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Old 12-10-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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And the reason for asking these questions is to help them to determine how much time to schedule for your appointment. As for the tests being ordered, those generally will help either pinpoint or rule out the possible causes of any symptoms you have. By putting off the tests that ore ordered, you are allowing the problem to worsen, thus causing the costs that your (read OUR) insurance is incurring to increase.

My peeve is the people who are given directions to follow, either changes in lifestyle or diagnostic tests, who decide for themselves what they are going to do. I didn't go to medical school, I go to the doctor for guidance. I trust his judgement and if I am concerned that he might be wrong, I will seek a second opinion. If you are going to pick and choose what directions to follow, quit wasting the doctor's time and taking it away from me.
People have a lot of "stuff" going on in their life and things don't always go according to plan. You work with it. Why? Because you have to. The patients are human beings. They don't necessarily want to go to see a Dr. and they don't want to be ill. Every patient who walks into an office has a past, opinions, phobias.

People who do not follow up may not be able to afford to do that; some are very pressed for time. Sometimes the elderly or clinically depressed don't follow direction or follow up. No one who visits a Dr. is stealing your time.

I think that it's great that you live in Pleasantville, but not all are so fortunate.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:29 AM
 
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Yes, in some remote area, medical condition is not good enough. Then we can meet this kind of old fashioned doctors. How luckly I am, in our area docs are better than it.
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