(Closed) Should I feel silly that I think my doctor wasn't listening to me? bit of TMI.

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
13906 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You are definitely not stupid for feeling this way.  I would suggest finding a new doctor, right away.

Post # 3
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Can’t you just get a new doctor? You pay your doctors, don’t you? I’m not entirely sure if you’re tied to a doctor through insurance or anything?



Post # 5
131 posts
Blushing bee

No it’s not stupid to feel like this, if that was me I would have refused to leave until he did those things you wanted checking! 

Post # 6
3751 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think it’s worth the long drive to see another doctor that listens to you. I know all too well from experience, I tried multiple doctors before finding one that would actually listen to me and do the proper tests to confirm that I have Crohn’s disease. Every other doctor told me it was stress or IBS. Scary stuff. 

Post # 7
1246 posts
Bumble bee

This doctor’s behavior has put your life at risk.  I would not trust him to know what to do in a life or death situation.  I would definitely go an hour away.

Post # 8
10635 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t know if this will help with your doctor, but it’s at least worth a try:  Book a longer appointment.  My doctor told me this, many appointments are timed for something like a basic infection.  When I have complex issues the standard appointment length isn’t long enough.  Physicals are much longer appointments, which you might need to get everything checked over that you need.

Post # 9
230 posts
Helper bee

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AB Bride: I agree with AB Bride. I used to book appointments at a clinic and unless you say you need a long appointment to discuss issues we’d book you for 7.5 – 15 minutes depending on the doctor. And that’s supposed to include all of the time they need to type up the summed up version of your appointment into your chart. If they have more time they’ll discuss your issues more thoroughly with you typically.

Post # 10
9841 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Checking your blood pressure, heart rate and listening to your lungs should be a pretty standard part of the exam. If he’s not doing these things and blowing you off, I would make the drive to another doctor.

Post # 11
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Honestly, when it comes to your own health I think you have the right to feel comfortable with who you are trusting with it. There is a particular doctor here in my small, rural town who is a complete bitch. I cannot stand her, and I’m not the only one. I will purposely schedule to not have her because she doesn’t take anything seriously, she’s rude, and she thinks you’re lying about symptoms. Not even kidding. Terrible healthcare professional. If you are really uncomfortable with the doctor you have, it is worth it in my opinion to travel an hour for someone who you can trust with your health and potentially future life in relation to catching things early, etc.

Post # 12
11735 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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SmileyKitty:  no you’re not stupid for feeling that way but why do you still see this dr then!? Time to switch!


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