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She feels manipulated and now believes Forrester is guilty, but agrees to continue out of a sense of duty. Another note arrives at her office saying, "He is innocent. Santa Cruz. January 21, Ask Julie Jensen. Barnes interviews Jensen, who testifies at the trial that she was attacked in the same manner as Paige Forrester. All the details match, but she says her attacker seemed to stop himself from killing her. As Krasny objects that the attack on Jensen is unrelated to the one on Forrester, he lets slip that his office had investigated the attack and not revealed it in discovery.
In chambers, the judge threatens to have Krasny disbarred. Krasny insists that Forrester staged the earlier attack in order to create an alibi of sorts for Paige's murder, which he had planned for 18 months. Krasny also insists that Forrester has been sending Barnes the anonymous notes.
After Forrester is found not guilty, Barnes announces to the media that she left Krasny's office over the Henry Styles case, where Krasny suppressed evidence that proved Styles was innocent. Krasny walks off in disgust. Barnes goes to Forrester's house to celebrate, and they sleep together again. In the morning, she discovers a typewriter in his closet. She tests it, and the "t" is raised, just as in the anonymous notes.
She throws clothing over the typewriter and flees with it, pretending to Forrester that her little boy is sick. When Forrester calls, she tells him that she found the typewriter. Forrester says that he is baffled and that he is coming over. Barnes calls Ransom, on the brink of telling him that Forrester is a killer, but instead hangs up. A masked figure breaks in and confronts her in her bedroom.
As he starts to attack, Barnes throws back the covers to reveal her gun. She shoots him several times until he falls to the floor. Ransom comes in with his foot pins down the bladed arm , and unmasks the attacker: It is Forrester with a look of dismay frozen on his face. According to Joe Eszterhas , the film originated with producer Martin Ransohoff , who wanted to make a courtroom drama in the vein of Anatomy of a Murder. Feb 05, Morgan rated it it was ok. Nothing fabulous. I get the sense that the author isn't American?
A lot of the phrases used seemed Irish to me and while I could deduce the meaning, it's something no American would say. Even one who lived 6 months in Dublin. That makes it hard for me to get into the story line when the main character is a New Yorker but speaks like she's Irish a lot of the time. Plus every chapter went back to the bitch-proof suit. By chapter 3 it got tiring and played out. I feel like the title is off base wit Nothing fabulous. I feel like the title is off base with what the story was about so the author felt compelled to keep bringing up the 3 or 4 bitch proof suits the main girl wore to feel empowered.
Not my favorite easy, chick-lit read, but light and fun nonetheless. May 23, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. I enjoy reading thrillers and had read The Strife of Riley by De-ann Black which was a great thriller. I enjoyed it so much I decided to search for more books by this author. So glad I did. I will definitely read more books by this author - her thrillers and romantic comedies. May 20, Movie Director rated it it was amazing. I tend to buy books from the bestselling lists on Amazon USA.
The Bitch-Proof Suit was 15 in bestsellers, 2 in bestselling humor, 2 in bestselling comedy, and 2 in bestselling romance. So I figured it had to be a good romantic comedy. Well, it was. Fresh, original, so funny, loved the one-liners, fantastic characterisation, great dialogue. Jun 03, Cindy rated it it was ok Shelves: chick-lit , romance.
The story was semi-entertaining. Blue kept going on about Morgan and I couldn't find anything likable about him. He seemed too cave-manish. Blue sounded perfect and she could do no wrong. I still don't understand and don't care why Blue and Morgan broke up. Sears disappeared off the face of the Earth in the epilogue. Verde turns from a bitch to Blue's best friend in a chapter. Not something I'd reread. May 23, Edith rated it it was ok Shelves: kindle. So far it's alright. It has numerous grammatical and typographical errors that are sort of annoying to me but otherwise enjoying the book.
