- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
@lolita39: obviously your dispassionate rant says you have strong opinions here.
To be fair, I will offer a counterpoint: doctors are IN FACT humans. They do make mistakes. They sometimes misdiagnose and treat according to that misdiagnosis. Many doctors can be narcissistic, BUT so can patients. If you bring a printout from WebMD or Google or Wikipedia insistent that you have XYZ diagnosis, you’re going to have a hard time talking about why you’re actually there rather than the doctor wasting time explaining why you don’t have Angelman syndrome or Chrons disease. By the time I complete training, I will be well into my 30’s – as is the case with close to 100% of physicians. In training, the salary is modest, but inappropriately disproportionate to the ENORMOUS amount of student loan debt. (My student loan payments are more than double what I make each month)
All that being said, doctors do want to help people. It’s not a calling for the faint hearted. And things work better when you work WITH your doctor and not against them. (Piss off your waitress and they spit in your food, think its fair?)
and for clarification here, nurse practitioners aren’t doctors.