I am sorry that you were treated that way by him! That is wrong! He works for you, you.... one way or the other, YOU pay his wages!!!. I do understand how you feel though! All you want is a diagnosis and help and getting everything fixed. It is confusing and when I was younger I used to just put up with what ever the Doctor said. But as I have gotten older and more cantankerous and more knowledgeable from working on the other side as a RN, I no longer put up with the crap that these doctors put out! I will not stand being patronized by a doctor or in any other way being made to feel inferior to that doctor, no matter who or what he thinks he is! To me they are all the same, they might as well be a plumber or a mechanic, they work for me I hired them and I can also fire them! And I will be treated at least as their equal, or as there boss, which I really am! Arrorgant Doctors, are the worst! I definitely want a confident doctor, but I will not tolerate arrogance! I do not think I would get along with your rheumy at all! How dare he talk to you that way! That a angers me something fierce! Just be carefull with him, as for what ever my oppinion is worth, I am not at all sure that he is really helping you! After all he never really did answer your question did he? (his answer was "I have been doing this for a long time and I don't feel it in your joints" ) That is really not an asnwer! It is just his way of saying ( shut-up! I am the Doctor and you are the patient I will make all the decisions here and you will just do what ever I say!) and make no mistake that is exactly what he means! I hate to be so blunt, but the things you have said that he has told you! .....well... that is a real sore subject with me! I have a real problem with Doctors that treat patient like that! I am sorry for rambling, I do hope things work out well for you! Please keep us all posted on how things go!
Becky I wish you all the best!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!