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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Physician Problems

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Physician Problems
Question: In 1989 I underwent abdominal surgery, after which there was a rather marked development of abdominal adhesions. My physician, after appropriate medical assessment, explained this unfortunate development to me and prescribed medication to mitigate the come-and-go pain brought about by the adhesions' formation. She monitored my surgical outcome, organs functions, and use of the medication on a regular basis. our relationship was based upon, and maintained through honesty and trust. She knew that I was (and still am) a recovering alcoholic, with a good program because I told her. Never did any lab test, physical exam, nor any other measure cast any doubt on my compliance with her directives and/or prohibitions. A few years ago, my husband and I moved 950 miles North of Sacramento to the "frozen tundra" of eastern Washington. We have been here nearly 4 years and I still have not found any physician who does not insist that, because of, or despite my upfront honesty about my alcoholism and/or ongoing recovery that, because of my alcoholism, I am destined to be a drug addict.

Answer: Many physicians have this type of professional attitude. I see this type of cynical disbelief of patients and patient's symptoms focused on areas where there can be social disapproval. That is, drugs, drug use, sexuality, etc. Many physicians transplant their own morality or moral view to their patients, which is a major mistake. Better physicians can avoid this type of trap. I'd suggest that you keep looking for a different physician. After you find one, write the original physician and explain why you have left them. Try to be non-judgmental about their limitations as you would like them to be non-judgmental about yours.

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