| | IN SEARCH OF AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR...
My doctor seems to have no plan for early detection. After talking with him, he seems to feel that in the world of prostate issues, nobody knows anything for sure, nothing really works, etc. He says that antibiotics don't really do anything better than placebos, and that docs prescribe them basically because they don't know of anything else to do. He says that if the medical community did PSA testing on all of the patients that they could, that the medical system would be overwhelmed and that PSA tests don't tell you anything that useful anyway. He thinks that prostate pain is mostly an auto-imune thing.
From talking to him, it seems that you just wait and see if you get cancer, and then after you get it real good, the doc just gives you the news of whether you're a gonner or not.
I asked him if there is early detection with prostate cancer and he just started talking real fast and louder. In the end I just nodded and didn't know anything more than before I asked the question.
I believe alot of what he is telling me.... BUT even though this medical science may be prehistoric, I am here now and must deal with the world as it is. And I want a doctor that will TRY. Not someone who waits for every thing to have absolute concrete studies before trying anything. I want a doctor that trys things, uses his own head, and reaches to the future of medicine and trys to save and protect his patients NOW with whatever tools he has or can find. I am hiring a prostate expert for one thing - to be in charge of the prostate department that is next to my *** and minimise the chances that it will bite my ***.
Does anyone know of a doctor in the Baltimore area that fits - even remotely - the description of the type of doctor I am looking for? I will drive 2 hours in any direction, maybe more.