It goes without saying, American doctors are the worst in the industrialized world. Despite the fact that the highest paid doctors in the world are Americans, American doctors are the 3rd leading cause of preventable death. These arrogant and overpaid crybabies don't have to be polite of competent because there is a doctor shortage in the US. The following US News and World Report article discusses what to do about these bums.
Getting Rid of Your Stumble Bum Doctor
Staying with a doctor you're not
happy with is as harmful as staying in a relationship you know is bad
because it's easier than making a change. But parting ways may be the
healthiest move. Here are 9 signs that it's time to fire your doctor.
(For simplicity, the references below are to male doctors, but men don't
have a monopoly on unacceptable behavior.)
1. You don't mesh.
You and your doctor don't need to see eye to eye on everything, but
it's helpful if you work well together. If you want a partnership, for
example, a doctor who spouts commands is not the best fit. If you value
warmth, you may not be able to build an effective relationship with a
physician who seems formal or distant. "Some patients like doctors who
are very direct and blunt," says Washington, D.C.-based family physician
Kenny Lin, who blogs for U.S. News.
"And some patients can't stand that type of doctor because they think
he or she isn't empathetic enough or doesn't provide enough options."
When there's a mismatch, neither person is at fault—but it could be
grounds for termination.
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2. He doesn't respect your time.
Do you routinely wait an hour to see your physician only to feel like
he's speed-doctoring through the visit? You should never feel like
you're being rushed. If your doctor doesn't take the time to answer your
questions or address your concerns, there's a problem. The medical
community is becoming increasingly sensitive to patients' precious time.
When they're late for an appointment, some habitually tardy doctors
have even begun compensating patients with money or gifts. If your
doctor's chronic lateness makes you grind your teeth, why stay with him?
Hint: If you're evaluating a prospective physician, investigate his
timeliness beforehand. This map
showcases doctors who are conscious of the clock and live up to the
standards of the Ideal Medical Practices Organization, a nonprofit that
encourages doctors to be on time.
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