That’s awful! I’ve had issues with doctors both primary and specialists. Never had a Primary Care Physician act that way though. I will say that my Internist has been a great doctor. He will have me see specialists for things he is unsure about treating himself. He’s been great on helping me navigate between which specialists are worth the time and effort in seeing.
I hope you can find a primary that is compassionate and willing to see you for who you are and not make assumptions based off your medications alone.
Wanted to add: Do you research doctor offices online before making calls? I’ve found Google reviews so helpful when trying to find doctors and doctor offices in my area.
If you haven’t, search by practices then the doctor(s) from that office. There are other websites that share reviews for doctors but Google usually has many more reviews(better average of positive/negative and critical reviews too). It has helped me avoid practices that have unsympathetic staff/doctors and find those that are sympathetic, experienced and knowledgeable.
[Be sure to read the reviews themselves because some reviews aren’t a good source; some don’t make much sense or are written by someone who sounds combative]
I try to find a few reviews that seem to give a good impression of an office and the doctors and staff there. I then make a list of the offices that sound good. Making sure to call the more accommodating offices first.
It’s also good to look at a doctor offices website before calling. I avoid doctor offices that don’t have a website just because it’s so much easier to make an appointment with one that does. They will often list information on there that can help determine if it’s a good fit, like the doctor’s specialties. There may be a list of services they do or do not offer. As in, Internist not treating children. Also accepted insurances are sometimes listed too.
An office might have multiple doctors, and they each could be knowledgeable in separate fields of medicine or one having experience with chronic ill patients(even if it’s just knowing who to refer you to, etc). So be sure to check out the staff page(s) of an office’s website. Then note if there’s a particular doctor that has experience that would best suit you and ask to make an appointment with them.
I hope this helps. It can be hard to find compassionate people and doctors that care about the patients they see.