Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I am preparing health baselines with my local bloodless hospital center and I've changed my doctors to doctors affiliated with that hospital. That said, I now have to get to know these doctors. I have a cardiologist, not because I have a problem, but because my dad died a few years ago from a massive heart attack and no one knew he had cardiac problems, not even him.
So, I go to this doctor for the first visit. He said something in a rude way ("you know you're obese") But ok, yes, I know I'm overweight. According to weight tables, obese. OK. I get that. So I let it pass.
I go yesterday for a stress test. I do the stress test without really getting out of breath or breaking a sweat. After he tells me, "well, you're out of shape, but you did well on the test. " Ok. Let that one go. I am out of shape. If a person says that in a condescending, high minded way, it stings more, even though it's true.
But the kicker came when he called me later to tell me the results of all my tests. He says there is one abnormality. But it may be because of my large br****ts that's why there's an abnormality. OK. I'm a C cup. But - REALLY?!!
I wanted to tell him, ok. I'm obese, out of shape and have large br***ts. But you're SHORT!! You got your bachelors in Fine Arts at an unknown school and you got your doctorate in the Bahamas! But - I'm not abusing you because I doubt the quality of your education. I don't hold that against you....until now. I'm getting another doctor and a second opinion. This guy is a jerk!!
I can appreciate doctors who are working for your own good. But it's just another thing to have a rude, obnoxious doctor (who is not that educated)! I'm not promoting higher education. I just think that if a person takes that route and wants others to trust him with their health then an appropriate education is necessary. Especially if you're obnoxious. I think a doctor should have a reason to be obnoxious. You don't have a reason with a Fine Arts degree!!
Not that there is anything wrong with that type of degree, but it says something to me about the person when they went to college. It says to me either they really didn't know what they wanted to do when they started - and finished - or they flunked out of everything else. And now he's YOUR cardiologist. Not getting the warm and fuzzy here!
Just venting about a jerk. Please don't get offended if you're a cardiologist with a bachelors in Fine Art!