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  • Well yes kind of, there people so they make mistakes!
  • no he never listens to me
  • No. I am really scared of doctors. That's my fear: Doctor and Dentist-phobia. It's my worst fear...shots....surgery...and just them. I hate doctors. I don't trust any doctors. They scare me......
  • Yes. I totally trust my doctor. He's the type that will take his time and listen to all your concerns.
  • Yes, although I'd see him, on average, once every 3 years or so. He complains that I am too healthy and an unprofitable client!
  • Some yes, some no. In NY I trusted most, if not all. In Florida I am often doubtful.
  • Never. They almost never keep up on current research. Doctors are not scientists, they are practicioners. That is why what they do is called 'practice'.
  • My doctor calls it like she sees it. She is a Russian woman, with a strong accent. I once told her that I needed to smoke when I drove (that's when I crave it the most). I joked that my truck wouldn't even run unless I blew smoke on the steering wheel. Not seeing any humor in it she said "Boolsheet! You buy new car and schtopp schmoking"
  • Yes and no. Yes because he's been practicing for many years, he works at the hospital my mom works at, she wanted me to see him because she knows he's a good doctor, and if you go in for a physical, or anything, he does every single test that you could ever have done on you. EKG, blood test, colesterol test, sight test, everything. I don't trust him because he can hardly speak a word of English and he keeps telling his patients to see psychiatrists for no reason. If you go into his office because you have a cold, and you complain that you don't want to get out of bed, you feel sick and tired, he'll think its depression and tell you to go to a psycologist.
  • NO WAY! Doctors are big cheats... I never go to them! They just wish everyday that you feel sick, they're twisted! http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/139948
  • Bloody oath, I'd never go back to them otherwise.
  • I don`t trust any doctor, bunch of quacks.
  • No one should ever trust any doctor completely. They call it the "practice" of medicine for a reason. All humans are fallible and although a doctor's advice is generally given with good intentions, that doesn't mean it will always be accurate. Their advice should be treated in that vain, with common sense and a good understanding of one's own body.
  • I completely trust no one.
  • Yes and no, I believe he will do his best for me, but he mainly relies on what I tell him so at the same time I have a responsibility to check that any medication he suggests is really necessary and that the side effects are not worse than the affliction!
  • Noooooooooooooooo...
  • Send me to the veterinarian....
  • yes but only those who are really experienced and legendary like dr.Pangan and my idol DR.Protasio.. they wont stop till they cure you. and in every patient they cure,they are happy that they have saved a life once more.
  • Wouldn't be my doctor if I didn't.
  • No, I don't trust any doctor purely because of the mistakes they have made with me and I have spent 3 years trying to sort them out myself. Now I do masses of research on the internet before going to the doctor or taking any of the medication he prescribes. Sad, but true. They don't know everything and it is a very special person who can diagnose totally accurately. I have been to 2 doctors like that in my life-time. One was a former World War II airforce pilot who only ever wanted to study medicine and qualified at the age of 34 after World War II. After 6 months of going to one doctor who kept on giving me the same medicine even though I wasn't getting better, I went to him. Even before I sat down he said he knew what was wrong with me, gave me a blood test to confirm it and was spot on. The other was a Chinese doctor in France who knew what was wrong with me in 5 minutes even though I had suffered with the same problem and had gone to numerous doctors over an 8 year period. A very special man indeed.
  • TRUST MY DOCTER?! Ptff yeah right! She lied to me just so she could get me on meds!!! I didn't even need them yet she said that if I didn't take them I would get sick and maybe even worse!!! GAWD DX I HATE HER!
  • Yes, my Endocrinologist is excellent. If you want to see her for the first time....you will have to wait almost three months. That's how good she is....lots of patients!
  • Yes, I do!
  • Yes I do. He has never done anything for me not to trust him.
  • I honestly don't. And i def. don't trust the doctor's assistant
  • I only trust doctors for certain things.
  • If it is well used, you get a second opinion even if you do trust your doctor. Typically, a good primary care physician loves it if you can bring the attention of a good teaching hospital to help figure out a difficult problem. I would even go so far to say that the doctor who resents your getting a second opinion is probably not a very good doctor.
