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Originally posted by razorbackhater
this link says it all mercola.com...
You must admit, some DR's should not be practicing medicine.
we took our three year old to a the doctors office because he was ill, our family doctor suspected that he may have a bit of fluid in his lungs and to watch him carefully. my son did not get any better after a few days, so as we were instructed by our family doctor we took him to the ER. the doctor was called in from his home and when he got there he had three patients waiting on him. he came into our room and we told him what our doctor said in regards to having fluid in his lungs and he didn't even listen to him after i told the DR of my concern's about my son possibly having pneumonia. this DR said oh he just has bronchitis and wrote us a prescription. my mother is a nurse and she listened to my son before we took him to the er and she was very concerned. are you telling me a DR would not at least have the chest of a three year old x-rayed when he is rattling like crazy? no all this DR was concerned with was getting his sorry ass back home, because after twenty minutes of being there, and seeing three patients, he was trying to run us over as we were driving from the hospital. needless to say my son was in the hospital for a week and a half with full blown pneumonia the very next day. I was lucky enough to run into him while we were in the hospital, lets just say everyone in that hospital knew I was pissed and he conveniently ran away with his tail between his legs.
Being a DR doesn't mean crap, hell I can remember things and order test too.
Originally posted by DeusEx
Indeed I would be, because as patients, when is the last time we've said anything really descriptive, aside from "It 'utz 'ere."? When is the last time anyone gave more than two or three symptoms? Pateitns need to be taught hwo to descibe their assorted paisn and afflictions to better help doctors.... because right now, we're not.
Originally posted by razorbackhater
Yes, I did make a compliant and spoke with the director of the hospital and the director of nurses. This was just a Bs session basically and nothing was done. the DR in question has been there forever and somehow owns some part of the hospital. Oddly enough the same exact thing happened to my stepson with the same doctor about five years ago.
thats a dodge dart on my avatar by the way...don't call it a ford ...thems fighting words
Originally posted by postings
. . . made the mistake of bringing up this topic at a dinner party with a doctor there. BAD idea. People laughed it off, but I could tell that I hit a nerve. It has always been my contention that they don't call it practicing medicine for nothing. "Trial and error," is what I like to call it.
My wife got sick with the flu, or the cold, or something, and we took her in to a local doctor. After 300+ dollars, and a visit to a ear-nose-and-throat doctor, we finally got a diagnosis for something we already knew she had: sinus infection. The doctor treated it as a virus first, and when that didnt' work, he treated it as something else.
You know what ticks me off too? Many of them have this attitude that they are better than everyone else because of their doctor status. They think they know EVERYTHING, and that we can't possibly have any clue as to what is going on with our bodies, all the while insulting us.
BTW, Ear-nose-and-throat doctors, in my experience know far more about what they are doing than a regular practicioner when it comes to chest and head colds.