If You Don't Like The Answer: Ask Again.......

By Latest Reply 2008-11-22 16:19:01 -0600
Started 2008-11-18 14:46:35 -0600

No matter what it is; If you have a question about your illness or anything else that concerns you and you don't like the answer for whatever reason, ask it again, or reprase it and ask again, until you feel satisfied. If you ask your doctor or doctors and they do not give you the right answer; Start looking for a new doctor; That would be a doctor I would not trust my life with. You (most importantly) have to have faith and trust in your doctors managing your health program.

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Anonymous 2008-11-19 10:32:43 -0600 Report

…had to say, at the same time keep in mind, we don't know all the right answers, stay with an open mind too.. or you could just be expecting to find an answer that isnt right for your health.

caspersmama 2008-11-19 18:43:56 -0600 Report

I disagree. If you trust your doctor, he should be trusted to provide you with the right treatment for your health. Or send you to specialists that will and along with hin provide you the best for your health. Sorry if this offended anyone.

Jlynn 2008-11-20 04:44:33 -0600 Report


2008-11-22 16:19:01 -0600 Report

What do you think; I still think that you have to trust your medical team? Sounds like not everybody agrees; I do agree that all doctors do not know everything, but they should know who to send you to if you need extensive care.

2008-11-19 10:19:10 -0600 Report

It is so important to be able to talk to and trust whichever physicians you are involved in, and allow them to communicate with other specialists; because sometimes if a problem arises in one aspect it could affect you in another.Also; some treatments are good to treat one illness and harmful to others. In short it is very important to keep all physicians informed, an enable them to discuss your case among themselves when they feel it necessary.

I Like it even more when physicians ask to offer help and information for your illness to a family member; That really shows their concern and a much more personal involvement in your case which also leads to trust.

sparkysmom 2008-11-18 17:57:00 -0600 Report

I am going to a new Dr Monday for my diabetes. My Cardiologist has been treating me but my insurance said they want me to go to an internist instead. My Primary will be taking over.

fun2u2007 2008-11-18 18:25:52 -0600 Report

I hope all works out well and you like your new doctor. I love my doctor, but he works at a clinic and is so busy that sometimes I think he forgets who I am lol

sparkysmom 2008-11-18 18:47:48 -0600 Report

I have had my primary for 8 years. I LOVE him and he is soooooooooooo cute. I just didn't know he could treat my diabetes and since my Cardiologist found it I was letting him do it. Anyway Insurance put a stop to that and Dr R (primary)has set a 1/2 hour aside to talk to me Mon. He is GREAT.

caspersmama 2008-11-18 18:52:58 -0600 Report

That is great. I think it is important to have a compassionate doctor that is willing to talk with you. It is important to my health. To me it makes me work that much harder to get better to know someone, other than family, is in my corner.

caspersmama 2008-11-18 17:22:18 -0600 Report

When my doctor(who I trust and love) suggest things or prescibes something new or I have a new problem. we sit and talk about all the options and then make an informed decision. And if I come home and research it on Web Md and have more questions or concerns. I call his office and leave a message for him to call me and that evening he will call back and we will discuss it. Also, he has been known to spend an hour with his patients discussing things to make sure they are comfortable when they leave his office. Not just with me, alot of his patients. I really like that about him.

GabbyPA 2008-11-18 15:40:27 -0600 Report

I agree...even if you like the answer, get another thought on it. It is never enough to just say okay...research, check and take care of yourself.

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