For the most part, I've been pleased with my doctor. He and his staff have helped me over the years although when I was sick back in April, the nurse said it wouldn't be worth the time for them to examine me because I had a virus and they couldn't cure that. I'm not sure how she determined it was a virus over the phone. When my symptoms worsened, I went the emergency room and the doctor there found that I had an inner ear infection, gave me an antibiotic and cured it. But my complaint this time is about two other doctors. My wife's former doctor and the pediatricians who treat my kids.
I remember when the kids were much younger, we'd call the pediatrician about some symptoms the kids had and we'd answer the same two questions each time: 1) Are they still urinating? 2) Do they have a fever? If we answered yes to #1 and no to #2, the doctors didn't want to see them. No matter what the symptoms. I think it is just hard for doctors to treat kids who either can't talk yet or can't explain what is wrong and where it hurts. It is my firm belief that pediatricians should have to take courses at a veterinary school to see how the animal doctors do it.
My wife has always had a problem where she feels hot all the time. In can be the middle of winter and she goes around in a short sleeve shirt. I finally convinced her to bring it up with her doctor (she was sure he wouldn't do anything about it). His answer was to laugh and say, "Yeah, my brother has that same problem." That was it. Maybe doctor's should also have to take some classes at the engineering school. Doesn't a problem like this pique their interest? Wouldn't you think that they would want to investigate something like this? What would the doctor think if he took his car into the mechanic saying it accelerates to high speeds with no warning and the mechanic laughed and said, "Yeah, my brother has a car that does the same thing", and do nothing about it?