I've just been to the doctor as I've had a winter bug and been off work for the last week. I'm finally well enough to get out of bed, so I went to get a doctors certificate today so that I can go back to work tomorrow (even though I'm not even better).
Anyway, I go in and he asks what's wrong. I said I've been sick with cold/flu like symptoms (nasal congestion, headaches, muscle aches, fever, sore throat, earaches etc.) since last Thursday.
I had JUST finished speaking and he goes "Oh so you're here for a prescription?" and looked me up and down with this snide look on his face as if he thought I was a drug addict or something.
I told him that actually no, I didn't want any drugs, and that I was starting to feel better on my own. I just needed a doctors certificate for work.
He looked at me and made a sound like he was surprised that I worked and then said "And how many MORE days do you think you will be taking off?" as if I was faking an illness to get out of working!!! I'm so upset and angry.
Then he made me take off my shirt so he could listen to my chest. I have a lot of moles on my back which I get checked regularly and am quite paranoid about, and he goes; "I don't know if you realize this, but you've got very 'moley' skin. You will need to get it checked every three months". Firstly, is 'moley' even a word? Secondly, thats exactly what I needed to hear to not feel so self conscious about my appearance. Thirdly, no sh!t Sherlock, I didn't happen to notice that whilst showering every day since I was born!
Then (yes, there's more!), he started making small talk and insinuated that the entry level job I'm currently working in is what I'll be doing for the rest of my life. I told him that actually I am studying to become a teacher and he goes; "But you're already 26! By the time you finish you'll be 31, then you'll want to settle down and have kids of your own and you'll never even use your degree! Why are you even bothering?"
At that point I just stopped responding to him.
What an arrogant piece of sh!t. I feel like crying. So basically, he knew me for 5 minutes and decided I was an unattractive failure ... And then charged me $50 for the pleasure. Great.
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29-08-2012 13:53 #1
29-08-2012 14:03 #2
Guess you know what dr never to go see again
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29-08-2012 14:06 #3
Re: Rude Doctor!!
I would be complaining to the practice manager !!
I hope you're feeling better soon xx
29-08-2012 14:07 #4
I'm angry FOR you. What an a-hole.
He's obviously a nasty miserable person and doesn't have the proper bedside manner to be a GP.
Please don't take anything he said to heart, he was talking trash
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29-08-2012 14:09 #5
Ouch! I would be sending a complaint to his superior! That horrible!
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29-08-2012 14:11 #6-
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woa!! im with missie_mack. he certainly is a tosser (i can think of a lot of other words that sum him up perfectly though)
id put in a complaint hun, that is just so unprofessional and not on. big hugs.
btw lots of people start teaching at an older age and there is nothing wrong with that. my dh is a high school teacher and finished his degree at 27 (didnt start teaching till 28 tho)
if you dont figure out what you want to do till your older than so be it, you have plenty of time to do what you want AND have kids in the process if you wish.
big hugs. im sure your very pretty. moles certainly arent ugly (when i see moles on anyone i dont think anything about it)
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29-08-2012 14:13 #7
I can't believe he had the nerve to comment on your skin let alone career choices in such a derogatory way. You went there for a certificate FFS, not a lecture. Way to knock you down when you're already feeling rotten too. I'd be lodging a complaint with the practice manager.
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29-08-2012 14:13 #8
I would definitely complain. That's not on.
Also, he should have bulk billed for something as simple as a medical certificate! My GPs always bulk bill when I'm there for repeat scripts or medical certificates.
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29-08-2012 14:49 #9
Thanks so much for your kind words everyone
I'm just really astounded that he could be so unprofessional. Aside from feeling hideous, I feel a bit better about things now.
I think I may write to the practice manager though. If that's how he was with me, a well dressed, well spoken, educated person, imagine how condescending he is to people who ARE unemployed or not well off.
I don't know if it makes it better or worse that he didn't even look old enough to be graduated from med school yet.
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What a jerk face.
That would have upset me too. I can't stand when doctors make any sort of comment about my skin (happens to me a lot) - i live in it, i'm well aware of what it looks like but thanks for making me feel like an ugly freak
Not to mention everything else, how unprofessional and rude.
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