“What happened?” I asked.
“He asked me if I was nauseated, and I told him no, I was just vomiting. Then he asked if I was feeling pain in my stomach, and again I told him no, it was just vomiting. He then told his nurse to write down nausea and abdominal pain. When I objected, he just gave me a bad expression and walked out of the room.”
I tried to come up with a plausible explanation for his action, but there was none. ”I’m sorry,” I said. ”There are a lot of people who come back from him feeling really happy and listened-to. It’s obvious that you saw none of that from him.”
“I asked his nurses if he aways acted this way,” she continued, “and they just shrugged and told me that he sometimes did.”
“I’m happy to send you to a different doctor,” I said, shaking my head.
I hate it when this happens.
I send people to specialists for two main reasons:
- I am not qualified to offer the treatment or procedures the specialist can give.
- The specialist has far more experience with the problem, and so can offer better care.