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PCIntern

(25,921 posts)
Sun Feb 23, 2014, 10:25 AM Feb 2014

When I was in the hospital

a couple of years ago, I had this horrifyingly strange and incompetent physician assigned to my case because I was an ER admission. Without going into details, I can say that it was the worst interaction I have ever had with any medical professional in my life and it was just so bad that I could not put it into words...I was almost sputtering with distaste and revulsion and upset.

So I decided to look this guy up online and there was just one review on a medical blog. It was just so perfect in its simplicity that it is forever etched into my brain:

"He doesn't care about my case and I think he's out of his mind."

I believe that the same occurrence has happened in reference to Christie when the lady said for the record: "He's full of it."

That sums it up in toto.

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When I was in the hospital (Original Post) PCIntern Feb 2014 OP
You got my interest ... MrMickeysMom Feb 2014 #1
All-around asshole... PCIntern Feb 2014 #4
Score! MrMickeysMom Feb 2014 #5
One of the obvious problems with encountering an incompetent physician during a crisis no_hypocrisy Feb 2014 #2
I wish that never happened to you. Someone mistreating and/or maltreating you while you are Squinch Feb 2014 #3

MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)
1. You got my interest ...
Sun Feb 23, 2014, 10:33 AM
Feb 2014

Just what how he trying to treat your condition??? Or, was it his "affective domain" that turned you off?

I can take assholery attitude, if they are competent, but it sounds like you struck out in both categories.

"Bend over and cough, asshole!"
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PCIntern

(25,921 posts)
4. All-around asshole...
Sun Feb 23, 2014, 11:05 AM
Feb 2014

BUT I needed to get to the surgeon in the practice so I toughed out the hospital stay and then fired him once I got into the surgeon's care. The surgeon knew what was going on and rescued me.

As an at-that-time 34 year clinician myself, he wasn't fooling me for one second. He wound up being fired from the practice not too long thereafter.

no_hypocrisy

(46,997 posts)
2. One of the obvious problems with encountering an incompetent physician during a crisis
Sun Feb 23, 2014, 10:37 AM
Feb 2014

is you're vulnerable, incredibly vulnerable. You are in physical distress with mental/emotional distress. You are not at your best to assess your situation as a patient and the system also forces you to defer to the treating physician.

That being said, this is the primary reason why you need to select a trusted friend or family member to be at your side at all times during a medical crisis. And to know the hospital's Patients' Advocate, someone to intervene when you are in more trouble in the E.R. than you would be elsewhere.

I've had my share of bad doctors and one should be prepared for such encounters with a plan.

I'm sorry about your experience PCIntern.

Squinch

(51,332 posts)
3. I wish that never happened to you. Someone mistreating and/or maltreating you while you are
Sun Feb 23, 2014, 10:48 AM
Feb 2014

vulnerable is a violation.

And I agree about Christie.

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