K. Passan Colchester
Within the past six to eight months, The William W. Backus Hospital Diabetes/Endo Clinic has been left with no permanent endocrinologists to cover patient care. All the permanent physicians that were there had left. None were permanently replaced, leaving patients without consistent care. Makes one wonder why their sudden departures and the gaps left empty?
Without a permanent endo physician a patient, my wife included, is left with no endo doctor. The three she did have there had suddenly left, one after the other, within a relatively short span of time. Consequently, her treatment faltered. Since then, she's had two temporary traveling doctors. The first has left suddenly also. Just as the second one started familiarizing with her case and treating her appropriately, he's now gone for three weeks, leaving no endo doctors to cover during his absence.
This seems to suggest that no arrangements were made by the hospital for this temporary gap. Backus' logan is "Choose Wisely, Choose Backus." I wouldn't bet on that referring to its diabetic/endocrinology clinic. Although the regular staff there are excellent, this is almost certainly an administrative mess up.