I had a consultation patient come in today, and she asked me if I had “seen my text”. No, no text, been here adjusting, but I’ll go look. It started with that hashtag… angrivated. The text gave some details on how this doctor lumped her into a group with so many other moms. Failed to listen to her concerns, and pushed her out the door heading to two other specialists.
I hear these stories quite often, the doctor doesn’t have patience for the sophistication of the patients history or set of complaints and symptoms. I believe the primary blame should fall on two parties primarily.
First – the system that does not allow for the time, or the effort to dig into the complaints in such a way to really get to the cause. It is difficult for a doctor who has submit themselves to the system, who has submit themselves to the guidelines of an insurance company as the guidelines by which they run their practice, to actually do anything to assist in finding health for their patients. Symptoms. They are ruled by the pursuit of symptomatic relief.
Second – the fact that we live in a culture that leads us into so many auto-immune conditions. Conditions that were unheard of 30 years ago, are common place today. So much so, that even patients who are pursuing health, find themselves exposed to a ridiculous number of chemicals in an average day. Chemical exposures that go highly unnoticed, until they have resulted in a host of symptoms that seem completely unrelated to the actual complaint at hand.
Which brings us back to the #angrivated. We might get just a little bit angrivated because if we tell the doctor that we are concerned about the possible chemical exposures in our life, we get a blank stare, that we know will likely result in the doc talking about the “crazy patient” to their staff during the lunch break.
“Doc, do you think I should stop drinking soda? Should I stop eating gluten, I hear gluten could be bad…”
“No, none of those things could have any impact on this.”
It isn’t the fault of the doc, little do they know they were bought before they began their schooling. The PHARM owned their schools with their purse strings, in the early 1900’s, and they haven’t let go. More on that in a future sprout. For now, know that you need to dig in on your own. Your health is at stake, and the moment you get to stop watching over it, is the moment you don’t care about the outcome.
Thanks for taking it serious, be well and be blessed.