It's not a pulitzer prize winning book but a nice mindless read. It's set in a place I'd love to live someday. The other irritant was the female character's names. I don't mind colors being used but it got really old by the time Magenta came into the story. Nov 05, Elisabeth rated it it was ok. This book had so much potential but I was so disappointed with the end of this book. It's one of those endings that has you so mad you wasted you time reading it.
She picked the wrong man. And I don't understand how the author can justify it. She hints so many times that it's going to be the other guy and then BAM! She picks the wrong guy. Unless there is a sequel, this book makes absolutely no since. I would not recommend this book to anyone. It's a total waste of time. May 25, Neve rated it it was amazing. Very enjoyable book. The idea of flying across the Atlantic to start a new job in Dublin and confront a past love really appeals. I can just imagine the excitement of it.
The premise of the book is fun, and the settings are actually quite glamorous with a feeling of wealth and success. It makes a difference when the author has such a great knowledge of the location and used to live there. The situations at the marina really had me laughing out loud.
There were quite a few favorable reviews for this book; but it didn't live up to those expectations. No real development in the romance area and hardly humorous or maybe it's just Irish humor I don't get. Suffice it to say, the writing was very amaturish. I felt like I was reading a high schooler's attempt at a romantic novel. Pretty boring and mindless. No character development what-so-ever. I wouldn't really recommend it. Finished it because I paid. Mar 20, Kerry rated it it was amazing. I read this while lying nxt to the pool thought it was fun quirky and entertaining I felt myself giggle a few times.
I like how the friendship between emer verde and blue developed but I was rooting on blue to choose the other guy not the one she ended up with mainly coz the other guy seemed more my type. I won't state names and risk ruining it for others. May 29, Ann Balambao rated it it was amazing. I bought this book because of the title. And it does not disappoint. It was laugh out loud funny and I look forward to reading more of this author's writing.
Update: I read this again and enjoyed it just as much and caught a few things I must have missed in first reading. I am also pleased a sequel is due out in December I really look forward to reading that one too. Nov 27, Joya rated it it was ok. This book was terrible! There was no romance, no comedy, no future style hunting or whatever. And I don't understand why the mystery of the suit was such a mystery when she basically told everyone it was specifically tailored.
Also what fashion person wears the same damn suit all the time. Whole thing silly. May 05, Tobie rated it liked it. I liked this book, however, I felt like there were some things missing. I thought the friendship between Blue and Vee Vee seemed to simple.
They hated each other in the beginning and then instantly became bff's? Not likely! I kept expecting Vee Vee to stab Blue in the back and I think that would have added some excitement. Good book and quick read. It kept me interested so I liked it. View 2 comments. These two errors are so basic that no one should ever make them.
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Since medical records are electronic, I knew I would not be able to take what the ER doctor said out. Physicians can amend records,if they want to, at least in California.
Another ER physician who is a good doctor, also wrote his own value judgements, questioning if I ever took meth. He questioned this so much and did a drug screen, when I was in the ER for chest pain. I am glad he did because it was all negative. I called the California Medical Board and talked with a lady there. She told me that it is illegal to write lies about a patient in medical records.
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I knew it was, but what could I do about it? She said just talk with him. I knew I would not do that but reported it in written form to administration. This whole situation hurt me so much for a long time. Most doctors I have had through the years have been pretty good and fairly easy to talk with. All you have to do is go to medical records, sign a form, and they will give them to you. It is your right. I want to know what is being put in my files. Any help would be great…Eman from Phoenix Az. I think the hospital knew I could take them to court so they made me look as uncredible as possible.
Our son-in-law has head trauma and keeps having seizures. He has bleeding on the brain. He was in a car accident last month. He in icu at Pikeville medical center. Harmon is 26 years old a recovering addict. Clean for over 7 months. There treating him like a active addict which he is not. They told him he should be dead already. There treating him awlful. Scaring him to dsath. What can we do? Please help us. Really important to find a good doctor you can have a caring relationship with.
