My New Doctor Is Very Rude!!!

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
April 14, 2009 5:05pm CST
I saw my new doctor for the first time today and my first impression of her was not good at all. She would ask me about a problem I was having and then leave the room and go tend to something else before I could even answer her. I was so offended, but I held my peace. She seems to care as far as I can tell and maybe she was just over booked for the day. What ever the case, I hope that this never happens again. I was set to change doctors immediately, but since the process takes a month and there is so much hassle, I have decided to give her one more chance. Have you had anyone be blatantly rude to you lately? Please share your feelings.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
14 Apr 09
Yeah quite a few times. I hate rude doctors also. I don't blame you for going to a different one. That was rude of her to leave you while you were talking.
• Hong Kong
15 Apr 09
Exactly! I think she was rude to leave when others were talking to them. And I don't think doctors should be overbooked, though doctors needs to earn for their livings too.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
15 Apr 09
I have decided to give her another try. My brother-in-law suggested that I politely tell her that if she ask a question to wait for the answer. Yes, doctors do need to make a living, but a bad reputation can chase all their patients away.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
15 Apr 09
I agree with you Rosie. I might would give her another try like your brother said but if she kept acting that same way I wouldn't want to come back to her myself.
• Philippines
14 Apr 09
That was a bit rude, she didn't even say excuse me or something? But yeah, maybe it would be good to give her another chance and see if things will get better in your next appointment. So far, I haven't had an experience like that. Lucky me that I have a good doctor.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
15 Apr 09
No, she did not say excuse me or anything. She darted out while I was in the middle of a sentence. I was glad that I was able to remain calm though. Losing my temper would have been silly and childish.
• Kuwait
15 Apr 09
Hmm a doctor shouldn't be rude she's supposed to listen to your problems and help you out. I don't blame you for seeing a new doctor.
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@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
15 Apr 09
that is really sad... a doctor suppose to be acting professionally and listening to their patient's problems... i will switch doctor if i were in your position as i feel that she does not care about my concern at all... i won't trust my life to a doctor who can't even spend quality time listening to my illness... how is she going to cure me if she doesn't even want to listen to me??? she might even give me a wrong prescriptions and make my illness worst... but people deserve a second chance... so just see how she is behaving the next time you visit her... if it is still the same, i will say lodge a complain and switch doctor... good luck... take care and have a nice day...
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
15 Apr 09
Yes I have. My doctor diagnosed me wrong and gave me the wrong medicine for almost a year. I gained 20 kilo's and went to another doctor. Had my blood checked, seems I only had problems with my white blood cells. I needed extra iron tablets. Within a month I felt so much better. But I still need to loose the other 9 kilo's! It is hard to really know what to do. You think the doctor always has the right answer. But then again, they too are human. One doctor I had, was also running in and out of the office. At the end of my appointment she apologized and we had a real nice conversation. I came back two weeks later and she did not remember a thing! Oh well. I got me another doctor. Take care, have a nice day!
@rsa101 (17104)
• Quezon City, Philippines
15 Apr 09
Well I guess if you really are not at ease with her then you should not stay with her. maybe give her another chance and see what happens.
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@paulw33 (297)
• United States
15 Apr 09
ha ha oh yes i have i went to the doctors before because of some pain that i was having in my legs and other parts and the doctor was very rude i went to the hospital first and i had a ultra sound done of a part of my body and they told me a had cyst and fluid and i said ok and i figured that might be why i was getting the pain so i followed up with my regular doctor one i had just got i told her i have had pain explained that i new there was something worng i told her i a ultrasound done and that it showed cyst and fluid and she said well let me check now mind you of course she just looked and didn't have the tools to test she just looked and said well i don't see anything i was like ok whatever then she sitting trying to tell me well maybe its in your head oh yea ok thats the last itme i seen that stupid doctor i know how my body feels im sure you do to and you would be able to feel if there was something wrong just like me i know when there is something wrong anyone in there right mond would know of course a doctor wouldn't cause its not there body unless they did test but that's about it nice discussion thanks Paul
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@HelloMickey (1659)
• Hong Kong
15 Apr 09
I never met impolite doctors, the worst experience so far I met a doctor is when my hubby and I went to see him, the doctor seems to say exactly the same dialogue to us, it really showed he was only doing his routine job, and played no attention to every one of his patients.
