Asking the question, because at the beginning of all this five years ago when I first starting seeing docs, I trusted them. My family doc who sent me to physical therapy when I first complained of back and leg pain. I was sent with a spinal fracture. My nerosurgeon who didn't do anything wrong, but dismissed me when the back surgery failed. The docs I went to for second opinion who scratched their heads, or said "I can take your fusion apart and put in a new one." Which brings me to pain management docs who seem to care more about DEA agreements and pill counts than managing pain.
I've come to the conclusion that docs have to earn trust just like anyone else. Most often we do more research and background checks on any other professional, why not docs. Sometimes referral isn't enough, at least not for me. I've started asking things such as: why did you get into medicine, what do you like about it, when coming to work name one thing that makes your day. I've heard some interesting answers and as far as trust is concerned knowing some more personal background helps.
Does anyone else have questions they ask docs? I could use a few more to add to my list.
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