I agree. I asked him if I could ask a question about
PSA since there is so much disagreement in the medical community. He said "I know more than anyone about
PSA! It is the best test there is"! (exactly what he said)! I asked about
PSA in relation to gland size and he says..."Only thing that will caue PSA to rise is cancer"! We all know that is not true and I didn't question him. Then he did a DRE. I'm telling you...three days later and I still hurt. He felt it then asked if it hurt and it didn't and then he kept pushing hard as hell until I thought I was going to urinate and told him so. He and others have done many DRE and NOTHING that painful.
He then ordered antibiotics, wanted a urine spec for a PCA3/plus test which by the way contridicts everything he just told me about PSA???? However the lab he uses for that test is the only lab that uses 11 as a cut off. All others use 35. The last one I had was 35.4. But I dare not queston him as he says I'm "Difficult"! I do know Drs tell you not to believe everything you read and I don't. But it does help fomulate questions. In 2003 I had a "NEW" state of the art medicated stent put in my heart. Dr told me how lucky I was that they had them. I looked it up and found the FDA had issed 2 warnings about them. He told me "Don't belive everything you read"! Six months later he tells me I will now have to stay on Plavix the rest of my life because of problems with the "NEW" medicated stents. If you pay for his service then he should be willing to answer questions. Hell, they won't even give you test results or biopsy results until your next visit. BUT...I call and insist...They are MY tests and I don't want to wait fo weeks.