Kind of like finding the right husband. You have to date a few of the wrong guys before you find the right one. It is no longer possible. No such thing as a good doctor. They are too quick to make conclusions, and base those conclusions on poor practices, word of mouth by other doctors. Seeing another physician changes nothing. Modern technology makes it impossible to be free of cover-ups by medical professionals, bad medicine, or poor interpretations. I lost everything many years ago, and continue to fight against PTSD. No point in it anymore. Looking for a means to an end so that I do not end up in the hospital: helpless, vulnerable, and at their mercy.
Never going to happen to me again. Looking for a means so that I do not end up in the hospital: helpless, vulnerable, and at their mercy. Cannot edit what I have sent, and just realized how it might be interpreted. I am NOT suicidal…thank you very much…smile. I am experiencing a nightmare right now. I am in Southern Oregon and cannot find a good primary care physician. I just got my hopes up and had a great first visit with the new one only to have him turn on me radically the next visit which was yesterday.
I see a pain clinic and am trying to switch because of what they did to me. They are pill mills and put me in danger on Morphine I cannot tolerate. I have never been treated like this before. I was started on pain meds decades ago. I lost my patience and fired them and they called my brand new primary and whatever they told him resulted in pure hatred from him without explanation.
All plans to take care of long neglected past surgical, injuries, autoimmune disorder…. This pain clinic felt like a Nazi concentration camp. I am in real trouble. Doctors here are all capped. How can this happen? Everything was fine before I went on Medicare. The timeline is very telling. I have been profiled and retaliated against for filing a complaint about inappropriate narcotic dispensing.
What do I do now? Medicare is really challenging for doctors and sometimes puts a wedge between the sacred doctor-patient relationship. As for your situation now: I would consider paying out of pocket to a doctor outside of Medicare. Check map on my website for ideal clinics. You definitely need a doctor who you can have a healing relationship with! I agree with Pamela. Go to someone and pay out of pocket. I was a patient whistleblower myself. I have been to a whistleblower site but cannot get a response since the site is geared toward employees and they are looking for people in high-powered jobs, not lowly patients.
Retaliation is real, legal or not they will stop at nothing. Never go in feeling entitled. Be willing to try what new docs suggest even if you think you know better. Docs are scientists. They conduct experiments with what they have at hand on what seems to be bothering you. That being said, if you get a hurried, hostile vibe from a doc at the first visit, look elsewhere ASAP. Did u make a complaint to medicare Re inappropriate pain med dispensing re this pain clinic.
Did u already fire these docs at this clinic before going To medicare. If u did, then medicare probably checked into Your allegation and may have fined them or are doing an investigation. They are the ones that probably blackballed You in the first place. Remember, you may need them once you are a certain Age. SO, your Complaint to Medicare is not being taken lightly. They probably Went after this clinic.
And I also would like to know How are you not going to provide records. I have the opposite problem you have and I am Being undermedicated while currently going through an acute Exacerbation of a. Very painful neurological disease. I have one of those medicare advantage plans. Also, I read one of my other doctors medical records and I have Been profiled as a drug seeker because of this doc writing A very libelous statement re my appearance, mood, etc.
He also Wrote many other lies, distortions of the truth, statements taken out of original context, omitted statements and the list Goes on. I plan to disenroll but I am afraid other Providers will be biased towards me. But, I cannot tolerate Being with their doctors anymore.
As for me, I am going to see what the Americans with Disability Act has to say about refusal to adequately treat A patient in pain. I am disabled by this pain, unable to work Because of severity of pain. It is a Human Right to have pain treated adequately. I hope my feedback has helped you. Patients with Chronic Pain need to stick together. I habe been discriminated and judged by nurses and doctors when they find out that I am seeing a Pain Management doctor, this one nurse completely changed the way she spoke to me and treated me since.
I understand. I have no choice but to live with pain management. Walgreens treated me like a criminal. I have never even had a ticket in my life. Our crimes??? Living with diseases, illnesses and severe pain. The real criminals are the ones who judge those of us who struggle just to get by daily. Does anyone think I enjoy living half a life, or anyone with chronic pain?
