Gone are the days when what the doctor said was not to be questioned. Thanks to the Internet and media, we as patients are more informed than ever. We are also not afraid to question what doctor's tell us. Now to be fair to doctor's what we read on the Internet needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, but you can get a vague idea of what could/might be going on and with that question what the doctor is saying.
As an example, my dh was pretty sick last year with his chest, and he had the most awful cough. Our doctor's solution was to prescribe him a couple of things and send him to a specialist. After going back and forth, dh found out via the Internet one of his medications may be causing the terrible cough. Mentioned it to the doctor and he said, oh yes, and changed his medication. The result his cough has gone. One of the strong steroid puffers that he was also told to take, was stopped when he saw the specialist as that too wasn't helping and could have made things worse.
Then there is me. I am coming up to 54 years of age, and I think I know my own body by now. Every month is an absolute
Our son and daughter-in-law have been through hell and back these past couple of weeks, due to various medical personnel diagnosing something that was totally incorrect. Luckily the doctor's at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, got to the bottom of it and everything is perfectly fine with the pregnancy.
At the end of the day we have to be our own advocates when it comes to our health and do our due diligence. Doctor's are very hard to come by where we live, and we are still capable of driving the 75 minutes to see ours, but if/when we move we will be finding a new doctor, as enough is enough.
In defense of our doctor he sees hundreds of patients every week, he is human and I am sure not all his patients are pleasant and/or easy to deal with, but it was his choice to be a doctor.............and as I always say, a family doctor knows a little of everything but is not an expert, that is why we have specialists.