Posted 10/10/2008 2:01 AM (GMT -7)
OHHHHHH .... My favorite topic. I've been wanting to do this forever. Thanks
Ekkorose. I'm gonna go back and start with No. 1 and then print them out.
This will be fun. I haven't read anything. I've got to go to bed. It's 2 AM! smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin
Posted 10/10/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)
Mine have not been as bad as Boxerlover, but he was bad...
for me it was a Pain Management Doctor(where do they get their bedside manners? Geezee).
He'd come into the room look at me, poke me then walk out, get a pamphlet hand it to me
said read it and left the room. Then the nurse would come in and say we have you
scheduled for injections.
So anyways after he'd performed the injections and I'd had a reaction to them, specific the
Kenalog, he yelled at me "you can't be allergic to Kenalog" and threw my file across the room,
so I had my Asthma doctor talk to him and she thought he was a jerk, too...
You know as Brilliant as these Doctor's would like us, to perceive them as. They can really
suck at not treating us good!!!.
What makes them think they are "God"! (It's sure not 8 years of training).
Anyways, soft hugz to everyone
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, Enlarged Pituitary Gland
******** "We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world" from Helen Keller *********


Posted 10/10/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -7)
When I was 14 I started getting these horrible pains that felt like was in my chest and my parents took me to this urgent care place and the doctor said it was all in my head and that I didn'n need to lie about pain to come visit him and gave my mom a big lecture on bringing me to a doctor for no reason and that we needed counsiling. It turns out that I had gallstones. Since then I have never gone back them to them eventhough they're just down the street from me right now, I wont even bring my kids there.

DX: Lower Back pain, Migraines, Pancreas divisium
RX: Imitrex, Topamax, Suboxone

Posted 10/10/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -7)
I have a bunch, I'll do three or four at a time:

2001 - ER Room: You need to lay on your back for three weeks, then
see a Neurosurgeon and get an MRI. (He gave me a whopper of a shot.
We were moving to another town and I kept falling asleep while I was
signing the papers for the house.

2001 - Primary Care doctor: He gave me an X-ray, called me on the
phone and said, "You have a perfectly normal neck. Look for a new doctor
when you get to your new town." (His nurse told me different thank God)

2002 - New town: Waited 2 1/2 hours to see the doctor. Couldn't wait
any longer. Almost jumped across the desk to get my private papers
back -I'd never go to that doctor. Two years later he got in a big law
suit for not diagnosing an obvious Cervical Cancer in someone else.

2002 - Two weeks later. Waited 2 1/2 hours again. The nurse gave me
a bunch of papers to fill in, but no pen. I was in a back room and the
place was really busy. I fished in my purse and found my Pink pen.
I filled out the forms and when the doctor finally came in, I found that
he was about 75 years old. "I can't read your writing," he shouted. I
tried to tell him about my problem and he said, "There's nothing I can
do about your problem." And then he rudely excused me. Later I found
out he was a nursing home doctor.
(continued) shocked
Posted 10/11/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -7)

1:  First time seeing this gyno (my regular one left his practice to go into special practice when HMO's were bleedind him), well this new

gyno was mean, rude - left the clamps hanging out of me for about 7 minutes while I cried and begged him to remove them because it hurt so

bad.  He yelled at me to stop crying, and stop that - and his nurse never came near me, not once, and looked very mad.  Since then I had a problem

w/painful sex, but now I'm an a/sexual so it doesn't matter anymore.

2:   Psychologist and his good buddy Psychiatrist misdiagnosed me as bipolar (very bad to give bipolar medication to someone with only severe depression), and

along with totally messing with my head and pretending to be my friend (I really thought he was), we had relations - I was sexually exploited in my numb and

totally overly-medicated state on a twice-weekly basis.  I would never EVER do that with a married man if I weren't all messed up.  First time I ever filed a lawsuit - they didn't want to go

to trial and settled big.  Won't take away my never EVER wanting to be in a relationship again, though.  Ever!!!  (I'm happy about that, too!  NEVER want to deal with ANY trust issues

with anyone ever, ever again!  Ever!