We would gladly hand them back to you for a life free of pain, a life free of insomnia and a life free of your ignorance. Hang in there. We are all in this together. Believe me! Until i started reading here, i thought i was alone. Im probably replying to this late, but i spent 5 hours today crying between phone calls to various doctors and insurance offices. It just feels hopeless. I brought a food journal, which she claimed to have taken a copy and read, so she either just thought i was lying or didnt read my notes, which means shes a liar.
Trying to find care any where now is impossible. Im beimg blocked everywhere i call. Im terrified of even going and feel like id be wasting my copay and insurance cap to pay to be mocked. I totally agree with you Martigras. I have my best friend drive me to all of my appointments as well, because 3 years ago I was diagnosed with disease number 34, CRPS, and was told not to drive if at all possible. Just stopped me instantly which is extremely dangerous and the withdrawals have me wanting to kill myself.
It is that bad. But he did let me have my prescription for the 10 m. I asked him what I was supposed to do about the horrid withdrawals and again why was he doing this to me? By then I was crying. I already take 2 m. Xanax for GAD and have for 24 years! Valium has never done anything for me.
He gives me two, 10 m. As with the majority of pain management doctors, mine is an Anesthesiologist. And most of them just love giving those spinal epidural injections even though the majority of my diseases and illnesses that cause me chronic intractable pain have nothing whatsoever to do with my spine, but yes I do have severe osteoporosis and several fractured discs, bulging, torn and herniated as well.
He has never even really cared about any of my other diseases or illnesses. Just concentrates on my spine. The month prior to this appointment, he had asked me to get a letter from my Endocrinologist who had already sent two letters last year and the year prior to that, telling him to STOP giving me the injections because the steroids were destroying my bones and making my severe osteoporosis even worse. He did not care and I had to keep agreeing to get them. Anyway, my Endocrinologist called me after reading my email asking for yet another letter. We had a nice talk and a few days later he sent me the letter to give to my pain management doctor.
My previous specialist prior to getting in with this doctor was a Rheumatologist. And the Neurologist I was seeing said I would never be a candidate for spinal surgery and to never let anyone do it. He told me if they tried to put in any hardware, my bones would just crumble. Somehow I managed to inherit the osteoporosis at an earlier age than most people. My father had it so bad he lost 8 inches in height.
And he got it from his mother and her legs were so deformed with it that poor woman suffered so badly from that. No one would give her anything for the pain. God it was horrendous for her and my father as it is now for me. Having those injections, and he gave way too many in a year, caused more pain than you can being to imagine. He just simply did not care. He is all about the money those bring in.
The first one he ever gave me, he missed and I literally jumped up off the table. I ended up having the most horrible spinal headache OMG! Oh it was terrible. The man has no real medical personnel working for him at all. After the injections he leaves immediately. The doctor or someone with medical experience is supposed to stay with you for at least up to 15 minutes after having one of those.
All they do is take my blood pressure and make me sit there for 10 minutes and I go back to the exam room, wait on him to come in with my prescriptions, one of the scribes sets up my next appointment and we leave. And something else he never does that has always bothered me and is a violation of my privacy, he never closes the exam room door. He has had me pull down my pants, pull up my blouse with other patients right across from me or walking down the hallway.
They can hear everything discussed which should be kept private and see everything as well. My friend that takes me finally got sick of it at one point, got up, closed the exam room door and the doctor got upset and opened it back up and put the chair in front of it like they all are done. Patients have a right to privacy with their doctors! Before I got in with this doctor, I was seeing another one who I found out a few months into seeing him, had been in trouble with the State Medical Board for prescribing himself opioids.
He was on 3 years probation the few months I saw him. He even had a Deputy Sheriff that sat up at the front desk and he was the one who handed you your prescription after inputting it into the computer. Until I called my Neurologist and he had me come in and totally freaked out about what I was going through and telling me how dangerous it was to just have the stopped like that.
