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"I hate doctors"

Jeanie

still nobody's bitch
V.I.P.
I've heard a few people say this recently, and I can't identify. If you're one of those people who hates going to the doctor, why? What is it about doctors that puts you off so much?
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
I don't hate doctors but I'd rather not go unless I'm REALLY sick. I feel like I'm being too dramatic when I go there and I'm asked what's wrong and there's nothing so big about my problem. Some people I know would go for minor cough and colds or one day fever, I think they can survive without the doc visit.

Also I find it wasteful when docs don't really do anything but just ask you what's up, listen to your breathing, then prescribe medications (that I already know I need and would get OTC if I could, except we have this whole culture of not having meds so easily accessible as there in the US - you even have them in grocery stores). It is like I have nothing new learned or achieved and I have to pay him. I guess it sucks more if I wasn't reimbursed so good thing we are here coz of our health plan.
 

shelgarr

Registered Member
For the most part, they don't tell me something I don't already know. It's not that I'm clairvoyant about illness, or arrogant, or more intelligent. It's that they are JUST people, and on top of that they're really busy people, and they're rushed, and their protocol is very canned (meaning same-o, same-o), and there's no personal relationship at at time when one is dearly needed. It's just a very empty experience all while turning over my problems.
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
Agree about the personal relationship. I know a couple of my doctors I don't mind seeing, even if it is just to chat. :lol: They're the ones who take time to know more about you and you're just a statistic or revenue for the day.
 

shelgarr

Registered Member
Yeah, having it more personal would help them slow down. In a recent experience I had, there was a high amount of info presented out of order. As I was attempting "just to be clear", the doctor was didn't even break a step as she was exiting the room.
 

Merc

Problematic Shitlord
V.I.P.
I don't "hate" doctors either but I do not like going unless I need to either. Not only is it because of the ridiculously broken healthcare system we have (which will only break further since the Republicans are going to kill the only hope for it as soon as they can) but it's because it's a largely impersonal and quick experience.
 

Impact

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
I do hate going to the doctor, because in the past i've had useless doctors. Also, it seems they'd rather treat symptoms than find the cause. I mean, my last doctor diagnosed my chest pains as a chest sprain. Turns out it was chest pains related to anxiety caused by too much caffeine. Then my sisters stomach cramps were diagnosed as bad period pains. Turns out she had endometriosis (sp?) and had to see specialists and have surgery. Then there was just the stupidity of giving me these really fucking large pills to swallow when I couldn't even get water down my throat. I guess i've just had bad experiences in the past that have put me off.

Also, I hate sitting in doctors waiting rooms with all the people there with colds and flus. I know i'm going to pick something up when I go to the doctor
 

CaptainObvious

Embrace the Suck
V.I.P.
I think we have a pretty good healthcare system, my experiences have been really good. But I hate going just because, as Ysabel said, I feel like I'm being overly dramatic unless I'm really sick.
 

Doc

Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
V.I.P.
I don't hate the doctors or their work specifically, but I am terrified of needles. I have a hard time getting just one and I'm never, ever alone with the doc when I get one. I know that it's a silly thing to be afraid of but it's the truth.
 

Jeanie

still nobody's bitch
V.I.P.
that's not silly, Steve. something like 20% of the population is needle-phobic.
 
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