Posted 10/11/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -7)
The worst doctor I ever had hands down was when i had my thrid child.  She was born about 3 1/2 weeks early so she was small but not concidered a primey.
She didnt eat alot when born because she was so small and tiny and the doc at the hospital said she would be behind for maybe 2 month.  Well I had this really old Italian ped doctor, and when ever me and my ex would go for check ups he would never even address me he would talk with ex who by the way was also Italian and just treated me like I wasnt there, but my husbands family insisited I use him as he was an old family friend. 
All she ever did was cry from the time I bought her home from the hospital.  She wasnt gaining much weight at all.  So I made an appointment with ped for check up.  The doc said she was fine even though she hadnt gained any weight in about a 3 weeks and that she had colic.  sent me home.  about a week later she was down to eating only about 2 ounces a feeding and looked pale and still all she did was cry for 22 out of 24 hrs.
Took her back to the doc, he said she had thrush gave me some meds and told me that there was nothing to worry about and told me that I had post pardum and that I needed to seek help and that I was trying to make my baby sick and makeing more of this than ness.  I was mortified this was my thrid child and I think I would know if something was the matter with my child. He also threaten to report me to DSS for child abuse!
I finally took her to the er the next day as she wasnt eating at all at that point and found out she had reflux and esphoagitist(?) the lining in her throat was burned from acid. 
At that point she was 4 months old and it took intil she was a yr to get it all sorted out from thrush that would go away because of the reflux and the reflux she had so bad that the er doc told me that she prob would have died of dehydration within the week.
I filed a complate as well as the hospital agaisnt the doc and he was fired. From then on I told my husbands family to stay out of my my business and that I would raise my kids how I saw fit and if they didnt like it oh well.  Was the start of all me and my exes problems as well.  God am I gald im not in that family anymore lol
Posted 10/11/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)
I am just appalled at some of these stories. Appalled. And SO glad that some of your filed complaints and law suits! Good for you!

Posted 10/11/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -7)
I have never filed a complaint or lawsuit because I'm afraid of doctors' thinking
I'm a trouble maker.

I sure have thought of it.

Congratulations to the women who don't have my fear.

I can't even stand to think of my doctors in the past. (Pain tonight)
Pamela shakehead
Posted 10/11/2008 9:51 PM (GMT -7)
I understand that completely - not wanting to think of past experiences. I think that's why I didn't detail a lot of mine. Either that or just too lazy! But I appreciate the people who did.

And I think it depends a lot on the circumstances as far as the risks of filing a lawsuit or complaint. I know I should file a complaint against my PCP for some of the things she put in my record that cost me a worker's comp case. Untrue things. But I just don't have the energy. Maybe someday I will, although it's not worth a lawsuit. I might write a complaint to the medical board but that would have to be after I found another doctor. Right now I just see one of the nurse practitioners in the practice.

I'm rambling. I'm tired. It's late.

Posted 10/12/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -7)
love the topic. hope it's ok for me to add my horror stories also.
1. obg-gyn- was having sever pain, painful intercourse, felt like my whowho was failing out. for 2 yrs he told me it was all in my head. turns i had sever endometrious and the scare tissue had pulled my uterus to left,falopion tubes were the size of link sauges and the endo was all over the intestines. ouch. so stupid for putting up with that quack but i was young and didn't know better.
2. pain clinic dr. again a butt wipe. 8 months of torture having injections every 2 weeks in my spine for pain. then told me he could do nothing for me. said that i was fat, to loose weight and see a shrink. thought hubby was going to have a stroke when we walked out. ended up at Duke hospital after 2yrs of pain and d with with a tore labrium in left hip socket.
hope it was not too long and boring.
Posted 10/12/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -7)

These stories are really awful. These doctors should be learning how to deal with people in general, like customer service skillls, empathy, understanding, and trust. They really need to develop people skills!

I had a multitude of symptoms happen to me over years ; I thought I had a bladder infection, so went to an Urgent care walk-in center. They tested my urine and found no infection (though they gave me antibiotics anyway)....however, they did find blood and protein in my urine and gave me a referral to an internist/kidney specialist. So I went to the referred doc and started telling her my list of problems and she actually told me to stop talking! She did not want to hear anymore and said I was being ridiculous!!!! She just said she'd send me for some tests and if there was any problem, the office would call me, I was not to call them! ***??? I felt like such an idiot and felt like she thought I was psycho or something. Needless to say, they never did call me back.

