NHE wrote:Diagnosis is one of the most fundamental skills a medical student is supposed to master and then hone as a resident and practicing physician. We assume that all those arduous years of training have prepared doctors to figure out exactly why we are having symptoms. How well do they do at this essential task?
ljelome wrote:...and there's no diagnostic tools that can give 100% diagnosis of MS accurately.
centenarian100 wrote:I don't think that diagnosis is something one can "master." Why would you assume that doctors will have 100% diagnostic accuracy just because they have years of training? That's ridiculous. Do you think that they are Gods?
'Why is my wife coughing so much after going through a round of antibiotic. Shouldn't some more tests or x-rays be taken?'
"-He thought over my statement for a minute and then ordered a chest x-ray.
blossom wrote:do i think dr.'s are GOD? no i don't because God is patient and kind and "listens to us personally as individuals" he doesn't throw us in a bushel basket as if we're all the same. i'm sure there are many good dr.'s out there. BUT, other than 1, my experience "especially" with neurologists my impression is that the many i dealt with do think and want to play God. but, they don't listen to us or treat us as indivduals. once that diag. ms is put on you you're gonna go through hell and high water to get them to address other possibilities. they are da man what would we want this or that taken care of to see if it helps. heck, we're only living in this body-just shut up and do as they say. tell ya here's some med.'s and don't worry about the side effects we have other med.'s for that if the first med.'s don't kill you first.--And, i have walked away or rolled away.
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