I am so sorry to hear what happened at your appt. No, you are not expecting too much from a dr. But, the problem we have its getting harder and harder to find one that will take care of us in a profession manner. They all seem to be running scared. But, do not let this guy deter you from seeking the opinion of another dr. Many of the people on this forum has really had to search and see different pain drs till they found one that would listen. Its not uncommon at all to see 2 or more until you find the right one, sad but true. Never put up with a rude dr, remember he works for you.
I have been very fortunate compared to most on this forum in having drs that were not afraid to treat my pain. I too was undertreated by my former pain dr but it was simply due to lack of experience and education. But, this in itself is also a real problem with these pain mgt drs.
It makes you wonder why they even bothered going into this field. The patients are sick people some with multiple problems which makes us difficult to treat anyway. There is no excuse for him to walk out in the middle of the appt as he did. Your right, I would not go back there, it will not get any better as time goes on either. If possbile get on the phone with your PCP today and insist on another opinion.
You do have the right to be treated with dignity.
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