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Amber J. Tresca

Have You Considered Firing Your Doc?

By February 6, 2013

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It can happen in the best of relationships, even when everyone involved has good intentions. It could be triggered by some kind of misunderstanding, and be completely unintentional. It could be the result of one bad choice. It could be because someone had a bad day and wasn't as open as they normally are. No matter what the cause -- there may come a time when you consider breaking up with your doctor.

When faced with a challenging doctor-patient relationship, you may consider just leaving without a word. Pack up your medical records and move on. But if you've had a good relationship up until now, you may want to reconsider. Is the relationship worth repairing? Can it be repaired, or has trust been completely eroded? How would you even begin to discuss the problem and work towards finding a solution?

If you've tried to work out your differences with your doctor, I want to hear your story. What went wrong, how did you respond, and how the situation was ultimately resolved. Take a few minutes and describe what happened to you, so that others can benefit from your experience.

February 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm
(1) Sean says:

In about three years, I’m on my 4th GI dr. I was happy with my third for a while, until I was having the worst flareup of my life (emergency room twice in one week) and she looked at my blood tests and didn’t say a word.

We went to a 4th doctor (2 hours drive out of state) who said I was so anemic that if I were in my 50′s, I would have had a heart attack or stroke. So yeah, that was the end of dr. #3.

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