  • I am getting a second opinion.It's hard to find a good doctor.
  • I trust no doctor as most are in the profession for the money and not the want to help people.
  • I pick my doctors with care, so I almost always trust them. I have only asked for a second opinion once: when my oncologist told me I had 2-5 years to live. I saw that as something worthy of a second opinion, so I consulted one of the leading cancer specialists in Dallas. He validated her treatment methods and suggested some alternative methods should the cancer become unresponsive to the ones she was using. BTW ... the cancer is now in remission. I have to wait five years before they can declare me "cured." Groan!
  • It's not a question of trust. Plenty of doctors I know will urge people to get a second opinion. In fact, I would argue that a doctor who tells you to get a second opinion is one you should trust. He/she obviously realizes that nobody is infallible; this is someone you want taking care of you.
  • It really depends on the doctor. I've had a bad run with GPs (Everything from prescribing new drugs just because he liked the sound of them when I didn't need them, to being told I wasn't that sick and ending up in hospital.) As long as a doctor proves they know what they're talking about and treat me as a person, not just a patient who wouldn't know what they're talking about (I spent a lot of time in hospital as a kid, so I know when I'm in pain thanks doc!), I am happy with them.
  • I do in mind. ☺
  • I've had good experiences as well as bad; shown respect as well as been looked down upon. I fear that as time goes on more people are going to enter the medical field only for the money... without any desire to actually help people.
  • weeelllll....a doctor, as with anyone else, is only as good as the person in the coat....he could be a pill popping drug addict that writes his own scripts....or he could be a dumb ass who happened to make it through medical school...or he could be a really good doctor...guess we better to some checking up on them before we completely trust them...
  • i am extremely uncomfortable in the whole medical environment and my trust must be earned, as with any person
  • Yes. Certainly more so than the answers to medical problems on AB.
  • In my doctor..yes.
  • Sorry to say,most of them are becoming butchers now,to fetch money.It is difficult to get the right advise for the patient.One has to consult two or three Doctors to make the best decision.
  • Well, you have to at least trust some,..unless you want to try operating on yourself....
  • for the most part...+5
  • Some! not all!, the DR who was responsible for over prescribing tablets to my Mother should be struck off!! :-/
  • Yes and yes. I have had very good luck with the doctors I've had through the years. Some have not. I have no complaints! :)
  • Not much to be honest but to be fair there are a few good ones out there and we would be lost without them.
  • When it comes to your health...........you have to.
  • Not the ones I have had any dealings with, no. With the occasional exeption most seem to be just in it for the money and don't care.
  • Only partially. They too often get a god complex and have a problem with admitting they don't know or ignoring alternatives that might or do work. They to often want to go the full medical route, surgery, drugs and not often enough to the preventative route. They don't seem to care about nutrition. They are focused on a narrow set of symt0ms and ignore the whole person.
  • I trust my doctors.
  • Not too much faith in the doctors ... They make you sit in these little rooms for 20-30 minutes or MORE .... Then ; they come in to spend about 10-15 minutes , or LESS with you so they can rush you out and get on to the next patient .... for that almighty $$$$$$$$ ! Most doctors only want to discuss what THEY want to talk about with your health and you end up not getting anything discussed or treated for what YOU feel is really bothering you at the time ...
  • I do have trust and faith in doctors but I have little choice.
  • Sometimes, but it seems like all a lot of them care about is the money.
  • No more than any other professional in terms of how good they are at their job. They have to earn my trust and respect. No one knows everything about the human body and that is why it is called the 'practice' of medicine. I do my own research and then discuss things with doctors. Ultimately, *I* care far more about my health (and that of my loved ones) than the doctor does so I take that responsibility upon myself.
  • when it comes down to that, they're just humans like us who make mistakes too. i trust them like i would anyone else
  • Only in Doctor Pooky Lubner..:)
  • Well yeah, do you have a better idea?
  • Not really, but what in the hell am I supposed to do?
  • Before doing any major surgery you should see if there is an on-line site to see if he had many complaints. Most doctors are pretty good, but there are always that 10% that ruin it for other doctors.

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