This is just a small little example that illustrates how some people are afraid of their doctors.
This happened to me while waiting on a customer at the wine shop.
Customer I went to the doctor today and he prescribed this medication that I had before and it always made me sick.
Me So, did you tell him that you didnt want that medication and if he could suggest something different?
Customer Oh no, I couldn't do that, he would get made a me, after all he is the doctor.
Me Ok, so, knowing that you hate red wine and it gives you headaches and you asked me to pick a wine out for you and I select a red wine.. What would you do?
Customer Thats crazy, I would tell you no-way, you know I have problems with red wine
Me So you would discuss this with me to communicate your feelings?
Customer Of course
Me Ok, now if that same doctor was driving past this store and while you were walking out he almost hit you... Would you yell and scream at him?
Customer Well, probably not, because if I did that, he might drop me as a patient
Me Ok, now if I was driving by as you were walking out and almost hit you, what would you do?
Customer I'dbe chasing screaming yelling at you calling crazy, etc. You almost killed me!
So what really is the difference????
No, this really didnt happen, but I could easily see this type of conversation going on. For whatever reasons, doctors seem to be above us normal folks. Yes and maybe some of them created that feeling. But I've known so many doctors over the years and they are really not much different than you or I. They had selected a different career path, one that is hard, grueling but there to help patients.
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences