Has this happened to you? Have you ever disagreed with your doctor? Did you verbalize the issue to your doctor, or did you keep quiet, not wanting to usurp his authority? If you spoke up, how did your doctor react? Were you glad you spoke up? If you kept it to yourself, was it the right choice?
- I've been told by the Dr. (same one I told you about before) that I need a left hip replacement ASAP. That was in April 2012. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm living in Greenville SC and don't know any orthos here that do this surgery. I have a referral to the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic here. Do they have a good reputation, who is the best hip Dr there? I'm 65 and want to have it done right, the first time.
- —Guest Ryndi
Smartlady122, I AGREE!
- I questioned "my" Dr and he dismissed me from his practice and ALL other affiliated Drs, clinics etc. Why are you Drs so offended when patients question you, your diagnosis, YOUR "plan" etc?
- Went to the Hospital some 5 years ago after "crunching" the metatarsal head under my right foot. Very very painful. Was told by 5 Drs that I had a Mortons Nuroma. I had injections in both my feet several times, even a guided one for the supposed Mortons Neuroma. Was given wrong insoles for shoes. Not one Dr could tell me why the metatarsal bones hurt so much when walking. I was eventually not given any further appointments and they reluctantly agreed that I had a metatarsal injury. That was four and half years of my life in severe pain, still and don't know what to do.
- —Guest Maggie
All the time
- I have been to all the Orthopedic surgeons in my city (5) and I have had knee injections a few times but this last one was very painful whereas I never had any pain with previous ones. Same goes for the Epidural Steroid Injections in my lower back, they hurt very much, whereas I had them 2 times previous to that and they didn't hurt much at all....The last and current doctor that I am seeing now has said, to someone else, in front of me, that I needed knee replacements, but when I asked about it at my next appointment he said no, he wouldn't do the surgery and said what all the others have said, which is "you're too young". I have been doing all these injections and stuff for about 6 yrs and I am 50 yrs old now and that is the only reason I have been given from every single doctor I have seen......I know I need total knee replacements and I should be able to have them now as my quality of life is not much of a life - I very seldom go out of my house, only to go to doctor appts.