In my Rheum's office, one of the receptionists is just down right rude to people. I just had a severe pain flare, where I could hardly walk and even sitting was painful. Before that happened, I had requested some paperwork be filled out several days before. They were busy so I told them I'd come back on Friday to pick it all up, they said fine. Thursday my pain started and so I had to drive there to go get my paperwork, which was tortorous. I had to park all the way in the back of the lot, with a long walk. An old man saw my struggling, and so nice of him, came running to me to help me..he held onto one arm for support! And walked me in. I got in, asked the rude receptionsit for my paperwork, and she just glanced around real quick and said she knew nothing about it. I was in tears from pain and then getting quite aggravated. I said , well, what am I supposed to do? She said, "well, you got me', "I don't know where it is'. Then she said I could wait about 40 minutes for the next employee to come in, that maybe she might know. When that person came in, she looked at me like she never saw me before. Then I heard the rude one saying things to the other throught the glass. Well, then I saw the one who came in just pick up my paperwork right off the desk, so it was laying there the whole time. And the rude one just didn't want to bother. She gave it to me and I left. Then I got about 1/2 mile down the road & decided to look at my papers......then noticed that the doc never signed it!!!! Now i had to go all the back again! I have no clue how I got back, but I did. When I walked in towards the desk, the rude one rolled her eyes at the other receptionist and said "she's baaack, AGAIN!!!!". I reallly wanted to go off, but I was in so much pain and just wanted my paperwork filled out correctly to avoid any delays. They got it signed & gave it back and I went home. And I had called a month before to make an appt. specifically to discuss the paperwork with the doctor. The doctor okay'd everything, but did not fill anything out; instead, he told me the girls can take care of it all. I've also been waiting 3 weeks for them to enroll me in a prescription assistance program for one of my meds and it's still not done. Another thing..I have a history of lumbar spine problems and also probably worsening hip problems. But the Rheum, all he seems to want to do anymore is give Lidocaine injections into my muscles. This is extremeley painful being my back is usually in severe spasms & the needle going into that is unbearable. And...the Lidocaine does not do anything. I get a little numbness in the area for a few hours, but that is it. Many times I've gotten at lesat 12 injections at once and I noticed my insurance gets billed over $300 per shot. Plus it seems like a standard procedure there, as the Lidocaine bottles are all lined up in each office. More so due to the staff, I think I'm going to find a new Rheum that knows how to treat patients.

Posted 10/12/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -7)
To All:
I do appreciate your telling your stories here. HERE is a place of freedom
where you can say ALMOST anything.
I have had a lot of bad experiences. The worst being a Pain Doctor who
took me off Oxycontin way too fast. Of course I got very sick. I wrote
a bunch of letters to the medical board but never had what it took to
mail one letter.
One woman psychologist led me on and confused me greatly as to my
sexual identity. It was a long time ago.
(I got over her and that was a good thing due to my husband
and two kids.) I went to her because I was messed up because my mother
had a massive stroke and I had lost my ability to speak to people. She was awful
and pulled the same thing on other women. With men we know what
to expect but it came as a surprise from her.
It is of great value to hear what happened to others. It takes away the
"alone" feeling. It's also good to know what to watch out for.
Pamela Neckpain should think before she speaks eyes

Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 10/12/2008 2:21:24 PM (GMT-6)

Posted 10/13/2008 5:00 AM (GMT -7)
Another horrible thing I had happen to me was when I was 19 years old and it was the first pain specialist doctor I saw, it was ran by her (the doctor) and her husband and her husband was always making me very uncomfortable like once when I went in, they only have 4 chairs in their very small waiting room and it was full so I went to stand by the wall when this guy got up to offer his chair to me, but the dr's husband instead to him to sit back down cause I can come and sit on his lap, I thought I was gonna be sick. And another time that doctor let him draw blood from me and he was so nervous that he was dripping sweat off his forehead that was landing on my arm and come to find out years later (when she lost her license) that he wasn't even lisence to do anyting like that especially draw blood. And I really liked that doctor but her husband was a whack job.
DX: Lower Back pain, Migraines, Pancreas divisium
RX: Imitrex, Topamax, Suboxone

Posted 10/13/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)
Then there was the Accupunturest who didn't heat her office. I laid there with
needles in my back watching my breath.
After that, we went into another room to do stretching exercises. That room
was colder. OMG ... The pain after that torture chamber.

Then there was the Neurosurgeon. I flinched when he wanted me to do a test
for nerve damage. (I had waited over an hour to see him) He became furious
when I pulled away and then he yelled "I can't treat you if you won't let me
examine you." Then he stomped out and slammed the door.

I had a witness to this behavior. The office visit cost $250.00. (I filled out an
extensive form) He did not do ONE thing for me. This was another one I was
going to report to the medical socieity. But I thought ... It's my word against his.

