In my experiance, of the 10+ doctor's who have treated me regularly, all but one of them have had there full heart and utter devotion too the job.
One Dr, he even went so far as too keep coming back every other day to the unit, too see how we are doing, after he'd left. A consultant, has retired 5 times in my hospital, yet he keeps coming back, as he's just not ready too stop helping people.
The doctor's I don't like (actually only my neurologist), I've told straight, he did a lot of messing around with me, and is STILL messing me around. He has lied to me, and doesn't have his heart in the job at all, he's just one of those doctor's who doesn't seem to care.
I praise the good doctor's lots, send cards at christmas, at the end of a hospital admission, I spread the word too other patients.
Currently we have 2 consultant's and a registrar on our cf unit. Al of them are excellant, happy, cheerful, and really jump to the rescue when things are tough. Of these 3, there's a doctor who's very boksmart and gives out allthe medical jargon, generally I understand that, which is good. One tries to guess the information you need, although sometimes doesn't quite give enough to put you at ease. The other, he jumps through hoops of fire, too make sure you understand everything. None of my doctors will leave any table unturned. They never order me too do things, only enlighten me too what will happen either way. They also gave me permission to shout at them if they do things wrong...........I mean who doesn't love a good shouting session:)
It's not just doctor's either. MY nurses, and dieticians and psychiatrist and physios. There exactly the same.
One nurse, I have the email off, and I send her thankyou cards, if I've not been brave enough to say it in person. Female staff, it's awsome, as I can just jump on them and hug them for all they've done. More of an issue with male staff, there harder to thank.
I am very greatful for this thread, as it reminds me, I have a few people I haven't yet thanked for getting me through a funeral. If I hadn't been in hospital at the time, I actually can't even imagine how I would have coped that day.
PS, I know I don't have Crohn's, but a chance to praise my docs, is always good:)
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