When we were at ER that ER doctor called difficult child's pediatrician. told me to call pediatricians office he wants to see him early next week. Ok - difficult child's pediatrician that knew him inside out for 13 years retired in spring. His replacement is who I am speaking to now. I called for an appointment. Was told he needed to return my call. This doctor does not know difficult child at all. He asks me if he might have some anxiety problems. yes he does. Doctor tells me I need to find a psychologist and that will fix his headaches. I inform the doctor that he has seen psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors for the past 10 years. He says oh...for what...so I explain everything (now I am at work during this call) Dr. says he must see someone to talk to. I AGAIN tell him that difficult child has never ever talked to a therapist or counselor. He refuses to open his mouth. Literally. Then doctor tells me I need to take difficult child to childrens hospital for specialized testing. (30 miles away). He said I should stay there a few days and go through all this testing. I asked if he could first run some blood tests. oh, no - must go have all these other tests done. After several minutes I simply told him no, cannot afford it and I work. We need to start with the simple tests. Dr. went on to tell me I should take sick leave or vacation to do this and it is sad that it comes down to money. I asked many times about blood work, tests suggested here such as lyme, and thyroid. Doctor tells me he needs to call all the specialists to see what he can order. I asked again about certain tests, he says he needs to speak to specialists. Talks about pediatric neurologist. I informed him his previous doctor who HE replaced is the one that referred us to the pediatric neurologist. The neurologist is the one who ordered the MRI, MRA and EEG. I ask the doctor about fioricet. That is what I take for my headaches, my older son takes that, my sister takes that. This doctor reminds me he is a pediatrician and does NOT prescribe that kind of medication. I ask about several other medications I have tried or heard about and he gave me the same answer. he is a pediatrician he doesn't prescribe those kinds of medications. And at an earlier visit he told me that he is a pediatrician and his patients should not even KNOW about narcotics or marijuana / drinking. I reminded him difficult child is in HIGH SCHOOL and he does see this and hear of it. I asked him what ages he treats. He tells me infants through age 17. After several more questions with the same answer I told him straight out, that I need to bring difficult child to a doctor who will treat him. If HE cannot do this then we need to find a doctor that can. His response was he will call all the specialists and get back to me NEXT week. We can then discuss what kind of tests he will do. I reminded him that school will be started and the sooner we can do some blood work the better it will be. difficult child cannot miss school. Not in high school, not with 90 minute classes. He just cannot miss. I am now wondering at what age do you leave a pediatrician?