That it is considered a medical emergency and I should have gone to the hospital and been admitted and given my Morphine. Anyway, he of course ended up helping me until I could get into my current pain doctor. He made a point to let me know if that EVER happened again, to go straight to see him and he would help me out. I wish he was still here! And the pain from the CRPS is the worst pain of anything you could have. Worse than amputation. I found out this disease has no cure and it often affects every organ in the body and many people die from this.
It also affects the skin, veins, arteries, you name it. It is caused by damage to the sympathetic nerve and it can be something you did that was as minor as stubbing a toe. It also causes osteoporosis and needless to say, it has made mine even worse. The bones in my lower legs are deforming and getting worse.
The pain from that is terrible. You mean if I was in a car wreck and all busted up or fell and broke bones you would not give me something more for the pain? They never answer that one. My friend and I went to the State Medical Board the next week after that appointment and I filed a formal complaint against him, and they were to have done something by now, but I have not heard one word. Doctors cannot withhold the very medications you need for the diseases and illnesses you were declared disabled from! My ankles have atrophied to the point I can no longer bend them.
My legs are so bad and the pain as I stated earlier, is worse than what I have had going on for over a decade. It would probably send you off into a huge flare. Anyway, my primary care doctor said he would help me. I cannot take the Clonidine and that stuff is so nasty and I had so many issues after trying to take it years ago when I went those 3 weeks going through withdrawals I just cannot take it.
Plus it interacts with so many of my other medications especially my heart meds. God it made everything so much worse. And then once you finish that nasty crap, you have to be weaned off of it too because it causes withdrawals too. That was also one of my reasons for the report I made against her to the hospital administrator. I realized it was serious and needed to be in a safe place for my own protection.
Every urine sample I gave upon admission was negative because I was not using drugs and I told her to check my chart for that information. She just looked at me with this hateful look in her eyes and stormed off the unit.
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Some one is upset abowt typos or perhaps just mispelling. I would personully never make a egregious speeing error. And …. Mainly—she was top of her class, an immigrant and a female. She liked that response and showed me her first smile. I was denied hysterectomy for thirteen years just because I look like I am not quite all there. By the time I was granted hysterectomy, it was nearly too late.
Even so, my gynaecologist said I could not have surgery without parental consent in spite of being I have a physician friend who was denied a tubal ligation because they did not believe she could make that decision as a 26 year old. She got it done eventually.
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No kids. Same thing hapoened to me. My uterus was enlarged to 3x normal size with endometriosis, masses, scar tissue, bleeding spots, and those spider web scars that form between orgams that i cant remember the name of currently. My first surgery for reproductive systems, i was 11 years old. I am so sorry you feel that way, mine is 2 years older than me and is a God send! All doctors are not the issue. A particular age is. All doctors are brainwashed though. I felt that way too. His whole demeanor changed when he found out I was a nurse and did research… and oh, yeah, I had terrible arm pain.
Besides taking an xray for rotator cuff tear he spent the entire visit arguing with me about getting an opioid Rx.
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I was assaulted and my head smashed on the pavement. I suffer with post concussion headaches. My doctor finally gave me Percocet for the pain. I have to wait almost a month to get into a pain clinic but they want me to up my anxiety meds more vs dealing with the pain. Probably an emergency room visit for me again. So dumb. I had a concussion 2 years ago; drove myself to Urgent Care and got nothing for pain and was told no OTC analgesics either, no xrays, etc.
I too am a victim of patient profiling. Im pretty much textbook bullied by my surgeons. On June 17 I went into surgery to repair a strangulated umbilical hernia, I developed an infection shortly after and the wound opened up. I suffered for three days with fevers excess of my dr made me wait until my appointment to be seen, I asked for some relief but was refused.
Long story short the surgeon put me down as a self mutilator due to some scars on my arms that were at least 15 years or more old accusing me of possibly contaminating my wound, I finally went to a new hospital system for help all went well until my surgeons records were requested. This has been going on a year now where I have developed post surgery abdominal abscesses for unknown reason and I have been labeled as possible munchousen sp I even was assessed by a psychologist and passed with flying colors no mental illness.
