Sniper- love your comeback! Stef17, you are right on with your post. In addition to what you suggest, I've read (on here?) go in to the ER with no makeup, mussy hair, etc.
But Anne, I'm like you ... I actually TRY to look well, not sick. I don't like to have friends/family worry about me, so pretty much keep quiet, to myself, and don't complain (well, except to my husband). I have to say, that approach can backfire on us, as we probably don't get the support we could be getting.
I'm sorry you had to experience that kind of stupidity/unprofessionalism from that doctor. What an idiot. Don't you kind of wish you were still nauseous that day so you could have hurled on him right then and there??