Can I have a REAL doctor please? (my latest doctor visit)

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My doctor – the one I trusted (past tense) – earlier today, informed me I was a fraudster.

I was shocked and so was my fiance.


 

I normally do upbeat posts because that is how I try to be in my everyday life. This post is a true account of what happened to me today. If you wish to skip it, of course I’ll understand.

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I had to have a doctor’s note for the government department that deals with my disability benefit, and since the Nasty Party is in government, disabled people are put through the wringer – I have yet another assessment, just 8 months after the last. For nine years I am disabled with severe unrelenting pain. I am barely able to walk a few steps and then I’m unable to. Neuropathy and inflammatory pain just doesn’t disappear! (I wish!!). Anyway, this doctor’s note was to confirm that I indeed suffer migraines (which they already knew from my form-filling) and that my pain has increased so much so, that even a longish car journey – whether as driver or passenger – is out of the question. Those long car journeys trigger dreadful migraines. Gov. dept. wants me to drive a long way there (and back again, of course) to be bullied again at another ‘assessment’ – which then decides my fate: do I still receive those grateful pennies to try and live on?

I had already asked the gov. dept. for a home visit assessment instead, stating the reason of my debilitating migraine attacks triggered by long car journeys. They accepted the migraine attacks and offered to send a taxi for the next assessment. I’m having to send a doctor’s note proving that these migraine attacks prevent me from travelling as either a car driver or a passenger.

To help my usually kind and professional doctor (the only one I trusted after the others wrongly diagnosed me, and in doing so crippled me for life), I wrote out a simple letter, typed out, with my details and a sentence saying that I cannot travel to an assessment due to the long journey triggering terrible migraines.

I thought this a good idea since they usually ask, perplexed, “what do we write?” My thinking was: they can either use the actual letter I typed by simply adding their name and signature; or, they can use it as a template.

I began saying this, but was interrupted.

“You can’t write letters for us!” He told me, standing up, his voice considerably raised.

I tried explaining again, in a normal voice, whilst seated next to my equally shocked fiance, the purpose of my letter.

“You can’t send this, it is fraud!”

I said, “I’m not a fraudster. I thought the letter might help…” Interrupted again.

“If you send this, you are a fraudster and I will have to report you!” He was loud and angry and standing and the balance of power between doctor and patient was over. He was humiliating. He talked down to me. Disrespectful. He was the Doctor. A demi-god – an angry one at that! Whilst, I was somehow lesser – ill, crippled, now living on a low-income, an irritating patient. No use for society anymore. Throw me away.

At the beginning of the consultation he said I had to hurry up because I always take long. (How very rude). The reason WHY I take long is not my fault, but the medical centre’s fault as they refuse to accurately relay my diagnosis from professional (private) physiotherapists that my hip had been indeed partially-dislocated…and left for nine months because the doctors didn’t have the good sense to x-ray me when I complained of severe pain and the enormous difficulty in walking. Instead, the ‘good’ (this) doctor informed me several months ago, that according to my medical records, my physical trauma isn’t physical but psychological – an absolute lie.

He wanted to know what I wanted the letter for, and who it was to. I answered him. Again, I told him I am not a fraudster. I would never just send a letter off without the agreement and that person’s signature. I was angry at this slander.

I hadn’t even typed the doctor’s name on my letter because as I said before, I didn’t know if the doctor I would see would want to use it, or perhaps use it for a helpful template.

So, how could that be fraud?

It wasn’t.

But it was verbal abuse and slander. From him, the doctor.

I tried to keep my cool.

He sat back in his chair, asked me some questions pertaining to my migraines and wanted to look in my eyes. Afterwards, he was annoyed when I said I hadn’t recently been to the optician. Though, I know, that this is NOT related to my eyes because the migraines have been increasing in severity and number ever since my nerves were damaged. I would have told him this, but he didn’t want to listen. (For a whole year, during 2015, I had no benefit income because the gov. dept. that handles them saw fit to cut me off. I would have been on the street if not for my mum). But, I could have gone this year to get my eyes checked but I hadn’t got round to it. My health has been rapidly declining and I rarely leave the house as it is too difficult.

He then said he could write me a letter but it’d cost me. I was still angry from the slander accusation, and incensed now that I have to pay for a letter with the little money I get, related to the chronic ill health they are responsible for!

They, the doctors, did this to me!

