I agree completely, I had one doctor who had retired as a neurosurgeon and became a pm doctor, and I use the word doctor loosley, he was a cash cow quack who only had to see an mri or some kind of paperwork on a patient and they were in. I was fine with this as you never had to wait longer than 5-10 min from the time you walked in his waiting room, which was always full. But since he never spent longer than 2-3 min per patient, no problem, he was writing your scripts before you sat down.
Then one day I took a very bad fall. I had to crawl to the phone to call the emt, after I was released from the hospital which was that same day. The next time I saw him I told him something was very wrong with my right leg and foot. From my knee down my leg felt like it was on fire, the pain was well I dont even have words for how bad it was. All he did was increase my meds. After I told him that was not working, he put me in the hospital for 4 days, he ran many different tests, and found some things I already knew I had like osteroarthritis, etc. But at the end of those 4 days my leg was still on fire.
One afternoon I took my grandkids to the pool, I dont remember much but I passed out as I had accidently overdosed trying to get rid of the pain. I never went back to him again. I found a new doctor, and he immedictely knew what the problem was, I was given 3 shot over a month time, and even after the first shot, I felt better, by the 3rd I had no more pain. Turned out it was neuropathy. My right foot is numb, but I can live with that, the burning pain in my leg never came back. I was so grateful to that doctor.
Funny thing, when in the late 90s they started to clean house of bad doctors, the first one to go was my old doctor. It was great news to me, he had no business practicing medicine.
Sorry it was so long winded, take care all,
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson