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Old 12-06-2018, 05:33 PM
Status: "calm and serene and planning nothing" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: South Carolina
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Wow what is it with these drs who don't want to touch you . This dr did not want to discuss or look at my eczema and she was like well I really don't want to touch it nor do I want to look at it . So I told her nurse after I left the office I will be finding another dr who does not think im a cootie machine and carrier and I left and I also called the insurance company as well . The lady at the insurance company was not surprised it seems a lot of people have called in about this dr . Well don't you think the insurance company should have crossed them off the list I mean what does it take a lawsuit ? Im so tired and worn out right now . Has anyone else had this experience with a doctor who does not want to touch you ?
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Leave her a couple of terrible reviews online, Yelp and a couple of others.

If she wants to take your money and not do a thing to earn it, she deserves the scorn and people deserve to know what a Mung she is.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:35 PM
 
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Not sure why the doctor would even need to touch it. Did you go to a dermatologist, or a primary care doctor? If you go to a dermatologist, they will know what it is right away and will prescribe a cream or oral prescription. What kind of treatment plan did the doctor prescribe? A primary care doc might know what to do with it , but possibly not.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:27 PM
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Location: South Carolina
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Not sure why the doctor would even need to touch it. Did you go to a dermatologist, or a primary care doctor? If you go to a dermatologist, they will know what it is right away and will prescribe a cream or oral prescription. What kind of treatment plan did the doctor prescribe? A primary care doc might know what to do with it , but possibly not.



okay went to primary and no she did not know what it was nor did she want to touch it . I have to have a primary refer me to a dermatologist and then we can go from there . there was no treatment plan discussed . I thought my post covered that guess not .
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:34 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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No, you didn't exactly say what happened, what the dr. prescribed for you. Did she refer you to a dermatologist, or did you call your ins. co. and get them to refer you? She may have said, "I don't know what this is, and I don't want to touch it, BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO MESS ANYTHING UP FOR YOU." Primary care doctors can do more harm then good if they start meddling with a skin problem that they don't understand. In that kind of situation she did exactly the right thing, even if her bedside manner left a lot to be desired. As long as she referred you to a dermatologist.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Not sure why the doctor would even need to touch it. Did you go to a dermatologist, or a primary care doctor? If you go to a dermatologist, they will know what it is right away and will prescribe a cream or oral prescription. What kind of treatment plan did the doctor prescribe? A primary care doc might know what to do with it , but possibly not.


This.

They don't necessarily need to touch you to diagnose...

but find someone else you like better.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Not sure why the doctor would even need to touch it. Did you go to a dermatologist, or a primary care doctor? If you go to a dermatologist, they will know what it is right away and will prescribe a cream or oral prescription. What kind of treatment plan did the doctor prescribe? A primary care doc might know what to do with it , but possibly not.
The OP said the doc didn't even want to LOOK at it.

Primary care docs these days are the worst - they will only see you if you have NO health conditions at all. Eczema is very basic - unless there is something complicating the condition or it is very severe, a primary care doc should be able to treat it and not refer to a dermatologist.

I get so irritated when my doctor can't do ANYTHING but send me somewhere else - that is a total waste of my time and specialists always cost more money.
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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My primary properly diagnosed my eczema and prescribed an ointment (however, I waited until I saw a derm. to use it because it specifically said not to use on wounds, damaged, skin, etc. and I had lots of deep cracks that had bled in my hand) - derm said it was fine to use and in 6 days - TONS better - so some primary drs. are good - don't pick one out of a phone book, ask around.
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:54 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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This.

They don't necessarily need to touch you to diagnose...

but find someone else you like better.
Two good points.


I wasn't sure if the OP was using "touch it" in the figurative or in the literal sense, as in - the PCP didn't want to get involved in the diagnosis & treatment and made a referral to a dermatologist.


[BTW-- "eczema" isn't really a diagnosis. It's Greek for "rash." It could be psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, etc etc]


PCPs are getting harder & harder to finds over the last 30 yrs-- Medicare pays for procedures much more than it pays for knowledge, so it pays for docs in training to continue into sub-specialty training rather than go into practice after an Internal Medicine residency. Family Practice residency training is kind of partial training-- they get 9 months ofOB/Gyn & 9 months of surgery training, but malpractice considerations usually prevents them from using that training in practice (except maybe way out in the boonies). The other half f their training is in Int Med & Peds- so they're reallyonly partially trained compared to other specialties.


How do you find a doc? Ask around from friends you trust.


If their waiting room is ful, does that mean they're good and a lot of people want to see them, or does it mean they're bad and can't cure anybody?
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Old Today, 01:01 PM
 
Location: plano
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Some conditions are not curable. RA and some other auto immune diseases and many forms of cancer come to mind.


A full waiting room means a scheduling issue to me nothing more or less. I am not a fan of Dr's who think my time is worthy of them wasting
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