What usually works for me with doctors is to sit there totally straight faced and determined looking and let them know (very calmly) that my insurance is paying their paycheck and they are working for ME, not the other way around. And when there is a new drug I want to try I do research on it and find out what the side effects are, let the doctor that I have done this and (if it's not deadly) tell him that it won't kill me and it might help me and just think...if I'm healthy I won't be bugging you, now will I? That usually gets them in gear. Something else that seems to work...if they say that it's not something to worry about look at them and say "Well, if you don't know just say so, don't feed me this crap." Doctors tend to forget they aren't deity sometimes and need a little reminder.