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Re: Is this appropriate MD behavior? Please respond!

Re: Is this appropriate MD behavior? Please respond!

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Posted by Susan on October 11, 2000 at 16:50:57:

In Reply to: Is this appropriate MD behavior? Please respond! posted by DawnM on October 11, 2000 at 13:14:37:

: I am really upset. I saw an endocrinologist for the first time yesterday and it was awful. My family doc did a TSH test and it came back that my thyroid was overactive (hyper). He sent me to this guy. The endo was demeaning and rude, insinuating that I got all my symptoms off the internet and telling the medical student that was with him that, along with rolling his eyes whenever I would tell him about another symptom. He said that I "don't look" like someone with hyperthyroidism and he has seen a lot of them. (My family doctor's lab results were faxed and barely readable) The thing that really concerns me is that he lifted my shirt and then asked me to unhook my bra. He then exposed my breasts and touched around my left breast suppossively looking for fluttering. Is this a normal part of an exam. I feel degraded and humiliated. Please respond. Thank you. Dawn

Dawn-See a new Doctor! Bring your test results with you. What a pig. Yes they do listen to your heart as well as check your neck and eyes. You may have got your information of the net but that doesn't give him a right to treat you like a liar. Most Doc's enjoy having an informed patient. I found in general a woman Dr is less likley to treat you like this as are a lot of male Dr's Find the right one for you! Tell your GP what happend and see if he/she could find one you are more comfortable with. Some Dr's and paitents just don't match up and your health is more important than their ego. Sorry, I am just so sick of hearing about the insesitivity of some doctors because there are may good ones out there.

Susan


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