~I Wish Doctor's Believed Us Now And Then!~

Jacksonville, Florida
December 8, 2015 3:43pm CST
Sometimes I really wish doctors would listen more to their patients. When we know something is wrong with our own bodies or our children-they should at least pretend to believe us or care what we say. We do know our bodies best and we know our children best-so why not listen a little more? I know many times doctor's think they are much more perfect than we are, they think they know best about everything. Are you lucky with a doctor that actually listens to you? Have you had an experience where the doctor was wrong and you were correct about something?
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• United States
8 Dec 15
Doctor's have to go to college for such a long time, when they come out they feel they are entitled to always be right even when they are oh so very wrong. I think it's only the older doctor's who are more apt to listen to the patient's. I also think doctor's were more apt to listen years and years ago when their knowledge was not so advanced as their patient's. I don't like going to the doctor's because nine times out of ten they look to their medical books and studies beofre they look to the individual they are treating.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Dec 15
@ScribbledAdNauseum Yeah, they think they are smarter than everyone else because they have a degree. However, I have found them to be wrong many times!
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• United States
9 Dec 15
@LovingMyBabies Everyone's body is different and yet doctor's treat us as a whole for the most part.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Dec 15
I think that my do ctor who sp ecializes in the elderly does treat us with respect.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
8 Dec 15
I gather you have had a bad experience. I've been lucky and have no complaints about medical treatment.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Dec 15
@JaboUK I have had a few of them. One where the doctor told me my daughter had scabies and she did not & I knew she didn't. She actually had hand, foot and mouth virus. Another where a doctor swore I was faking being in labor-my daughter was born 20 minutes later... I'm glad you have not had any bad experiences, I wish I didn't.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
9 Dec 15
@LovingMyBabies It sounds like you have every reason to distrust the medical profession.
@FourWalls (15766)
• United States
8 Dec 15
Although my "civilian" doctors are usually very attentive to me, I have that problem with the VA doctors. I've frequently gone to the ER for treatment of my asthma and had them more interested in my blood pressure than the fact that I can't breathe. Thankfully, one day that happened at a clinic just one day after I'd been to my "civilian" doctor, where my BP was perfectly normal. When they started yapping about my 156/120 BP I showed them the reading from the day before of 118/72 and said, "There's nothing wrong with my blood pressure, it's just coming to this place."
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Dec 15
@FourWalls I hate things like that. They should pay more attention to the real reason we need them. I have had doctors not listen plenty of times and its frustrating!
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
10 Dec 15
It's not often you get a good doctor these days.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Dec 15
@Kevin1877uk That is the sad truth!
@marijuana (576)
• Tel Aviv, Israel
9 Dec 15
Yes there are doctors who does not seem to pay attention when we try to describe our symptoms. Its frustrating when we feel like they are not taking us seriously. Here in Israel , I have to exaggerate the way I describe the symptoms I am feeling so to get immediate attention.
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@Blondie2222 (22724)
• United States
9 Dec 15
I have 3 different doctors due to my health issues and they all work together and our on the same page. They will sit and listen to what i have to say and work with me to help me feel better.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Dec 15
@Blondie2222 That is amazing and your so very lucky!
@GardenGerty (104026)
• United States
9 Dec 15
i have always had doctors that listened. I would not continue seeing them if they did not. They have trusted my gut often, about everything from when my kids were going to be born to whether or not I needed medicine.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Dec 15
@GardenGerty Unfortunately I'm unable to change my maternity doctor because I am too far along in my pregnancy. If I could change I would be though because he's not good at listening to me.
@jstory07 (71158)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Dec 15
After doctors spend 12 years going to college to be a Doctor they think they knew it all. But they should listen to the patients that are paying their bill to see them.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Dec 15
@jstory07 Yes they should most definitely listen more to their patients. Most of the time we know what our own bodies are saying.
@Syllogism (211)
• China
9 Dec 15
Maybe that's because the doctor would attend several,even dozens of patients everyday,if he would treat every patient very carefully and patiently as the patients expected,he might not be able to finish his work and he would be exhausted. Besides,our bad feelings may just be very common in the doctor's view,as he may often see things worse.
• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Dec 15
@Syllogism They signed up to care for patients so they should have been something else if they didnt want to listen to people. That's part of their job!
@paigea (22609)
• Canada
23 Dec 15
I've always been treated very well by doctors.
@marlina (79632)
• Canada
9 Dec 15
Yes, I had to argue many times with my family doctor. He wasn't listening.
@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
9 Dec 15
I think the doctors want more factual information than to listen to our feelings. I try to be more factual when I go to the doctor. I try to remember the actual day when I get sick, and other symptoms.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Dec 15
yes I have a doctor who does listen to me and takes time too ans now he is in his own office he never gets to me at the time of my appt b u t when he does seeme he takes tme and he klstens to me too