I said, why should I pay for that letter when it is this medical centre that put me in this (crippling pain) predicament?

He didn’t like that!

He said some more stuff. I said I was not a fraudster. Then, he relented and said he’d misunderstoodNO APOLOGY for calling me a FRAUDSTER!! – that “I know you’re not a fraudster”.

Worried, I might complain about you? That your conduct, to me, today, as a doctor is wholly unprofessional?

I was given a prescription for migraine medicine.

I reached across the desk to take my letter back. Leave it here, he said, I’ll need it for writing my one.

(Yep. That’s why I wrote it dumb arrogant ‘doctor’).

No apology………………..

I felt violated. I left there feeling so weak and fragile against the ‘machine’. Because when your health is taken away, how can you fight? I don’t even get the right medical support and I desperately need good pain management. I worry what damage I do to my liver with the ibuprofen because I take so much for the inflammation.

If I, as a patient, had been verbally abusive and slanderous, I would have been ordered to leave. However, that doesn’t seem to apply to NHS doctors.

Meanwhile, 2 months on, my last email to them today, I still wait for access to my medical records to help my case in suing them.

Wish me luck.

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About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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79 Responses to Can I have a REAL doctor please? (my latest doctor visit)

  1. teri again says:

    Wow, seems like he isn’t good at listening. Hope you find one that listens.

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  2. So sorry you’ve has this experience, unfortunately not that uncommon. Wish you luck x

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  3. The decline of good medical professionals is something we all deal with. I am so sorry you had to go through this, and be lucky I wasn’t with you, I would have probably gotten us both kicked out.

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  4. Kara says:

    Wow…how awful you had to go through this! I wish I could say I’m surprised, but I’ve been in the same position as you more than once. Sometimes I’ll catch one of my “good” doctors on a bad day and get shit treatment. They’re as prone to normal human nastiness as anyone, but the impact they can have on a patient is devastating. I’ve had a doctor call me a couple of days after an appointment to apologize, so at least he was aware that he was way out of line.

    I’m so glad you were able to set him straight in the end! If nothing else, this may strengthen your case since you have a witness. I hope it all turns out okay. ❤

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    • Thank you Kara. I’m sorry you’ve experienced this too. I only experienced really bad behaviour, once before, when I was in Germany and the doctor (I believe a neo-nazi) yelled at me to stop telling him ‘fairy tales’ when I told him I have depression. I’ve had remarks and sniggers made about my large bust and told to stop complaining about my pain because it is the same as a slight cut to the finger (one doc’s story), and patronised when I was told that doctors can be women too and another comment about a medical soap opera and me thinking that real life is like that (I don’t even watch that tv show). I was clearly abused today and I still feel the shock of it.
      I just want the right medical care – especially now because the poor health is escalating. And, financial compensation for the damage they’ve done – I will never be able to work a normal job again.
      Love + hugs

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      • Kara says:

        I hear ya. I know it’s difficult, but try not to take it to heart. No one has the right to tell us how we’re feeling EXCEPT us.

        Whether realized by them or not, there is a ton of gender bias in medicine right down to clinical trials for drugs – test subjects are mostly male and drugs effect the sexes differently, as they’re beginning to find out. Female doctors can be just as bad, and in some cases, worse. I had to switch primary doctors four times in my new area before I got one who wasn’t either an ass or too impatient to be thorough.

        Can you change GP’s when this mess is over?

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      • You’re right, it’s not personal. He obviously has some issues of his own…and a need to control his anger. Exactly, that’s why I kept repeating I’m not a fraudster…gosh, it was so surreal! Females narcissists are worse. I don’t think I can change doctors because the company that owns this medical centre owns most in my area. I live in the country, I may be at a loss that way… I’m still suing though, cos I need money to live on and get treatment so my body doesn’t seize up completely. The inflammation is worse than the neuropathy.

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  5. suesuzzz says:

    wow!!
    So sorry that you are going thru this..
    I do not understand what is going on with the system at all…
    I am disabled as well and it seems like they are always trying to take the ones that need it the most off…This really got me heated …!!!! God I hope I don’t have to go thru everything again….
    Wishing you luck n hugggs n love
    Suzette

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    • Thank you Suzette, luck n hugs n love back!
      Like it isn’t difficult enough already…I know.

