Does Anyone Else Have A Total Jerk Of A Dermatolgist?
Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:19 PM
Does anyone else experience this with there derm?
Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:01 PM
1) Many doctors are jerks anyway. You have to have a very caring or, more often, a very arrogant personality to put yourself through the hell and debt that is medical school.
2) Patients are really bad at following directions. They aren't consistent using products. They get impatient and come back in two weeks later wanting a miracle cure. I know that would make a jerk out of me.
Anyway, I found that most of my derms hated me because I did my own research and would come in asking to try new products. Not for lack of trying, though, I had been on 7ish courses of different antibiotics, numerous topicals, etc. since I wa 13. But since I refused accutane, which is the holy grail for acne, they just wanted me to go away and stop asking for new meds they hadn't researched yet.
For a while I went to family practictioner who had a nice nurse who listened to me and gave me what I wanted as long as it seemed reasonable. That practice moved, though, and now I'm seeing a nurse for a dermatologist who is also very understanding. Haven't actually met the dermatologist himself, but I'm happy seeing the nurse, she can write all the prescriptions anyway
Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:51 AM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:33 PM
I litterly cant even talk to my dermatoligst about my acne. I should video tape my next appointment I bet everyone would get a kick out of it. She walks in looks at my face says "Hi" gives me my prescription and says ill see you in 3 months! Make sure to pay on the way out. Its a joke. Shes the only dermatoligst in my area so I kind of have to deal with it.
I am not excusing your derm.'s cold manner at all, but she may be very brief/abrupt, if she is the only derm. in your area. I can only imagine what her patient load must be like. Yikes... But, still, she should give genuine time and show real concern for her patients.
You could call your general practitioner and see if s/he is willing/able to treat acne. If so, you could see how well s/he is willing to listen to your concerns and try (reasonable) medications that you'd like to try.
All the best,
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