When did doctors lose compassion for people and start thinking of only money, big houses, luxury cars, and vacations?
I've met two doctors in my life who truly cared for the patient. Sadly, one returned to the military to help familys on a U.S. Army base (they deserve a great doctor, but I actually cried when she left to go out west), and the other retired last September.
Nowadays, if it's not misdiagnosing a patient's problem, doctors refuse to see you if you don't have insurance, or the doctor will see you but treats you like you're dirt.
Give me Dr. Who over today's doctors any time!
A li'l over two weeks ago, my 6 year old came down with yet another virus. He was coughing so hard he couldn't catch his breath, so I took him to the ER at 9:30 that night. When we pulled into the ER parking lot I was relieved to see no other cars, which meant that the ER was quiet and we'd get in and get out quickly.
We sat for 45 minutes in the waiting room AFTER they quickly took us in and got my son registered for the ER. When we were finally sent back to see the doctor, he took an x-ray of my son's chest and a strep throat swap to check for that too. The nurse told me it would be six minutes for the strep test results and twenty for the x-ray.
Cool. We'd be out of there in 30 minutes tops.
We waited three freaking hours! Why? I'll tell you why, the damn doctor was in the physician's lounge watching TV! Even the nurse was furious! When the doc finally came in he said my son didn't have anything showing up on the chest xrays, that he didn't have strep, but the coughing was probably a virus aggravated by allergies, he then told me he'd give him a dose of good cough medicine so my boy could sleep undisturbed the rest of the night.
Oh, really? Good cough syrup, huh?
He sent the nurse in with a dose of Benadryl. What the hell?
What is wrong with today's doctors?
A few days later, my grandson became really ill over the weekend, so my dau took him to the ER. Low and behold, she ended up with the same doctor. He did nothing for that baby. Nothing! An hour after she returned home, one of the ER nurses called and asked why my dau didn't take the prescription for the baby with her.
Her reply: "BECAUSE THE DAMN DUMBASS DIDN'T GIVE ME ONE!"
When I left the ER with my son that night, the nurses were so pissed at the doctor that they loaded my boy up with all kinds of cool stickers as a way of apologizing. The head nurse kept telling me how sorry and embarrassed she was, but it wasn't her fault. It was the jackass's fault who was hanging out in the physician's lounge.
No wonder malpractice insurance has gone through the stratosphere!