Rude doctors!

United States
June 19, 2007 4:14pm CST
I hate dealing with rude doctors. today I brought my son in for his appointment because he has something wrong with his ear. well, I ask the doctor "Do you think that he could possibly need ear tubes?" because he had them before but they fell out and his ear keeps getting infected and having all this puss stuff come out.. well the doctor makes a real smart remark to me like pretty much saying Im not a doctor so keep my opinions out of it.. I didnt tell her he needed them, I just asked if SHE thought he might need them?? this is the second time a doctor has came at me with a rude comment just for asking a question. I know I am not a doctor, I never claimed to be.. but shouldnt they be a little more pleasant with people? just because I ask a question doesnt mean I want her job or to take over in any way... I am just concerned and ask a simple question. do u deal with rude doctors? what would u do in the situation?
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4 responses
• United States
20 Jun 07
How about a doctors who acts as if you are invisible! During the time I was learning to walk again after my accident. I had to leave the nursing home one afternoon for a doctor's appointment. As I was in a wheelchair and needed assistance my daughter went with me and the doctor addressed all his questions about me to my daughter. I keep trying to answer for myself but he kept ignoring me. Was I ever mad. I told him I had injured my back not my brain. I said to my daughter get me the hell out of here and since that day I have taken great pleasure in telling everyone, including all other medical professionals, what an a$$hole he is!
• United States
20 Jun 07
i would not put upn with any rude doctors what an awful bed side manner the doctor that I go to doe not act that way at all
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I am a very forward person myself and like to be very direct. I think after my child was looked at the doctor and I would have a conversation and I do not think I would be nice. I went to the hospital once with a bad sinus infection and I could not breathe. The doctor was from another country and I could not understand him and he was having a hard time understanding me. I was not being helped and I was very frustrated. I told him flat out that he needed to get me a doctor who could speak and understand English or get me out of here. The nurse brought me a paper and told me I had to sign it before I left and I told her no way. Your doctor can not help me because he can not understand the language and I can't speak his language. The hospital is responsible for my condition when I leave this hospital. Well needless to say they found me a doctor that I could talk to. I got so meds and left. I also wrote many letters that week to the hospital ceos and the board of directors. You may want to try writing letters it seems to get their attention.
@saierchok (1294)
• United States
19 Jun 07
studying medicine makes me get in touch with many doctors and unfortunately I have to say that over 80% of doctors have lost their humaniterian part of them and became so ego and emotionless.. when I have to deal with patients I show as much compassion as I can.. they are sick after all and they need care.. and I deal with their relatives in a very polite way and not try to show them how much I know but try to share info with them that can actually help them not get sick in future.. the other doctors as you said, die just to embarrass some one or cause them to leave! and most of doctors just HATE IT when someone speaks of medicine other than them! wish you find a better doctor to consult next time :)