Doctor Drama. My Doctors don't like each other…

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

it’s your choice. if it were me? i wouldn’t change doctors, because it takes me a while to become comfortable with doctors.

but if there are other “problems” between these doctors, that could cause health risks to you down the line? it sounds like switching is a better option. it would suck if something happened and the doctors wouldn’t work or share information with each other.

Post # 4
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would not give money to a doctor who disparages others.  Totally unprofessional, and shows poor judgment in my opinion.

Post # 5
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@cora_123:  Maybe there was a business deal that went sour.  If you like your lady doctor stay with her but make an effort to erquest records regularly and send them to your primary doctor.  Next time he makes a comment, let him know that you like her and don’t plan to change doctors and would appreciate it if he would keep his personal comments about her to himself.

Post # 6
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If you do switch, I would switch primary doctors to one that can work with your lady doctor.  If another doctor has a negative view of your lady doctor then you might want to reconsider continuing to see her.

Post # 9
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

How bizarre!

How attached are you to your general doctor? I might want to find a new one…

Post # 10
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would switch a primary care doctor who trash talks other people before I’d switch my OBGYN who I like.


No matter what he said, and how nice he said it, it was innappropriate to say that during an appointment and unprompted by you.

Post # 11
92 posts
Worker bee

My two cents is that if YOU like her, stick with her.  Finding a doctor whom you like and trust is worth so much more than switching to someone whom you may be “settling” with.  I’ve had my share of bad doctors… ones that don’t listen to you, try to get you in and out of the office in 5 minutes or less, are seemingly judgmental… (you get the idea).  Seems like you and the other people who go to this doc really like her.  


I do, however, think it’s rather unprofessional of them to speak so poorly about each other in front of you. Perhaps look into finding a new primary doc. 


Post # 12
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

What kind of professionalism is that??

I’d switch my GP and find someone who was more plesant and professional during the 60 or so minutes a year I spent with them

Post # 14
1349 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@cora_123:  It sounds like your lady doctor rubbed you the wrong way.  (WOAH, that sounded horrible!)  If you trust your GP, I’d stick with him and ask him for a recommendation for someone he works well with.

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