The doc is fired

@sallypup (13012)
Moses Lake, Washington
October 15, 2015 11:56am CST
Nursey called my hubby yesterday. She called with the intention of setting up an appointment for the doc. She has been told a zillion times not to call him by his formal name. The name that his Mother would call him when he was in big trouble. That ticked him off. He feels this doc does exactly what the clinic wants her to do, not what a thinking, caring medic would do. So he told her he was not going in and basically he did not intend to ever go in again. The other item on his irritated level with these docs and nurses is that they see his disability first and him last. He is an able bodied person who happens to not be able to see. When he needs help he will let you know. Other wise, hands off. Now. Hubby is looking into a local naturopath. He's not ignoring his health. Just standing up for his rights as an adult.
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@Pattitude (1336)
• Newton, North Carolina
31 Oct 15
Yes, please see a naturopathic physician. I was just about to suggest that. The trouble with conventional doctors is that they cannot see past the symptoms. They treat only the symptoms where a naturopathic physician will treat the underlying cause that is causing the symptom.
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@sallypup (13012)
• Moses Lake, Washington
31 Oct 15
A naturopathic physician also knows much more than an M D does about minerals and vitamins and how they affect the system.
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@Pattitude (1336)
• Newton, North Carolina
31 Oct 15
@sallypup Many people believe that a naturopathic physician (ND) is not a real physician at all. The biggest travesty is that most MDs (allopathic physicians) pass this around. The truth is, that an ND goes to school for longer. They go to regular med school, but they have to take extra courses for the alternative medicine, which includes homeopathy, naturopathy, traditional chinese medicine, herbal medicines (which is a broad range of categories) and much more. They don't do residency in a regular hospital like allopathic doctors do, but then again, they do not do emergency medicine or surgeries. Also, many people do not realize this, but if you live in one of the 17 states that has ND licensure, you are covered under insurance. It is covered under the ACA, and I hope whoever becomes our next president, if they repeal ACA, I hope they provide the same provision that Obama Care does, which states that insurance has to cover any licensed health practitioner.
@GardenGerty (79303)
• Marion, Kansas
16 Oct 15
Good for him. He should not be treated like someone who is incapable.
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@softbabe44 (6006)
• Vancouver, Washington
16 Oct 15
i don't blame him theres nothing about that is right
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@Rohvannyn (3060)
• Tucson, Arizona
31 Oct 15
I wish him the best in finding a good naturopath! They have to be MDs anyway, but they are often really good. I like their approach. In another life, that's what I'd like to be.
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@sallypup (13012)
• Moses Lake, Washington
31 Oct 15
You'd make a good one. Dad says naturopaths are not MDs.
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@Rohvannyn (3060)
• Tucson, Arizona
31 Oct 15
@sallypup Ah, it appears they've branched off. Doing a little research, I find there's three branches of medical school now - Doctor of Osteopathy, Medical doctor, and Naturopathic Doctor. A lot of the same info, but different philosophies. Interesting! I remember reading the account of someone who started with all the MD training then became a naturopath.
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@DeborahDiane (10516)
• Laguna Woods, California
15 Oct 15
It is insulting how some people treat other adults who are in wheelchairs, or who are blind. I served on the board of a charity with a very successful executive of a oil company ... and he was blind. He was brilliant.
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@Marcyaz (37343)
• United States
15 Oct 15
Blindness has nothing to do with intelligence.
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@sallypup (13012)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Oct 15
Hi @deborahDiane It took a Master's degree for my hubby to land a bachelor's degree job.
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@Marcyaz (37343)
• United States
15 Oct 15
JUst because a person is blind does not mean they are to be treated any differently than anyone else.
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@sallypup (13012)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Oct 15
I totally agree with you @marcyaz. My hubby gets so irate at folks that shove him into chairs rather than ask him how he'd like things done.
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