Recently I developed another abscess and it has been discovered that my bowel has been leaking and I will need a resection surgery to correct it, but due to the way I have been treated im quite frankly scared to go back to the hospital. I KNOW the terror. I was more scared of abuse in another hospital than death itself. I know exactly what you mean Julie. At this stage I would like to see what is legally possible, but cannot afford a lawyer. Sorry to hear that. I wish you the best and hope things can turn for the better for you.
I have been through hell to but I am ready to file suit. Doctors in my own family are saying do it and I understand how hard it is to get through medical school but this is unacceptable. I am responding to this commenter because I cannot post my own independent comment on mobile.
My psychiatrist mistakenly gave me a document stating all of his diagnoses of me. Two of which he never disclosed to me in consultation PTSD and non specified personality disorder. I just left a message on his machine requesting explanation. What else should I do? Am I overreacting? What should I do before something gets worse?
It is a horrible husband and wife team there now that berate new patients and out right tell you to figure out if you are wasting your time. I recorded this visit. In the end I was diagnosed with an infection thru bloodwork I am sick and was told he would not treat it. Dear Wible. I no Iron in and all blood levels were very low. Vitamin D. Then in I bowel and bladder repair using the mesh. That surgery did turn out well and I had to have to cut the mesh. I feel I being profiled. I could write a book. Think I am crazy. Labeled chronic pain after rear ended; two unnecessary surgeries gone south, still labeled chronic pain.
Given mega opiated; got off them but, no help from military hospital where there are tons of incriminating evidence. Mayo also denied care after hernia repair gone wrong — chronic pain. It takes real strength. Since October I have had some female issues. I am 55, had 3 c-section births, endeometreosis 3 times, and a partial-hysterectomy in Upon a regular checkup in , I went to a nurse practitioner recommended by my mother-in-law.
Then, after having some spotting 4 times in 5 months, I decided to go to practioner to be examined the first week in June All 3 of my younger sisters have had endeometreosis each in different cases, along with fibromyalgia. So I have had a concern because of my symptoms. The practitioner ordered a urine test to rule out a uti.
I have had reoccurring bladder infections since the birth of my first child, so I knew it was negative. She also ordered bloodwork and did a swab on me. This all took place from a Tuesday to Friday. Monday I got a call that the swab was negative and Tuesday a call on my bloodwork. Different lady than from swab results. She was nasty saying I needed to get blood check more than once a year. My husband is self-employed and we have insurance with Christian families to pay as we go and help with major expenses.
Then I was prescribed a cream my husband picked up without consulting me. I was sooo upset that I was in tears. First, this cream listed reactions that are the same as my symptoms and warnings to not use for those with MY medical and family history in addition to congestive heart failure, which my dad died of at age I could not get practitioner to call me herself and out of left field, the third call I was told to use the cream and schedule to see a gynecologist. I have him listed to access my records. He stood in the lobby window and asked 3 times to speak to someone in private.
They ignored him and he was forced to tell my situation with patients and other staff around. An office manager was supposed to call me about the rudeness and my situation, but that never happened. We tried a couple more times through the end of June with no results.
They would be fined but I would not get any compensation for myself. I just finished a letter requesting my records. That is horrible!! This is what happens when there is a breakdown in the sacred patient-physician relationship. Too many cooks in the kitchen and nobody knows the stove is on. Believe me, we did not go to medical school to treat patients like crap. Third parties have inserted themselves in between doctors and patients and created a culture of chaos and distrust that makes it very hard to provide health care.
Wish you lived down the street. There is a map of ideal clinics on my website. Check it out and maybe I can help you find a new more ideal doctor. I agree. Profit over patient care is the norm when it comes to these large and powerful institutions. Bad experiences are incentive for those of us without money to find new and innovative ways to get well.
