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Member Since 29 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 18 2013 11:29 PM

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In Topic: We Need To Start A Thread On Stupid Stuff Doctors Say!

18 August 2013 - 03:14 PM

This is from my family's latest family doctor. My dad and I have just switched because we dislike her so much.

Example 1:

I've been having pretty severe pain during my period for about the last year. I have no idea why. I kid you not, it feels like something is stabbing me in the cervix. I'm on naproxin when it gets bad, as a temporary measure. Tried to talk to my family doctor about getting a new gyno since I can *never* get in touch with the one I have currently.

She tells me that "gynecologists are busy, and they don't have time for me since I don't have anything wrong with me."

... How would you know if something is or isn't "wrong" if you haven't actually run any tests?! Not to mention ignoring my complaints of severe pain! I'm 21, not 12, I think I know what my period usually feels like

Example 2:

Talking to the same family doc about trying to get a referral for another GI. In turn, she goes on a rant about "how this country has a problem with doctor shopping" and I can't just ask for a new doctor when I don't like what they tell me. Even when they tell me they have no idea what's wrong with me. -.-"

She also suggested I see a psychiatrist for my GI problems, since the GI doc that gave up on me had no idea what was wrong, so it can't possibly be stomach issues.

Throw in a few times mis-prescribing meds for my dad that aren't even available in Canada, more brushing off symptoms and always being 1hr + late for appointments with no apologies, we high tailed it out of there.

Hopefully the new guy is slightly better than the last three doctors.

In Topic: Good Doctor In Toronto

18 August 2013 - 02:53 PM

Unfortunately I can't recommend anyone for you just yet. I'm in the Toronto area too and would love to get a good GI for my undiagnosed issues. I'm finally seeing someone in September (after months and months of trying to get in contact with ANY GI!) in the northern GTA, I can let you know how that goes if it's not too far for you?

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