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Unhappy with your doctor?

By Blogger January 6, 2014 - 7:43am

Then switch.

A relationship with our doctors is one like the relationships we choose with friends and partners. They are our partner in health and should not make us feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Just like not every person is right for each other the same holds true for our physicians.

And, for those of us that are parents, the same holds true for our child's pediatrician.

It's okay to shop around for a doctor that you feel comfortable with. A person, and practice, that takes care of you, listens to you, and who you feel you can communicate well with is what you deserve.

If you are questioning your physician on their treatment methods (e.g., overprescribing antibiotics), poor bed side manner, and/or unfriendly support staff, then it's time to consider a change.

As patients, we deserve the best care possible. If there are feelings of discomfort or questioning about a physician or his or her team, then it's important to realize that that maybe that relationship is not right for you. There is nothing wrong with feeling a physician relationship does not seem right.

It's important to have a physician and their team be supportive, that they make you feel comfortable, and confident that your questions and concerns are being heard and addressed.

By Blogger January 10, 2014 - 8:20am

Susan -- I am sorry to hear of your ordeal but it's good you trusted your instincts to make the switch. Not all doctors are great. If the fit does not feel right for your needs then there are other doctors out there that are a better match. Good for you that you took action to make this change.

January 10, 2014 - 8:20am
By HERWriter Guide January 9, 2014 - 3:17pm

I agree!

I felt my pediatrician was a rather pompous ass and switched when she and her office assured me my baby was fine until I took her into the hospital myself where she was admitted.

Never got a call or a follow up.

Now we've had the same pediatrician for years and she's awesome!


January 9, 2014 - 3:17pm

Group Leader


Hi, Do you have a primary physician you go to? Do you ever feel uncomfortable and embarrassed? Are you scared to say something that you might think you shouldn't say? Are you happy with your doctor and is she/he helpful and understand your matters? If their is any health condition you're dealing with and if you don't get much solution from your doctor it is always a good idea to go for second opinion. You should try to be strong if you're embarrassed about anything specific until you get to make it right. Once you're happy with the doctor you're seeing then you know your on the right track to make your health improve. If the doctor is understanding and knows your concerns it is just best to stick with him/her. This way you're happy with how the doctor is helping you. Have A Happy Health, Melissa


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