I agree with PalaceDan completely. I had a doctor that was awful to me, and I actually cried in his presence (something I would NEVER typically do). I cried because his lack of sympathy and professionalism was more than I could handle after months of bleeding, diarrhea, cramping and outright misery. You can only be expected to handle so much. Part of your healing has to include a feeling of confidence in your doctors.
And what is this business of "helping yourself?" What does he think you're there for? If you could help yourself, would you voluntarily subject yourself to waiting rooms and co-pays and terrible medications? What an idiot.
Lastly, I have to say that if ANYONE tried to discipline my two-year-old after having him wait patiently for over a half hour, I would probably slap him across the face. How DARE he???
I'm sorry if I sound all angry, but I really feel for your situation because I've been there. I think you should look for another doctor who's more sympathetic and professional. Just my opinion.
Good luck and I hope you don't have to go through that ever again.
Katie, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament: Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 3X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed.
Diet/Exercise: Spinach/sunflower and low-residue. Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.