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      • suesuzzz says:

        Most welcome!! and thank you for the hugggs…
        YES IT IS!!!!..Like we need more stress to make us sicker…oh this just pisses me off…still pissed off…
        Huggs again to you..

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      • ((( HUGS SUE! )))
        I’m equally pissed off and sad…

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      • suesuzzz says:

        Oh I am sure and you have every right!!!!! … I think where I am at in my life with the stress and extra stress if this were to happen and I pray it don’t I would have lost it…or will …but they try other ways…and I have seen some that really, REALLY need it and can’t..while other gets it the first time..seen this shit first hand …

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      • And, stress is the last thing we need.

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      • suesuzzz says:

        Amen..So damn true..It just makes us sicker and ill…But they say that is all in our heads too….

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      • And, they call us women hysterical! Like it’s the Victorian times…

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      • suesuzzz says:

        Omg you hit the nail on the head..They sure do…I think that we are more intune with our body and know when something is wrong or hurts ..Just because say we don’t have it documented by a damn rude azz dr or the dr don’t believe in that certain illness …or like fibro and or lupus or things that are harder to test for …

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      • I thought that hysterical woman thing when that bit in my medical records was revealed – psychological not physical illness! It’s crazy making. Abuse even. I don’t mean to be sexist but women are the more powerful sex – even my critical dad used to say that! Yes, those are real diseases.

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      • suesuzzz says:

        Hell I wouldn’t blame you for have acting that way after what you have been thru….I remember one time I was at the dr office and they wanted to admit me I was sick throwing up you name it but all I wanted was to go home and my boyfriend said it’s up to me so we were just TALKING about it and later I found out she said in the records that we were fighting…oh I was pissed off and ask her to correct that and she would not!!!! …I figured if she would not report the correct information than I no longer needed her and left…
        My dad and better half agree that the females are more powerful so they would agree with your dad lol…
        Well even if its psychological that is an illness too..what is the problem with the system..I see it going down fast…we have to keep fighting the system for what little we get and they are always trying to take us off ..yet there are millions on it that probably don’t need it..I know like I said a few that are able to work but they will tell you that to your face too they don’t care they play the act when they go to the dr office and get everything and anything they want and if they don’t they scream loud enough to push the dr to give them what they ask for…pathetic ….

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      • That was bad of them…
        Yes, mental illness is just as important. I’ve clinical depression since childhood.

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      • suesuzzz says:

        Yes it was…we were just talking if I did go to the hospital all that I would have to do first like do check books and pay bills things like that…far from a fight lol..just talking things out if I did choose to go..glad I didn’t I got better with lots of rest and soup and medication otc and a restful environment with my better half that was my personal nurse lol..
        Yes it is just as important …but they always seem to find a way don’t they..but if its one of a loved one from the dr family you bet that they get the help and medications that they all need…
        sorry to hear depression is a mother…

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      • I’m glad to hear you have your own personal nurse 🙂
        We used to have tea-ladies in Britain, but I think John is my coffee boy 😉

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      • suesuzzz says:

        Hey that works too ….. ☻☻

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  6. Prairie Girl says:

    I am so angry for you! I’m not happy with the medical community at large and his treatment of you in that office was outrageous. Thank goodness you weren’t alone as I think maybe that’s the only reason why he was willing to get a hold of himself and consider what you finally were able to tell him.

    You held yourself well considering the circumstances and I think it’s terrible you went through that.

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  7. msplayful says:

    I called my doctor’s office last week. I needed a simple TB test for a part time job I’ve found. My doctor’s nurse wasn’t available – my doctor has been “on leave” for a couple months getting her credentials updated (?? never heard of that before . . . wasn’t she a doctor when I saw her over the last year?) but this nurse who didn’t know me said they could not do that TB test until November. I have to have it by Oct 12, or I lose the job. Well, she said, I was not a patient there. I had no doctor. Yes, I do . . . and I gave her my doctor’s name. She told me that doctor would not be back. WHAT? I’ve been told since July that the doctor will be back after she gets her credentials updated . . . No. I had no doctor there. So I contacted a lawyer and I wrote the customer service email address for my doctor’s office and I “stewed”. Two days late my doctor’s nurse called me back to say they could do the TB test. When I went in for that yesterday, she asked when I’d had a physical last (don’t they mark that in my records??) I was in the hospital in March and went to three specialists that “maybe” doctor referred me to, but I need more checking??? I told her I had one in the last year. It’s obvoius to me that they don’t want to help me with the form. The last form I took in and had yellow sticky notes on to show the doctor the only places she had to fill in, she yanked off the sticky notes and then said, “what is it you need me to do?” Uh . . . it was marked with sticky notes. But I sat there and went through it with her. So, I totally understand how you feel and I feel for you and hope, hope, hope you have an attorney helping. One call from his office will get your records released. You have a right to see and have copies of your records. Good luck. I’ll be praying for you. Doctors feel too powerful. There’s an old joke . . . do you know the difference between God and a doctor? God doesn’t think he’s a doctor.

