When to Dump Your Doc

If you leave feeling worse than you did when you arrived, find a new physician
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2008 6:30 PM CDT
When to Dump Your Doc
Your doctor may have a phone, but if he or she does not have an email address, Forbes says it may be time for a change.   ((c) meyshanworld)

Is it time to break up with your doctor? View your next physical the same way you would a date, then decide. Forbes outlines 10 red flags that might indicate "It's over."

  1. Your personalities just plain clash.
  2. Your doctor doesn't give you enough information about your health and doesn't take the time to explain his or her decisions.
  3. You spend way too much time in the waiting room each time you visit, and your doctor doesn't seem concerned when you mention it.

  1. Your doctor never apologizes or explains his or her errors.
  2. Your doctor can't or won't explain "medical speak" to you in a way that you understand.
  3. Your doctor doesn't have enough experience treating your particular condition or performing a procedure you need.
For the full list, click the link below. (More doctor stories.)

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