Worst Doctor Ever!

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 1/11/2008 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been stewing about this all weekend and I just had to get it out! I've seen my fair share of jerk doctors, but this guy takes the cake. He runs the MS center here in Salt Lake City, so this guy is the supposed "expert" on MS.

I went in for an annual appointment. This is the first time I have seen him, my previous doc had moved out of state. He seemed okay, did a brief exam and then asked me if I had any questions. The only question I had was about my Copaxone...and what the safety issue would be if I were to become pregnant (we're not trying, but things happen!). His first response: adopt. He gave me a huge lecture about how my baby could be born "deformed" and that I needed to talk to my husband to decide if he would be willing to care for a "deformed" baby and me while I was recovering. He then proceeded to tell me that "you women have this need to procreate, and you don't listen to anything us men say so just do whatever you want."

Whoa! Okay, first of all...I was simply inquiring about a safety issue with the medication. Not whether or not he thought I should have a baby. He was completely inappropriate and it just burns my cookies that he thinks he can talk to his patients in that manner. What kind of doctor uses the term "deformed baby" and "you women" ???? I didn't say anything while in the office....I was just too stunned. It wasn't until I got to the car that I thought of all the things I should have said. But that's always the way, isn't it.

Needless to say I will never go back again. I just wish there was something I could do or some kind of complaint I could file. But he runs the place, so it's not like I can call his boss. Whatever. Hopefully Karma will bite him in his big fat behind.

Thanks for listening!

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 2486
   Posted 1/11/2008 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
You can complain to the medical board! No doctor should ever speak to you - or anyone - like that! It's one thing for him to talk to you about the dangers of birth defects while using the drug, but another when he starts acting like a chauvinist pig. I'm sorry, that burns me up. I don't even belong on this board but I saw the thread title and am in medical school so I just had to respond. You should at least write a strongly worded letter and send it to the state medical board and "courtesy copy" him. Maybe he'll blow it off, and the medical board probably won't do a thing, but I'd do it if I were you!
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