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Old 01-19-2010, 03:41 PM
Location: NJ
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Went to the eye doctor today because my eyes have been severely irritated and can't wear my contacts. Waited around two hours for the appt. Anyway, the first doctor looked me over and said I was fine and that I should just "buy" a bunch of eye drops until I find the one that works best...What kind of crap is that? I'm sitting there with red eyes that are itchy, teary, painful,and burning.

I was so angry and had to go to another that was not part of my insurance and pay because I was so desperate. She looked me over right away, said I had an infection, and prescribed me some drops.

What a difference. It's so difficult to find good doctors. At least I learned my lesson and won't ever go back to the first one.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:07 PM
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gone are the days where doctors cared about your well being. Now they're just worried about getting sued.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:32 PM
Location: In the real world!
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Those days are gone and have been gone for awhile.

It is funny you mentioned "eye doctor"..I dropped one about 2 years ago because I was left sitting 2 to 3 hours in the waiting room with no apologies or explanation, the left in the exam room another 45 minutes, EVERY time I went. Every time I left, I had another appointment schedules for another "test" in 3 months. When I asked why I was having tests every 3 months, I was told "because that is what your insurance will pay for!"... That was the last time they saw me!

I have a family member that uses that doctor and she is complaining about those long waits now..

As for him not treating you, my guess is that he hoped you would come back in a few days for another appointment when your infection got really bad.. Double office visit fees...$$$

I had went to a doctor one time because I had a really bad sore throat. It hurt to bad to talk, could hardly swallow and had been that way for over a week. I had tried everything at home and nothing helped so it was time to see a doctor.

He looked at my throat, said "yes, it is raw and has to hurt pretty bad, continue doing what you are doing" and walked out. That was the last time I saw that one too! I did NOT need to pay him to verify I had a sore throat! I already knew that and so did anyone who heard me trying to talk!
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:40 PM
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Sounds like 2 doctors that did not want to play the medicate for everything game. Not saying you guys were not sick. But if you presented it like that it sounds like whining. But it makes me laugh as I think about...


The body has ability to clear a lot of infections on its own if people would just wait it out. I think a lot of doctors work that way. Then there are others that hand out pills left and right.

I would not of played around with the eye situation. I would of told him to give me anti-biotics. BUT for next time you can wash your eye out with honey water. Its a natural anti-biotic and its soothes the swelling and takes it down. Try it on a cut sometimes like neosporin and bandage it up. Next day results are better than neosporin.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:56 PM
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Do you think doctors sometimes ask you to remove your clothes when it is not really that necessary? When I was 19 or 20 I went to the doctor for recurring headaches. He examined my neck, shoulders, etc., and said my headaches could be the result of my heavy breasts. He had me put on the gown so he could see how they fit my body. He lifted them, moved them around... you know the drill. Turns out my headaches were from allergies. Question... did he just cop a feel because he could. I have always wondered.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:03 PM
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Ya, most of them could care less and are just jerks. I`ve only come across a small few who seem to care and show compassion.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:09 PM
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You would think a doctor could diagnose an allergy infection without feeling a girl's breasts. You'd think.
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