I can't agree with you more about keeping the Pdocs, as well as our primary care physicians, up to speed on our bariatric procedure. I have a really smart and wise Psychiatrist. He was exactly the doctor that I needed at exactly the right time. However, there are times that he will make a comment that reminds me that he isn't a bariatric specialist. So, it is important for me to be an informed consumer and to share information when needed.
I always have to ask my primary care doc, my GYN, or any other doc that I interact with if ANY medication that they are giving me is weight neutral. If it is not weight neutral, I ask them for another possible alternative. If they don't know of one off the top of their head, I ask them to do a little research before we make a final decision. I often find myself having to educate them on my procedure, as well. I really require that my physicians include me as a partner in my own treatment. This doesn't mean that I make the decisions, it simply means that I want to be a part of the decision making process. When I was 330 lbs, I didn't feel like I had the right to do that.
I appreciate your knowlege and expertise as an RN. I'm glad you're a member of the group!!