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Do you trust your doctor? Have you ever gotten a 2nd option? If so, why?

 
Cindy18

Asked by Cindy18 at 6:12 AM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Health

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  • I completely trust our family doctor and he has sent me for second opinions at times. If there is something he is unsure of, he gets us into a specialist. We've got a kid with allergies and another with Raynaud's and skin issues so we have spent a lot of time in his office.

    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:08 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Not really; I don't care for most mainstream doctors' they're trained to treat symptoms and not underlying causes. They've been wrong and/or unable to help too many times about too many things. We've had much better experiences with alternative docs/treatments - everything from treating ADHD to losing weight to removing a wart.
    FootballMom85

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 6:59 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Yes, I do - but doctors are people too. If I don't get along with a doc or feel that I need a second opinion, I have no problem getting one. It's your health, after all!!
    MommaofH2

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 7:03 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Yes, I trust my doctors. I am lucky to have a close relative who is a Dr so I run any treatment options by him. I have been able to ask better questions about treatment after talking to my relative. Not a second opinion exactly, but a "check" on what I have been told. If I didn't have this option I would do my research online and possibly get a second opinion if what I was being told didn't sound right. I always research everything online at 2 reliable medical sites to learn all I can.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:30 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Yes I do.  She listens to me and we work well together to keep me and my family healthy.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 7:41 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I trust my doctors completely. If I didn't, I would find someone else. In the past I have received a second opinion, and left the original doctor because I felt I needed to have one (if that makes sense?). It's important to trust your caregivers, if you have good communication with them, being sick/injured isn't quite as bad.
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 9:08 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • * opinion, that's what I meant.
    Cindy18

    Comment by Cindy18 (original poster) at 7:10 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

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