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This may sound weird, but I hate going to the doctor. I avoid making any kind of doctor's appointments unless I'm almost dying. Its not like I hate them as people, I just don't like going to see them. Does anyone else feel this way???????? :confused:
 

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mee!! I hate going to the doctor too. I especially hate dealing with those evil secretaries who just glare at you. If I ever become a doctor, I really want my own evil secretary.
 

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I hate ERs, the doctor's office, and the freaking secretaries who really are the dumbest people i've ever met in my entire life. I hate the doctors who think they know everything and dismiss all my complaints. And the nurses who think they know what's wrong with me and put the wrong complaints on my form so it takes me forever to be seen in the ER.

*End of rant. And if it sounds mean, I have an excuse. My painkillers aren't working.*

I keep telling myself I will NEVER be like any of these people.
 

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ugh don't get me started on nurses. After volunteering at a hospital and working with those demons, I think all nurses are fat giggly school girls who spend their days talking about shopping while the poor patient suffocates in the next room.
 

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The only thing I hate is getting physicals. There is this one doc who did a physical on me and I was very uncomfortable because I think he spent a little too much time examining my pelvic area. I never returned to him again! To this day, I dread getting physicals although I have a much better doc.
 

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I kind of like it. I don't enjoy being sick, by any stretch of the imagination, but I view it as a learning experience, and I really like my family doctor as a person. She's one of my role models, so I enjoy seeing her, even if it is for the dreaded physical. :D
 

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I prefer going to the dentist.
The dentist always tells me I have beautiful teeth. :D
My doc never says anything complimentary.
I went to this one doc who taped himself taking my history and kept saying everything about me was "unremarkable". Thanks doc, make me feel real good about myself here.
 

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mustangsally65 said:
I kind of like it. I don't enjoy being sick, by any stretch of the imagination, but I view it as a learning experience, and I really like my family doctor as a person. She's one of my role models, so I enjoy seeing her, even if it is for the dreaded physical. :D
Same here. My PCP is really sweet and doesn't try and shoo you out of the room before asking questions and making sure you're okay. She really is the person who kind of motivated me to look into medicine and become a doctor. I really don't want to be one of those doctors who are aloof and just see the patient as just another problem.

On the other hand, the secretaries at the office always have these fake smiles and feigned interest on how you're doing. I was unsure of what I had one time and frantically was calling the secretary at her office just to see what was up and she started giving me an attitude later. I really don't want to end up that way.
 

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PineappleGirl said:
I prefer going to the dentist.
The dentist always tells me I have beautiful teeth. :D
My doc never says anything complimentary.
I went to this one doc who taped himself taking my history and kept saying everything about me was "unremarkable". Thanks doc, make me feel real good about myself here.

Welcome to the backwards world of medicalingo -- where "unremarkable" is a great thing and "positve" is a dreaded thing.
 

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MedicineBird said:
Welcome to the backwards world of medicalingo -- where "unremarkable" is a great thing and "positve" is a dreaded thing.
:)

My favorite one is "functional".
 
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I had an absolutely wonderful doc, provided by (who woudlv'e guessed?) Medicare. The guy was a genius. Then, when I could afford private health care, I ended up with the worst doc on the planet. I knew things weren't looking good when a white guy from California graduated from a no-name medical school in the Carribean, but I kept an open mind. Not only was the guy an idiot, he was also an a**hole. Go figure.
 

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GOD . what the heck is up with the majority of medical secretaries.. Why do they all have such bad attitudes??? Everytime i see one they're always acting like they're controlling my destiny. like "hi, you know, we can put you through, we can schedule this.. just hold on.. we can do it, if you want to wait for us.. we can do this if you let us gossip first" .. and then when it doesnt work out and they realize they have no idea what they're doing (when it comes to insurance problems or actual health problems), they act like its your fault. GRRR.
 

