Doctors

@Goatlady (159)
Ireland
March 23, 2008 3:25pm CST
I dont know about everyone else, but going to a doctor, even though I know in my heart I need to is something I will avoid like a plague. Ever since I was a child I avoided it. I know that there are a lot of good doctors out there, and I know it took me years to find one that I was comfortable with (I had to find one when I was preggers!) I finally found one that I felt comfy with when I was pregnant with the last child. I went through 3 different with the previous 3 children. If I got really sick - it was the treat and release, then it was only if I as really ill. (example - my face swelled up on one side from poison ivy - eye closed. -nope I wasnt playing in it, some was growing outside the front door, and I was sweating. ANyway - I find that some people think Im crazy because I am fussy about doctors, - now I have to find another one as I think the ones that are closer here are quacks. Do you find it hard to get comfortable with doctors?
5 responses
@banipenet (283)
25 Mar 08
If we stay a little to think, the doctors are people too and they go to the work like all of us. People have many moods and we can't see the in a good mood every time. Everyboy have good and bad days. Anyway the doctors should take pains to make us, the patients, to feel more comfortable with them ven if they are not in a good mood. Maby the doctors with who we feel comfy are the doctors who love their job very much.
@Goatlady (159)
• Ireland
25 Mar 08
I think you could be right, as the one and only doctor I felt comfy with - treated and talked to me as an equal, not down to me as a patient. He didnt belong to a group, but worked for himself, and always took the time to chat. I think the best doctors are the ones who take that little bit of time.
@banipenet (283)
23 Mar 08
I think that if you had four children you are really courageous. I share with you these feelings about accomodating with doctors. Yes, i find it very hard to get comfortable with doctors. Many times i should go to see a doctor but i putted off until my problem goes off oneself. I know that is not just all right but the anxiety of doctors often wins.
@Goatlady (159)
• Ireland
24 Mar 08
I have no problem bringing my kids but it took me years to find one that I was comfy with before we moved, I havent been really to one since, Im 42, and we moved 4 years ago. I enjoyed the fact wth my old one that he took the time to tease you about bad habits, mine being the addiction to coffee, and I would purposely stroll in with a dunkin donuts cup (the big one). I don't like doctors who humour you and shove you out the door, but who will take the time to call you.
@ruby222 (4848)
23 Mar 08
Hi there ..i know what you mean..i try to avoid going at all costs..here in the UK ..they have only a few minutes with each patient..plus they dont really know you from adam...not only that if you see more than one doctor for the same ailmentt they all say a different diagnosis!!! A bit worrying!!
@leloo2 (114)
• Romania
23 Mar 08
i hate most of the doctors why? because i think that all they care about is the money you gave them to help you i hate when i go to my doctor to give me a recipe and she expediate me fast..i can't say all of my problems i hate injectionsdoctors that keep you wainting,the smell in the hospitals
@kezabelle (2985)
23 Mar 08
Nope I see which ever doctor is available, if i need to see a gp in a rush then I have to take whoever has the first free appointment. Same with my children they see whoever is there, thats not to say ive always been happy with them and I have on a couple of occasions walked out and demanded to see another dr because I wasnt happy.