Just What The Doctor Ordered

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by ryan.jwtdo, Oct 26, 2006.

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    ryan.jwtdo Guest

    Hello everyone,

    As a long-time sufferer of, first End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) from
    the age of 12, and now as a two-time kidney transplant recipient, I
    know what a difference the right doctor can make.

    This is why I have decided to start an open discussion of what makes a
    good doctor, a bad doctor or a good healthcare experience in general.
    Please visit http://Just-What-The-Doctor-Ordered.blogspot.com and share
    you thoughts and experiences. I have added a couple of entries to help
    get you started. Then I ask you to please add your comments or email me
    your thoughts. I want this to be a different kind of blog. I am hoping
    that it will become openly participatory. If you email me your entries
    I will add them to the blog to share them.

    My ultimate goal is to create a free site for people to search for
    information to help them make the all-too-often trivialized decision of
    whom their doctor is going to be.

    Thank you all in advance.


    ryan.jwtdo, Oct 26, 2006
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    otisbrown Guest

    Dear Ryan,

    Subject: A doctor who is tolerent and understanding.

    Yes, I agree.

    I think a doctor should be conversant with the second-opinion
    as it can affect you permanently.

    He can certainly express is "dislike" of the second-opinion,
    (say by Dr. Bates, Dr. Raphaelson, or others), and
    offer you information about the second-opinion.

    There is no "cost" to this -- just a professional
    with an open-mind that is concerned with your
    long-term welfare.

    He can also say, "I can not support this
    second-opinion, but here are the web-sites
    that provide some of the history of this problem."

    But I can not support "prevention", so you will
    have to go to Dr. Second-opinion who will
    support you.

    That is both ethical and reasonable.

    That is what I consider to be a caring,
    responsible doctor.

    Using foul language on the public that asks honest
    questions -- disqualifies the doctor from being
    tolerent and understanding.


    otisbrown, Oct 27, 2006
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    As always, Otis, you are unfailingly polite. I attribute that to the
    lobotomy and ongoing use of Thorazine.

    As always, though, you are unfailingly ILlogical, wrong, and a
    veritable FOUNTAIN of logical fallacies and misinformation.

    See: http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/

    The nice old man in the Cadillac ALSO molests children, so ... in
    answer to the OP's question: leave attitude and civility out of
    it....except when all else is equal. Look for education, experience,
    depth of research, quantity of publications, willingness to listen,
    explore new ideas, and ability to understand YOUR situation.

    Also, when something sounds too good to be true, run away. Find a doc
    who provides the minimum effective treatment, no more.

    Ignore Otis and Ace.

    Take care,
    Neil Brooks, Oct 28, 2006
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    retinula Guest

    bwa ha ha ha

    second opinion = Otis' hair-brained opinion. noone else EVER uses this
    phrase except Otis Engineer.
    retinula, Oct 29, 2006
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    otisbrown Guest

    And Retinula truly defines the majority-opinion.

    And that is the opinion that can never tolerate a discussion
    of objective facts, and the existance of an honest
    second opinion as stated by Steve Leung at:


    As per this poster -- I would look for a doctor who had
    the compassion to discuss alternatives with you,
    will present the facts, and will encourage you
    to do your own research. After you review these
    issues, you can make your choice between
    the majority or second opinion based on
    what your given doctor believes.

    otisbrown, Oct 29, 2006
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    BD Guest

    BD, Oct 29, 2006
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    otisbrown Guest

    Always the remark of a man who is living in the
    past with his "majority opinion". Yet another
    reason for the need for the scientific

    You just proved my point.

    otisbrown, Oct 29, 2006
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    BD Guest

    True enough. The majority of the participants in this group *would*
    agree that you are a FREAK.
    BD, Oct 29, 2006
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