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@csrobins (1124)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Ihave a doctor like that too. But because she is one of teh only ones who will do what iI need I have to keep going to her. She is so overbooked it's bad. Once she took a sebbatical or a year off (whatever you call it) and I was never notified! I went a whole year without seeing a doctor and had to make special arrangements with another one one time. But she sent me a letter telling me when she wa back and I fugured it out. Mine seems to care a lot too and I don't have any other real complaints but I dread going to see her because it is so hard to get in, then wait forvere, then get busteled around to different rooms.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I would try to hang in there and give her another chance. I know how hard it can be to change doctors and what a hassle it can be. But if after you see her again and you feel the same way then I would go ahead and choose a new doctor. I wish you the best in this. I know how important it is to have a good relationship with your doctor. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
i once experienced having a rude doctor. and i change my doctor immediately after. i can say my doctor was more rude than yours that is why i decided to replace her right after my check up with her. she's inconsiderate of my feelings. she doesn't even seem to care if i am in deep pain already. but anyway its a good thing to give your doctor another chance. lets wait and see if she will change somehow. anyway prayers for your good health and nice doctor. happy mylotting!
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@prinzcy (5042)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 09
Oh that is rude! Isn't she supposed to care? I agree that you need to give her one more chance before changing into a new one. The is a first time for everything, it's ok to make mistakes, so we give second chance. But there's no third chance. You deserve to be treated better!
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
1 Jun 09
You get doctors like that every so often...I don't know how they stay in business when their so rude. If I get one like that, I usually just don't go back to them. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@Jenniferp (210)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Sorry about your doctor! I cannot tolerate rude doctors... I know how it is to not be able to switch soon enough too though. I wish you the best on the second visit. Hopefully she was just having a really bad day : ) As far as rude people, I run into them all the time. Seems these days that it is just a common thing for more and more people, many kids.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 09
I am glad that you are giving her naother chance. This is the right thing to do. doctors are often so overcrowded and maybe she was just under so much stress from other patients. Every dy I face taxi drivers who are so rude and drive so badly but that is the norm for me and other drivers out here. I cannot think of anyone else. enjoy your day my friend. Many blessings
• Indonesia
15 Apr 09
To confront someone, eg course we meet with a doctor about that - he does not think like that with us then we must remain steadfast to face. Because he may have personal problems with himself, we also do not know. But we must be clever to present themselves to any problems or if we can ask it anything to him. May ask us to express opinions and there will be a way out.
@lumenmom (1995)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I have had more bad experiences with doctor's than I have time to tell. The latest is from a doctor who my dad also goes to. This doctor for some reason has made my father his personal project in that he goes way over and above for him and even calls each week to make sure he is doing ok. he once said he reminds him of his own dad. My father does have some serious medical issues which warrants an astute doctor. These are great attributes for a doctor to have since most don't think about you once you leave the office. The problem I was having is that I too have medical issues and when I go to the doctor I expect him to address my issues, not my father's. As soon as I would come in, he would ask me, "did he take his medicine?, did he make his appointment with the specialist?, etc. Then he would gloss over my concerns and even accidently sent me for the same test twice because he did not notice I already had that test before. I was ready to leave him, but I know he is a good doctor so I found a way to work around the problem. I go to him first thing in the morning and when he walks in I start talking, I don't let him start. The last visit went really well so I am hopeful it will continue.
• Indonesia
15 Apr 09
it's so nice.. help me so much
@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
15 Apr 09
Rozie37, Till today, I have been fortunate and yet to meet a rude medical professional. Like you, I would not just be baffled but absolutely disgusted. I can and do understand their overwhelming schedules and demanding duties, yet being inattentive and not observing their protocols is just unbecoming and could be fatal. I think I can only give this individual by just one more chance and no more. If it repeats, I can assure you that his/her name will be reported not only to the facility but to the board authorities. Anyway, I would like to wish you well and that this individual evolve and do his/her duty well. Take care and have a nice day.
• United States
15 Apr 09
Actually,yes.Me and my mom go to a office where the doctors are from college or something like it (like trainees or something,like ER or Scrubs).So,our old doctor left and we got a new one.Everytime we told her a problem we had she'd blame it on our weight.Wich was also every other word she'd say.It was kind of offensive.I know I have weight issues,she don't need to repeat it over and over.