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Put on This Gown

Some of our decisions are not so good, but others are. Some are even funny. A couple of months ago, my GP referred me to a specialist. I read her reviews on the internet: Most were negative. Never mind the 5 minute max that so many doctors have, this one, according to her reviews and the people talking about them on either side of me, had a two minute limit. Since making the appointment, I kept trying to figure out how she could see and deal with my problem in such a short time. I wore a cape-like top that I would be able to quickly lift up and say, "Look, please." I would not say "hello" or any other unnecessary words. So, I get into the examining room and there is a nurse holding a gown and saying, "Put this on...." I was flabbergasted (I figured my 2 minutes were already up!) so I very brilliantly said, "You want me to wear that!" The bottom line: The doctor came in and sized up the situation very quickly. Before I knew it, I had minor surgery (required sutures and bandage) done by a very caring doctor. Just goes to prove that one should not believe everything one hears or sees!

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CoralLevang wrote on July 29, 2015, 12:54 PM

I am glad that you had a better experience that those who were the naysayers.

Ruby3881 wrote on July 30, 2015, 5:01 PM

When reading reviews for doctors, it's important to keep in mind that they are human beings. Their moods change, just like the rest of us. And they have their own personal biases, just like the rest of us. Many doctors are the type that patients will either love or hate. But there are also many doctors whose bedside manner changes drastically, depending on the patient.

I'm glad your experience was a positive one. That doesn't necessarily mean that others got the same treatment and were being unfairly critical...

paigea wrote on October 26, 2015, 2:22 PM

I am glad that doctor worked out well for you. I really find on line reviews unhelpful.

MegL wrote on March 20, 2016, 12:01 PM

That sounds like a very useful short encounter!