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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sleep is overrated...

My mother has been plagued by her right arm for 2 weeks now. It started with pain and numbness and then, July 3rd, she woke up with it swollen 3x's its normal size. The swelling prompted a phone call to me and she finally agreed to see the family doctor and do what he recommended...





Early monday morning (6am), my mother and I left the shore to head to North Jersey to appear at the doctor's office and hope that he would see her. He did, but I must say that I really disliked the man. Disliked in the way that made my skin crawl. There are several reasons (in no particular order):



1. He walked into the exam room and addressed a woman many years his senior by her first name. Etiquette (medical in this setting) requires that you call the individual by Mrs So and So and ask permission to call them by their first name.

2. More time was spent talking about his perfect 4 children than talking about the reason why we were there to see him.

3. He essentially poo poo'd my mothers concerns and spent no time explaining why he wanted her to take a short course of steroids or why he wanted her to see a neurologist.

4. He is increadibly fake and makes my skin crawl....

I have worked with a large number of doctors in the past 11 years and have come across some real sleaze balls. I realize that I am fortunate to work with the physicians I do that are incredibly dedicated and genuine with their patients. This man, however qualified he may be, is an a**. I am hoping that the neurologist is much more indepth and genuine.

eta- Have just spoken to my mother, she liked the neurologist (he's a met fan) and will have the tests he ordered in two weeks. Hopefully more answers for her then...

3 comments:

the dragonfly said...

Bad doctors can be so frustrating. I was thankful that, while I was pregnant, I only had wonderful doctors (except for the doctor back in the States who refused to give me migraine medicine even though my other doctor prescribed it to me and also gave me the wrong anti-nausea meds. Ugh.).

Hope your mom gets some answers...and glad to hear she liked the neurologist!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I hate it when M.D.'s think their designation stands for Medical Deity. Very irritating.

I've run into a few of those too and I don't tolerate them well at all.

I think a good doctor should have the mind of a scientist, the soul of a healer, and the heart of a teacher. God bless them if they do.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

PS: I hope your Mom is doing better.

:-)