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    • Thanks dear lady for your support too. Prayers are very welcome 🙂
      I’m sorry you have to go through this arrogant doctor crap too. They say that doctors USED to look down on their patients, but it’s obviously still happening. I like your joke! Lol.

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  8. davidprosser says:

    Good luck in your action. Medical negligence needs to be acted against rather than brushed under a mat. If you have a good solicitor they’ll get you the tests you need to prove the case.
    My doctors were so poor with DLA claim forms that I was refused 3 times. Each time I had to appeal and each time I won.At one appointment at home the ATOS doctor shot through his tests , walk 6 feet etc . He was gone very quickly. When I was refused I saw his forms and he’s filled in sections without even asking them. Luckily I too had a witness and won again.
    xxx Huge Hugs (but gently) xxx

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    • Thank you David. I’m sorry to hear you had to fight for your benefits – none of us should have to go through that. Thanks for your advice about the solicitor…I just hope I haven’t left it too long for my case.
      🐻 💜 🌞 🐉 hugs back 🙂

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      • davidprosser says:

        I think you have something like seven years to bring a case. Good Luck. I see our TV’s are bombarded with the no win – no fee medical negligence cases now, maybe it will encourage more to complain.
        xxx Hugs Galore xxxx

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  9. Good Girl, Faith….keep fighting so your fiance can keep the “Faith”. ~~dru~~

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  10. Shocking behavior. Very unsettling. Because we need specific assistance and because we are better advocates than the general population our awareness of the patient-doctor relationship puts the doctor at a slight disadvantage. They cannot brush us off so quickly. We need time with them so we take the time we need. We need their attention so we demand that they pay attention to us. Those of us with chronic illness should no longer go quietly away. Keep up the fight.

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    • You’re right, Rose, we do know more because we have no choice. The doctors have often asked ME what kind of meds I would like to try for the pain! Then, on the other hand they told me not to look at the internet – which I didn’t for a long time until I was desperate for answers. I had put my faith in them as medical professionals; that they knew best and were working in my (the patient’s) best interests…but they skipped on something so obvious at the initial time, a simple x-ray… We should be able to take the time we need, but they get frustrated here when you’re not out in 4 minutes. I wish I’d had the chance to go private. The lawyer’s office should be calling today, I had to wait two days for the phone call.
      Love + Hugs

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  11. Wow, what an awful experience…I’m glad you are able to tell it like it is and describe this doctor’s actions as they were, which were petty and sad. How sad that he had to take out whatever frustration he was feeling at you, who didn’t deserve it. Keep fighting and know you deserve better!!

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  12. Faith, I am so sorry to hear that you are going through all this. Take good care of yourself.

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  13. oh God faith. I am so sorry to read what you went through. I know sometimes because of increased government pressure etc it can make doctors overly wary sometimes but dammit, I’m mad he took it out on you when you clearly are not frauding the system. It’s so upsetting when these things happen for sure. I’ve been bad about keeping up with other blogs lately because of a full plate here, but boy do I sure sympathize with this situation. It’s just plain wrong and you’re right, pride or ego or whatever prevents him from apologizing when he should. Awful. Good for you for sticking up for yourself tho. Much love, Nikki

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  14. Belinda O says:

    Oh I am so sorry you have to go through all this indignity. Blessings,

    Belinda

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  15. Tony says:

    Awful! And all we can do is rail against the injustice. My sympathy for your ordeal with this idiot.

