Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Doctors are useless

  1. #1
    Senior Member alan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    6,728

    Red face Doctors are useless

    in many cases. I've gone through many since my injury, and they've helped nothing. Pain relief? Hell, no. Treat my scoliosis? No - apparently I'm not as curved as some people, so the negative impact it has on my life is immaterial. The hole in my cord? The MRI says nothing is changing, so the symptoms of a syrinx I have are disregarded.

    Isn't life grand?
    Alan

    Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

  2. #2
    In a private system, it's all about money. My uncle put his son through medical school for over a decade. Why? My uncle will readily admit that it's all about money. The more courses you take, the more you're worth.

    Keep in mind, my uncle put his son through medical school and has dated a nurse for over 20 years, yet hates the medical industry.


  3. #3
    And being from MD, you've probably been to one of THE best hospitals in the nation yes?

    Some doctors just to want to consider anything but what they have been taught.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Ashley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Posts
    1,944
    sadly it's like a huge guessing game and many docs i've come across are completely satisfied with the bare minimum. My previous urologist laughed in my face when after doing research for a bladder issue i was having, i suggested a treatment he was sure "wouldn't work". It's been the key to my bladder functioning better. It's terrible that I feel like i must go through med school to diagnose and treat my own problems!
    Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
    -Dorothy Thompson

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    last house on the left
    Posts
    9,791
    I have to say that I have been lucky enough to have a couple of very good doctor's who actually listened to what I said. When I first met my psysiatrist he came right out and said "you're the expert on your SCI, I am just here to try to help." Pretty amazing and humble words from someone well known in his field.

  6. #6
    Senior Member alan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    6,728
    When I could tolerate the ride in my earlier injured years, I went to Hopkins, University of MD, and a bunch of other hospitals. All useless.
    Alan

    Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

  7. #7
    Banned adi chicago's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    near dracula castle
    Posts
    9,508
    human nature guys .....
    • Dum spiro, spero.
      • Translation: "As long as I breathe, I hope."

  8. #8
    ok first off I have not had many good experiences with Doctors...not to say i have had none either..when I was young 12years old and had pain in my leg the doctor , after me going back a few times , told my mom to take me to a child therapist because their was nothing wrong with me....less than a year later and a new doctor I was told I had grade 4 spondylothesis with a trapped nerve and would not walk in a month with out surgery..3 surgeries and a lot of pain later...I find it difficult to trust doctors after that ...that all being said they are just people with good days bad days and as much as they are not suppose to let things alter their focus .. they are people with emotions and lives away from us in pain...I feel like too many doctors either make light of what they are told because consider what they are told in total by people each day ..or they don't know but instead of sending us on to someone who does sends us on our way with their best guess..and last but not least have tunnel vision and don't think out side of the box of what they have been taught..bedside manner and speaking to people with compassion well this is either there or it is not.. frustrating and not of much comfort to us in pain and dealing 24/7 but then are we not becoming good at dealing with the harsh reality ?? We are all just human

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,322
    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen
    I have to say that I have been lucky enough to have a couple of very good doctor's who actually listened to what I said. When I first met my psysiatrist he came right out and said "you're the expert on your SCI, I am just here to try to help." Pretty amazing and humble words from someone well known in his field.
    You and I are lucky to have found good doctors who care.

    After years of being misdiagnosed by my primary, I found a new one who is a general practitioner. She investigated my concerns like Sherlock Holmes! She never dismissed my symptoms to aging, like the internal medicine primary did. (Heck! I was only in my late 40s/early 50s at the time.) She listens, does the research, learns from me, too. Isn't that what doctoring is all about? I have the same relationship with my rehab doctor. I love them both!

  10. #10
    Senior Member craig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    S.W.Florida
    Posts
    2,584
    I have also found a GP/ family doctor to be my best friend in an emergency or many times better than my specialist who are scattered around the state (Univ-Miami/Orlando). It has taken 28 years to find this group I use now and it still need some culling. lol

    Have a Happy New Year !

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-20-2011, 12:51 PM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-04-2007, 02:07 PM
  3. The DEA's War on Pain Doctors
    By parafarmer in forum Pain
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-04-2003, 02:14 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-07-2003, 04:32 PM
  5. No Relief
    By Jim in forum Pain
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-04-2002, 06:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •