In light of the recent threads and in my own experience – I think many peoples perception of doctors is completely inaccurate. I have had so many people come up to me saying how medical school is taught by 'big pharma' and how we are "trained to make money and prescribe drugs" or how because we learn so much about different topics there is no way we can be an expert in any of them. How people say "I have done my research" when in reality, they don't have the background knowledge or lateral thinking to even research medical topics. I couldn't 'research' the intricacies of advanced mathematics because I have no background in that. It's the same thing and its infuriating. Patients often walk in to the hospital/office already googled their symptoms just go there expecting the exact treatment/medicine they want. Medicine is not customer service. I don't think it helps when you have these ND's "prescribing" herbal remedies that are literally killing people. We sacrifice so much helping people and are treated as if we have ulterior motives. I wish people could see what it is really like and learn to trust their doctor.
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