Yesterday, while waiting to be taken to the OR to get the dental work done, the anesthesiologist pulled my wife aside to talk to her. He outright told her that I was faking the problems that I have. It was a good thing that I did not hear that asshole say that. If I had I would not have gone thought the procedure, and would have decked the so called doctor that left the hospital. JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE 2 INITIALS AFTER YOUR NAME (M.D.) DOES NOT GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO JUDGE SOMEONE BASED ON THE FACT THAT THE PATIENT HAS A MENTAL CONDITION.
I totally despise the doctors that cop the attitude that because a person is taking an anti depressant and or any mood stabilizing drug the the person is faking other health problems. People like that do not deserve to be a doctor. They are doing more harm than good. I am not naming this doctor, and I am considering filing a complaint against him with the hospital.
I guess first do no harm does not apply to mental health patients, this is downright discrimination. I guess they can get away with this just because they think they are Gods. In cases where doctors behave this way I have a special term for those 2 letters.(M.D.) Me Doctor, you nothing. It would serve this asshole right if they themselves have a child that had a mental health issue and get the same treatment that they dish out.
I had this problem with a Kaiser Hospital DR (surgeon). I had an infection that mimicked an appendicitis attack. He opened me up and saw that there was nothing wrong with my appendix, than went into instant asshole mode saying I was faking being sick. The infection that I had got so bad that I was running a high fever and throwing up bile, this jerk still maintained that there was nothing wrong with me. My primary care doctor rubber stamped the attitude.