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Do you always assume your doctor knows best?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 1:00 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Health

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  • No. I go off my gut feelings.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:00 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • No. I used to. I now get second and third opinions along with self research and gut feeling
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:01 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Never, I'm very doubtful of my doctor. I know there are good ones out there but mine is not one of them.
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 1:01 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • not the one i have now
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 1:02 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Nope. I know the limitations of his education.

    I would never ask him about nutrition, potty training, childrearing (except I happen to like his kids)...

    When he has given me an opinion I disagree with, I've disagreed with him right to his face. I think the medical system in general is wrong about cholesterol and about mammography --the best part is that he still hasn't come up with a single study that proves his practice is doing it the healthiest way.
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 1:02 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • no. I had a dr that misdiagnosed me with a pinched nerve. It ended up being a VERY LARGE blood clot and I am lucky I went for a second oppinion Because otherwise I wouldnt be here
    MamaWolf1981

    Answer by MamaWolf1981 at 1:02 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Not at all. They are only human and limited like the rest of us by personal experience and prejudices.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:02 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • i know they know more than i do. but i always do my research to see what i am feeling and see if the doctor mentions anything i looked up.
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 1:03 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • nope! i hate docs!
    Caroline2010

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 1:09 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Despite, education and experience medicine iis not a perfect science, unlike shopping for a jacket it's more like finding the perfect bathing suit. I am a second year nursing student and am amazed at the way a human body functions when there are so many possibilties for it to be compromised.
    tonie71

    Answer by tonie71 at 1:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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