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doctors don't spend enough time with their patients

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  • Posted By: alexburton
  • March 26, 2008
  • 07:19 PM

I've been through several docs and for awhile I thought that most of them weren't very knowledgeable. Sure most docs know about common ailments like cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease etc but when it came down to diagnosing unusual symptoms they didn't seem to have any clue. Do they not have a clue or is it they aren't spending enough time with their patients?

I went to a new md about 3 weeks ago with a list of ailments- muscles loss, bone loss, urinating 3 or 4 times during the night. The doc spent maybe 10 min with me, it was very rushed.

he ran a lot of blood tests. b12 , magnesium..urine, kidney, diabetes etc, liver panel etc(i dont have diabetes, have already been checked for it)

the office sends you a mailing with your test results(so they say) When i got the mailing i opened it up and the only test it referenced was my cholesterol.

it said this..cholesterol high recheck in 8 mos

no word about the rest of my test results(not even the numbers)

so i called back asking them to fax me all of my results. Oh we dont do that we'll snail mail it to you.

i just get so frustrated sometimes cuz i'm dealing with a serious ailment and it's hard to get the right medical care.

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