I am amazed at how well people do once they realize that you CAN take your body back from corporate control. I had a filling that I needed to get done by on my lower left tooth professionally referred to as When they placed the original crown in my mouth, I absolutely loved the way my smile looked and felt. That was because my smile felt more symmetrical and I felt prettier, which was a significant psychological benefit as a trans person actively seeking to transition.
However, my doctor made a minor adjustment to the crown, which tragically led to that feeling being ripped from me, as my smile went back to the way it was before, which was a problem for me. Disgruntled and feeling completely disempowered as a trans person, my doctor and his staff not only repeatedly misgendered me, but also used my lack of presentation in feminine clothing as a piece of evidence with which to patient profile me as drug addled after a mildly contentious dispute, wherein I questioned their authority as a dental official, the dispute was about the crown that was originally doctored and I was asking if that situation could be remedied.
That being said, I am looking for a new doctor; someone with equal credentials but better patient service in the area. I wrote this post inquiring as to whether or not I had a legal options for being unfairly patiently profiled? In NYS trying to find a lawyer to hire is like finding a doctor for reasonable medial care….
We need to organize ourselves… not just doctors or patients… that puts up barriers. Joss, this is just my opinion, but part of the problem is that physicians have considerably to put it mildly more funds than you do to get the finest attorneys, malpractice insurance, the power to label you as any kind of person they want to and unfortunately much of society still has the opinion that because they are in a position of being held up as more respectable, unquestionably honest and of a better class of people than Mr.
Joe Citizen…that they are not to be questioned about even obviously bad behavior. Some people are even in awe of them and would never question their judgement or morals.
They are human beings just like you and I and just as flawed…believe me. They are in a position of power and trust and have the ability and means to decide if you will live or die. Think about it. They make judgements based on your physical condition because they have confidential information regarding your health history and have been trained to do physical examinations and be aware of a serious medical condition you could possibly have such as a serious heart problem or a deterioration of your vision that leads to blindness.
Anesthesiologists have your body in an altered state on an operating table and have control of your very life when you are completely vulnerable, they order testing of all kinds and have the knowledge of those results, your complete medical history, allergies some of which can be deadly for you if you are very sensitive to a certain drug and cause you to go into say, anaphylactic shock which can kill you and prescribe medications that you trustingly put into your body without question unless you are a sceptic like some people I know lol or just are a fairly informed person who checks out a PDR first…a book that gives info on drugs commonly used by medical professionals…there are books out there not as complicated that are more understandable for the general public, before putting anything in your body lol.
Enough of this rant. I guess after you get burned a few times you just get a bit jaded. I dread the day he retires. I have had some really great doctors and some not so great, But a couple I have had as my doctor or have worked with in a medical setting had the truth be known…OH MY! Need I say more? I am very imperfect and do not mean to sound holier than thou, but have the need to get certain things off my chest.
I have heard of someone who was a patient that almost died when in a very good smallish hospital that was given a drug or combination of drugs that came close to killing them and had to rushed to a major medical center and it was hushed up. Outrageous sounding but a true story.! My doctor profiled me as a Hypochondriac as a teenager.
She was convinced that everything I experienced was related to puberty stress. However, when the symptoms continued long after puberty and even multiplied, she insisted they were due to the stress of college. Many of these symptoms were serious red flags like unexplained weight gain, insomnia, depression, very dramatic mentrations and the delays between them, unexplained periods of extremely high blood pressure, etc. I rarely ever get anxious about anything without due cause, and these were very serious symptoms that needed to be addressed.
So, to be labeled as someone with GAD was an incredible insult to both myself and people who truly suffer from it! It was a humiliating experience that I never want to go through again! He prescribed them and it helped so much. In addition, I am forced to fill out a long survey about my smoking every time I go for a visit. I have to listen to some young girl lecture me about smoking for ten minutes before seeing the doctor on every visit as well. I have already had a doctor misdiagnose me. Thank god my child does not have it! This doctor totally dismissed my symptoms because I am a smoker.
Can I sue my current doctor for discrimination? Punishing me does not encourage me to quit. Do the folks with diabetes get a survey on how many bags of chips they eat?