Compassion (and the lack of it) in the medical field

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Treated badly by a doctor? Just because they went to medical school does not mean you have to put up with their crappy attitude. Remember that, as a patient, you have the right to “fire” that idiot and find a true professional!

I have personally been through many bad doctors before finding the ones I now see on a regular basis – because they 1) know their stuff and 2) treat me with compassion and understanding.

I will always remember the neurologist I went to after getting Bells Palsy. My mother and I were shown into his office, where two chairs sat against the wall, several feet away from his desk. We pulled the chairs closer to the desk and sat waiting. The first thing this “doctor” did was yell at us for moving the chairs and made us put them back. He then went through an “examination” of me – without touching me and giving me looks of disgust (half of my face was drooping and paralyzed.) No treatment or medication was suggested and we were bluntly told to leave and make another appointment. My mother and I were in complete shock. I found another doctor to go to and put in a complaint to my insurance company.

That was almost 16 years ago and he is still practicing.

The following blog is another person’s trials and tribulations with a medical professional, very well written and definitely worth a read. Please enjoy her writing.