doctors - dont know a thing

United States
May 21, 2007 10:11pm CST
go to doctor with a problem and the doctor says, well, what do you want to do. Gee, that is why I pay you for your opinion since you have the MD behind your name. What should I do according to the medical facts? I am fed up. Are you?
5 responses
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
26 Jun 07
You seem frustrated, but aren't the doctors suppose to tell us all the facts and leave the final decisions to us. In India we still have a big population of illiterate people who still leave the final decision to their doctors and trust them explicitly. But in western countries where patients sue the doctors very often, the practice of medicine has become very defensive - they tell all the options and you have to decide.
@oldcoger (112)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Most doctors make a semieducated guess as to what is wrong with you, and then try to confirm it with tests. When they can't confirm it they make another guess and try to confirm that. They keep guessing and trying to confirm each guess, hoping that they will come up with the right guess (before you die).
• Australia
23 Jun 07
Well thats not all true. Of course there are crap doctors, who dont know anything and others who are only interested in how much you pay them. However, there are a lot of brilliant doctors, whos number one concern is the well being of your health. In fact they dont care about anything else, but to make you feel better I have had some good and bad experiences
• United States
25 May 07
Doctors generally ask you what you want to do because they have to have an informed and agreed consent from you. If you don't want to do it they can't do it. Generally there is an option in there correct? I've never had a doctor say "Gee, you have a fever and a sore throat. What do you want to do about it?", it's always something like "Well you have strep throat. Now I can give you antibiotics, an injection, or you can just wait it out. Which do you want to do?". Herbs, vitamins, and supplements are awesome. I take a lot of Vitamin C into my diet, and try to keep my others balanced as well. I can say I'm honestly healthier than ever since doing it. Just taking care of yourself right goes a long ways. Oh, and health records: do you want them to just rely on you to remember all your conditions? A medical history is one of the most important diagnosis tools for a healthcare professional. Without it you'd be starting over every time, and that REALLY slows down the process.
@jadlin (12)
23 May 07
i understand where your coming from. my brother swiched doctors over a year ago when he asked for help to quit smoking. the doctor responed by saying " i can not help you til you lose weight. he was around 210lb hes 5'9". yet he could not help with something so small as to say try this and this while doing this. then get back to me. i like going herbal myself. there is no side effects. it works for what its suppost to work for. its cheap (most of the time). and what was damaged by meds is now being healed. its just eating right and drinking teas that help you be better all around.