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I feel that the the medical profession takes me seriously. Do you agree with this statement?
1. Yes, I completely agree with this statement 23%  23%  [ 3 ]
2. Yes, I somewhat agree with this statement 31%  31%  [ 4 ]
3. Neutral, I sometimes agree with this statement 15%  15%  [ 2 ]
4. No, I don't usually agree with this statement 31%  31%  [ 4 ]
5. No I never agree with this statement 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:51 am 
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I'm posting this for Supi:
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A friend of mine is doing some research and I'm posting this poll for her.

In her experience working with families who have special needs/circumstances, she's noticed a trend of medical professionals not taking primary caregivers (mostly moms) seriously. Often moms' instincts were minimized and they were told they were over-protective, paranoid etc.

She's investigating this issue and would appreciate your honest feedback.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:56 am 
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Thanks Susan!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:02 am 
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My medical profession takes me seriously. But then, I demand it.

I deal with the medical profession (Dr's, nurses and administrators) at work. I know what buttons to push :wink: . Sometimes they need to be reminded of what the big picture is.

I have had the same GP for almost 20 years (OK now I feel old). He listens to me and never makes me wait more than 10-15 minutes past the appointment time. I can discuss anything with him. If I don't agree with him, or vice versa, we discuss both sides and come up with an agreed upon course. I have told Dr's in the past that I would not be returning (so prepare my chart to be forwarded) and exactly why.

I find that when we go to the Emergency Room, we don't get much attention and I suspect it is because they feel that we are capable enough and will call them if things get worse. Now, when we go to the ER, I don't use medical terminology and stumble over my words more. I act slightly uncertain and I find that I get better care.

If I don't agree with a treatment plan, I ask questions and ask for more education...

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:25 pm 
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This makes me completely envious:

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never makes me wait more than 10-15 minutes


Last time I went to the GP, I booked her earliest: 8:45, figuring I'd not have to wait that way. Wrong! Finally got in just before 10, thanks to some pestering at reception.

Quality of care - very good. What waiting room does to blood pressure? Not so good.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:14 pm 
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I think his wife is his receptionist and she doesn't want him to work so hard!
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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:05 am 
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I'm lucky, I guess, that my family dr and both allergists we've been to, take me seriously. While the 1st allergist had a terrible bedside manner and treated DH and me like kids because we couldn't quite remember the order of our daughter's symptoms during the reaction, he did take everything seriously.

Our current allergist is great, and very knowledgeable and thorough. I insisted that we get blood tests for my children's severe allergies (nuts and peanuts) instead of doing skin prick tests and he agreed. He might view me as a slightly more paranoid than most parent, but is great to work with and also great with the kids, which the 1st allergist was not.

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DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:06 pm 
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My complaint isn't with m y Doc its with our pediatrican group. Depending on the doctor depends on how serious they take her allergy. :?

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Allergic to tons and tons of food as well as perfumes, scented air sprays and cleaners. Hubby to Fish, ds #2 Shellfish, youngest to Eggplant, potato, Caesin, Raw Tomato & spinach.


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