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  16. God help you! (In a non-religious way!) sucks you don’t have a good GP. When I am offered public housing outside my support area I’m told to find a new GP & are surprised I refuse to give up my GP for cheap rent. My GP is so good he trains other GP’s. I want to suggest if you don’t like yours change. Find another one, who listens, does what you need and respects you. Bed side manner unkind Sir! Get some! It seems the Government Agencies are all on the same page. My Disability Support Pension was suspended last week as they claimed I had not met their deadline to reassess my very permanent disability. Yes, I’m currently doing that whole thing also. I obviously had met their deadline, they were just incompetent. My best suggestion is to go to the appointment. Take a bucket and be assessed while at your worst. When you can’t speak for yourself they might finally get it. Do your best, it’s all you can do.

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    • Your doctor sounds brilliant – can you share him?! 😉 – I’m glad for you that you have that good care, even if the other stuff such as housing and the Disability Support Pension people is below par.

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  17. rubycommenting says:

    The staff sound miserable in their jobs. I’m sorry that you were treated poorly. It wasn’t you, it’s the system they have. I thought it was funny when the doctor wanted your letter in the end.

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    • Thanks Ruby. The running of this medical centre has worsened over the years. We also have poor customer service in the UK – that was one of the culture shocks I had when I returned to live here after being a decade abroad in Germany. Generally, people are becoming less ‘human’. I know, it was crazy-funny that he indeed wanted my ‘fraudelent’ letter!

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  18. Reblogged this on The rePurposed Life and commented:
    Faith McCord’s recent experience is a sad commentary on a certain subset of doctors. I am sure other individuals with chronic illnesses have stories to tell, as well.
    #disability #chronicblogs #chronicillness

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  19. I reblogged this post. It is of great importance to the chronic illness community.

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  20. ravenwing72 says:

    I’m so sorry that you were put through all this my lovely. (((hugs))) xxxxxx

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  21. Had a bad experience with a doctor in an ER one time when my daughter needed some help. The doctor was in a bad mood because I had called him out of bed (11pm) and so proceeded to accuse me of child neglect and other verbal abuse. He felt I should have brought her in earlier before her symptoms were elevated. (He ignored the explanation that her symptoms become worse at night but minimal during the day.) I gradually realized he was upset because I had outed him. He had tried to diagnose my daughter over the phone. This is a huge liability issue in Canada. I pointed out my concern about trying to brush this off as an over the phone consult. Somehow the doctor must have thought he could gain the upper hand by trying to intimidate me.
    I became irritated and did raise my voice while the attending nurse was doing the followup. I called the ER the next day and asked who the attending nurse was. I was asked what the problem was. I said I owed her an apology. The head nurse asked what had transpired. Turns out even though I had just moved into town, I was her son’s teacher. She told me she would be reporting the incident to the hospital board, saying I will not tolerate a doctor having hospital privileges if they are being abusive. Found out later that the doctor felt bad about his behaviour, But no apology. Did he feel bad about his behaviour or about being reported to the hospital board?
    Being in good health I had the energy to pursue the abusive situation. Sorry to hear you did not get support somewhere else in the ‘system’.

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    • Thank you Jason for sharing your story. Yes, the doctor should have sincerely apologised to you – that was what I wanted from my doctor, who is usually the most supportive doctor there. I suppose that made what happened even more shocking – I’d always felt safe with him before. I’m sorry you experienced this kind of abuse too.

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  22. Fibronacci says:

    Holy hell!!! This is ridiculous beyond belief! Sounds like you need a new doctor for a start. Sheesh! I feel incensed that anybody can get away with this kind of treatment!
    I am so very sorry you had to go through this experience. 😦

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  23. This is horrible. And yes, I have experienced this type of ill treatment, too. They most clone these narcissist doctors.

    This story reminds me of when I was in nursing school and a small group of my fellow nursing students took to calling themselves “Sisters of No Mercy.”

    For certain types, being in the medical profession is all about the money and prestige, not the suffering patient. ((HUG))

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    • Thanks for the support, Linda. (((HUGS))) back 🙂
      I’m sorry you had to experience bad doctors too.
      I suppose I was ‘spoilt’ with my excellent family doctor who I had for 15 years (he retired).
      I was once worked as a live-in nanny for a narc doctor (in training) – she was awful to me and jealous (don’t most of us look good at 20, lol?), she was a bad looking 34 year old anyway because she was sick inside. When I had food poisoning she neglected my care and by law I should have had health insurance (I didn’t; I was abroad, alone, in Germany; the family were well off and they flaunted it). That was how I met my future (ex)-husband; he took good care of me and nursed me back to health. I could have died.
      I see she’s a fully fledged doc now and has a blog on her web site, showing off how wonderful she is.
      Nurses (majority) are earth’s angels. Well, that’s how I see it. My aunt (rip), before she became ill, was an excellent nurse. Respect to you. Your story of your training is shocking…yes, the toxic ones turn up anywhere, don’t they…

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  24. magarisa says:

    I’m so sorry you received such horribly disrespectful treatment! I wish I could do more than wish you good luck…

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  25. I am so sorry to read this, what a dreadful experience. I suffer migraines they are terrible on top of all your other health problems no wonder you wish to avoid them. I hope it all turns out ok.

