Posted 10/16/2019 12:47 PM (GMT -7)
In my IBD support group, we cynically call this "lazy care"... when doctors don't do their jobs because it requires them to put in a few more minutes of extra time and effort. A lot of these doctors have very tight schedules and they've mentally calculated how much time (in minutes) a patient appointment is worth. If they have to put in time that exceeds what they feel the value of the appointment is worth, then they won't order extra tests, etc.
These are the types of doctors I end up firing because they have become health care workers who are hollowed out, empty shells who either never cared about helping people in the first place, or they forgot the reason why they got into medicine.
C. diff is serious and if there is any suspicion you might have it, you need testing. If it's covered by insurance then why not!