posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 02:35 AM
Just commenting on doctors, I believe, correction I know, that many of them are incompetent. I am the person who takes my older relatives to all of
their doctors appointments, so I get quite a bit of interaction with them. Usually my grandparents get a second or even third opinion, and more than
once these "opinions" and diagnoses were completely different.
I have seen doctors simply ignore life threatening issues as if they weren't a big deal. My grandmother has told me stories dating back 30+ years of
horrible things that have happened to our family members because of doctors and hospitals. Her mother died during routine surgery because of a stupid
mistake a surgeon made, just as an example. Just a couple of months ago my grandfather had almost a complete blockage in bloodflow in the back of his
neck...luckily, after being led on for a while by a doctor saying it was nothing to worry about, he had it looked at by a specialist, and needless to
say he just underwent life-saving surgery...He would have had a stroke had it not been done.
Just last week I went to the ER with my grandmother because her blood pressure shot up at first to 190 over something, then up to 209 when I got
there. We went to the ER and it had come down to like 180, which is still extremely high for her since she is on multiple medications for high blood
pressure...anyway, I was there and saw the staff and doctor treat her like she was crazy and didn't know what she was talking about. They did
So the next day she went to her cardiologist, who is a family friend, and he was amazed at their stupidity, and he promptly did something to alleviate
her still high blood pressure, which he said was dangerously elevated.
These are just recent examples of what I have personally experienced, not even taking into account all of the others I have seen or heard of in my
family. I am appalled, and apparently, and obviously, getting a medical license does not mean you are a good doctor. That is scary if you think about
it...The people tasked with saving lives aren't all "good."