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GOD . what the heck is up with the majority of medical secretaries.. Why do they all have such bad attitudes???
I like the part where I say this is an emergency and how I really need to see a specialist. And then the idiot secretarty tells me that they schedule is all full and she can't help me till next week. And then my primary care doctor calls and makes sure I get an appointment. And I mean, all this annoyingness could have been avoided if the stupid secretary listened to the words coming out of my mouth.
 

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I have almost always hated going to the doctor. I mean, you go in for abdominal pain and so they start examining your big toe (no kidding, this happened to me). WTF? Or those docs where if you have an x-ray taken they refuse to let you see it. Worse yet, those docs who look at your file (I have an unusual one) and start viewing you like a specimen under glass. :smuggrin: :smuggrin:

I've fired more doctors then I've kept. On a happier note, I :love: :love: my doctor now. I see him and he gives me a hug, asks how school is going, how the kids are... and most importantly he listens to what I say and goes over every test result I've ever had. He's awesome.

Another awesome doc is my kids' pediatrician. After interviewing almost every pediatrician in town I found "the one". The great thing is he knows I have experience as a paramedic, so when I call and say my kid is sick (which is so rare they actually dead-filed my kids files 'cuz they hadn't come in for a year) I get in within 20 minutes. He knows even if he's busy that I'll give him the 10 second story, he'll look at my kids and be done within 2 minutes. And if he's busy I won't expect him to spend more time than he needs to. Almost makes me wish he'd see adult patients - both my husband and I would go see him!
 

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ShyRem said:
I have almost always hated going to the doctor. I mean, you go in for abdominal pain and so they start examining your big toe (no kidding, this happened to me). WTF? Or those docs where if you have an x-ray taken they refuse to let you see it.
It really bothers me that my doctors always want me to come look at my x-ray.. I'm not an imaging professional, i have no freakin clue what is going on there. Why bother explaining all this crap to me. I cant even see the little lines they're talking about anyway.
 

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Weird, my doctors have all been great.

Of course, trying to find a doctor who would take my insurance was a pain. I think some of the secretaries answered the phone with "We don't take that insurance" instead of "Good afternoon, Dr. Soandso's office."
 

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i don't like going to the doctor because that means i'm sick, and i don't like being sick. it's kinda like a parallel between the two. i only see the doc when i'm feeling like crap, or when my ankle is twisted backwards.
 

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I hate going to the doctor. I feel like a kid when I'm there--ready to flee the room as soon as humanly possible. I find myself minimizing why I'm there so they won't find too much wrong with me/will examine less--'does it hurt' me: yeah but its not that bad, i hardly notice it etc.

Despite that, I love my PCP. She's the type of person who is very thorough and explains every detail--she's not ready to throw me out of the room in 15 seconds. She also knows how reticient I am about my own health and I tend to do everything but take care of myself, so she takes the time to emphasize the really important stuff v. what I can let fall by the wayside for now.

What worries me is that as I move to a new city and no longer have a doc that has known me for 10+ years, I'm going to have to be far more active in my own healthcare. Most likely a new doctor will not know/care about my personality. I feel like my PCP now takes such good care of me partially cause she has known me since I was a teenager.
 

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I personally have never had any bad experiences with any physicians I've had over the years. I will even go so far to say, that I have a deep respect for most of them that I have had.

They always did their best to make you comfortable and were all really really good physicians. Actually the year I came to USF, I had to have immunizations for MMR. Most of my records were still at my pediatricians office, though I had stopped going to him for years and had been going to a family friend whom is a Gen. practitioner.

When I went to the pediatrician to get those records, it was awesome to go back in there, because it was like nothing had changed. It was still really comforting to go in there. His office looked the same and you still got that nice warm feeling from those in his office.

However, I have premed friends that absolutely dread going to the doctor or having to take pills. My best friend is that way. So I understand where you are coming from.
 

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PineappleGirl said:
I prefer going to the dentist.
The dentist always tells me I have beautiful teeth. :D
My doc never says anything complimentary.
I went to this one doc who taped himself taking my history and kept saying everything about me was "unremarkable". Thanks doc, make me feel real good about myself here.
Which body part would you prefer your doctor to compliment?? :laugh: