- Dec 31, 2015
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Not all MD's are created equal, so perhaps it is wise to avoid painting the whole profession with such a broad brush due to an unfortunate personal experience. Granted, some of them are idiots or just greedy psychopaths, but not all of them.If you say that you've been disabled for 5 years in one sentence, and in the very next sentence you claim to have no major health issues...to my way of thinking anyway.
Back story.....I've been disabled now for 5 years, on Medicare and have United Healthcare supplement insurance. Not that I really need it because I rarely see the Dr, have NO major health issues
...you might be a nutcase.
Sure, my back, bone degeneration, arthritis and bi-polar that are my disabilities........but nothing that has to be monitored by a Dr or take medications for......like heart disease, diabetes, etc. Though yes, at 60 and a breast cancer survivor, I probably should see a Dr on a regular basis, but I refuse to do so, because they aren't about treating the problems, only the symptoms. Our whole healthcare system $uck$ when it's all about money, and not the patient
Yes, I do realize that and even like my Dr.......but it's more about the industry itself. Dr's can't treat or diagnose beyond the simplest of complaints and have to refer you to a specialist, that refers you for tests someplace else, then, then, then. By the end of the day, you've been shuffled around to several different appointments, procedures, etc. only to be told they can only do surgery, which you don't want but they won't tell you alternatives OR give you RX's for this, that & everything else.
Dr's can only do what the insurance companies will allow or pay for and would rather pump you full of drugs to alleviate symptoms, but never actually treat the cause.
Even when I had cancer and begrudgingly underwent chemo, the Oncologist kept writing prescriptions for the side effects....which I didn't take. Then when I had a lumpectomy, I insisted they take out the port because I was done with chemo & didn't need it anymore. Both surgeon & Oncologist wanted me to keep it 'just in case'. They took it out. Then they were both really upset when I refused radiation therapy. No, the cancer is dead & gone......no need for radiation. I'd had enough. They've both labeled me as a 'tyrant'.....just because I made choices about my body and the treatments I would accept that didn't align with 'common practice'....phewy