And then when I was 16 I got Shigles (or something) and the doctor had to cut
off my girdle. He did nothing wrong but I was sure embarassed.
Posted 10/13/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -7)
Oh ... there was my obstetrician. He had some hard object in his coat pocket.
I thought it was a bar of soap ...He kept bumping into me with the soap.
Looking back ..... smhair
Posted 10/13/2008 1:58 PM (GMT -7)
My worst dr. ever was a neurosurgeon who told me my back pain was all in my head after running no tests on me .
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan and neurontin.
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis and arthritis

Posted 10/13/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -7)

I'm usually in the Hepatitis forum, but I've peeped in here a few times, as I have chronic pain issues, also.  I've had my share of bad doctors (and dentists!), but the worst was probably an orthopedic surgeon.  She did replacements on both of my hips, then had to do a revision on the left one 3 weeks after the first surgery.  A piece of the prosthetic hip had slipped out of place.  When I awoke from the revision, I was in a spica (body) cast, from just under my breasts all the way down and including my left foot and to just above the knee on the right.  smhair   The left leg had been "frog-legged" in the cast.  I was never told that being casted was even a remote possibility.   mad    have never had so much pain and discomfort before or since.  I remained that way for three very long weeks, then switched to locked steel hip and leg braces...same position...for another 4 weeks.  I was in the hospital for 7 weeks.  Four years later, the left hip started constantly dislocating.    shocked    I finally had it revised again--this time by a Mayo ortho surgeon.  What a difference!  However, he said that the right artificial hip is not placed correctly and will have to be redone somewhere down the road.  I still have pain with that hip.

Mayo is like a different world altogether.  The doctors are not only excellent, but have respect and compassion for the patients.  Everyone that works there is so pleasant and respectful.  It's wonderful!

I would have liked to sue the first ortho surgeon, but at the time I was w/o insurance and getting all my care at a teaching hospital.  If I had initiated a lawsuit, they would no longer treat me.  In addition, they have a "cap" on the amount of payout, which isn't a lot.  Yes, it's the principle and not the money, but without money (or insurance) one would not be able to get treatment elsewhere.

"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

Post Edited (hep93) : 10/13/2008 10:59:51 PM (GMT-6)

Posted 10/14/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -7)
about 19 years ago I went in because I felt so bad.hurt all over but more on the right side.DR. gave me a checkup and told me I had a stomach ulcer.Next day stoped at my DR. Office (close day before) to ask a Question about one of my sons he walked out to the waiting room to talk to me took one look at me and said do you know that you have hepatites!
Lost half of my small intestine, Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression

Posted 10/14/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -7)
I was seeing a PA for a kidney infection. She prescribed me an antibiotic. Antibiotics as a rule for UC'ers are tricky because it can cause alot of intestinal grief. It was day 3 of being on this antibiotic and I had of course very frequent and persistant diarrhea as well as intense abdominal pain. I knew this was not normal for ME. So I called her up and explained to her what was happening. She said that antibiotics can cause those problems but keep taking them. Finally after being in so much pain, I had to end up stop taking the antibiotics. I looked up the antibiotic online and found that the one I was taking contained sulfa. I am allergic to sulfa and it was in my chart but yet she prescribed it for me anyway!

Another bad doc was a rheumy doc I seen this year. I was early for my appt. Filled out the forms and waited and waited and waited. Finally after 2 hours of waiting, I was called in to see him. He had me sit at his desk and explain to him what was going on. I did and he didn't say but maybe a couple of words. He then had me go into the exam room and once again, I waited and waited. He comes in there, pokes my joints has me get dressed and meet him back in his office. He comes out and says, you have UC. You are going to have joint pain. Here take this form downstairs for bloodwork and see me again if you need to. Hmm ok, so I just spent almost 4 hours at his office to tell me something that I already knew??? And to top it off, his personal hygeine was not the greatest. He is very standoffish and left me feeling like I was crazy and that I wasted his time.

I know that some doctors just have too many patients and they are all entitled to have their bad days. But when they start taking it out on their patients then that is truly uncalled for. Also, I hate the doctors that seem to think that I know nothing about my UC when in fact, I probably know more then them and I know what is normal for me and what isn't. That is one reason why I love my primary to death. She takes me seriously and listens to me. She knows that I've had this for a long time and I know my own disease. Doctors like her are hard to come by.

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