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  26. Wendy says:

    I’m glad you decided to tell it like it is today. It’s not always upbeat. It’s hard sometimes, and right now, it’s hard on you.
    The medical establishment has too much power over us, and it’s just not fair.
    sometimes I just want to throw a temper tantrum about it. as it that would do much good. And not to say I don’t do it from time to time, but only in the privacy of my own home. Yes it does a lot of good from here huh?
    I have found that doctors do not apologize. Period. Are they trained not to? Do they think it puts them at a disadvantage? Does it show that they are vulnerable? I don’t know, but I do know many of them need to be knocked off the pedestal they have put themselves on.
    Good luck my dear. Keep us informed.

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    • Thanks for your support Wendy.
      Yes, there is still that imbalance of power going on with some doctors behaving like ‘gods’.
      A good scream within the confines of your home or car is always good (I’ve done it too).
      I don’t know who (doctor-wise) to turn to now…he WAS my understanding doc. I think he’s experiencing pressure from his bosses.
      Take care too, hugs xo

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  27. MyLifeWithChronicPain says:

    I have had a similar situation with my now *former* primary care physician. After numerous appointments of him talking down to me, raising his voice, and being overall condescending, dismissive, and negligent, I made the decision to report him. I won’t get into details here, but I can empathize with the experience you shared. It truly is appalling that doctors are able to get away with treating patients like this, especially when we already aren’t feeling well. And no, it isn’t all in our head. I am sorry to hear you had to go through this. Sending you hugs and wishing you good luck.

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    • I’m sorry to hear you went through something similiar with a former physician. I don’t know what gets into these people…driven by ego, I suppose. We are viewed as bodies not equal people. They start to believe they’re god…
      Thank you for your good wishes and hugs – I send them back to you. xo

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  28. I am horrified on reading how the doctor treated you Faith, and reading the comments and other people’s experiences has given me goosebumps. 😦 This is seriously disturbing. When the one place we expect unconditional compassion becomes a source of humiliation and insult, where can one go? I have had bad experiences with docs but not many mainly because I have been avoiding them all my life. But none of those episodes compares to what you faced. No one deserves to face such horrible things from the people they turn to for the alleviation of their suffering. Wishing you luck for the next times and sending you hugs and love. Take care ❤

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    • Thank you for your comment and good wishes 🙂
      Yes, it is disturbing and these things shouldn’t happen. I avoid them too. Now, I never want to go back. I’m sorry to hear that your health is poor and that you’ve had bad experiences…
      Sending you love and hugs and well wishes Xox 🐻 💛 🌞

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  29. sheldonk2014 says:

    I have been dealing with so much lately this touches so many nerves
    I can’t begin to tell you how many dr I have been through these passed seven months
    How many times I was right when everyone else said no
    I am waiting to see the Dr next week
    I have been feeling like something the cat drugged in
    please take care
    And thanks for visiting
    As always Sheldon

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    • I’m sorry you’re suffering this way too, Sheldon. It shouldn’t be so. Most doctors ought to be professional and caring… I wish you all the best for next week’s dr visit and that you get some relief soon.
      Love + healing hugs, Faith

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  30. Nurse Laura says:

    What a nightmare. There is no excuse for this type of behavior. Health care professionals have a sacred duty, and if they can’t appreciate this responsibility they should be in another profession. I am a nurse and I sometimes get annoyed at my patients, but I keep that to myself. I recognize that this is not about ME. I am so sorry that you had to go through that.

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    • Hello Laura, it’s nice hearing from you. No, it isn’t acceptable behaviour. Our free healthcare (NHS in Britain) isn’t what it used to be – there’s talk of our hospitals being in crisis, although the gov. doesn’t admit it… I am sorry to hear about the ME. xo

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