this, I drop them faster than a hot potato and never look back! Good luck to you….you are on the right path way to getting better now!