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is anyone else's dermatologist A JERK?!

i liked #4 a lot, he was such a nice guy, but his schedule and mine don't work out anymore. i just saw my 5th dermatologist and i'll shop for a new one the next time i need to see someone. basically he didn't believe that i was allergic to bp, that i tried minocycline for 5 months and it didn't help, that doxycycline and erythromycin make me sick (he said really snobbishly, "well, that's because you're supposed to take it with food." :rolleyes: shit, really?), and basically was just trying to get rid of me asap. like, i understand that you deal with people who have cancer and diseases all day and then you have some girl come in crying over a few zits, but i'm paying money just like everyone else is. jeez.

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i refused to go back to my derm.

he basically threw accutane at me and said problem solved.

started going on about nothing he was a real werido.

haha. im sorry that really sucks.

hopefully better luck with #5

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Never went to a derm. I think that that any acne meds that u need a prescription for, can't be that healthy for you.

that might be, but i don't think that prescription topicals are in general any worse than most topicals you would find at the drug store.

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I went to a new derm recently, absolutely hated it. Even if I thought my old derm's prescriptions weren't working, at least I felt like she cared. The new derm didn't seem to give a shit about me. He barely let me get a word in edgewise, and I ended up having to tell his nurse that I didn't want to go on Accutane because of the side effects I had using it before. And then he came back in the room and prescribed me some creams instead. Whoopee.

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The first time I went to my dermatologist I was 19. He wasn't too friendly or helpful at all. My mom was surprised because she had nothing but rave reviews for him. At 30 I figured I'd give him another chance (yea, I hold grudges for a long time :lol:) since he's the only derm in my town. He treated me so much nicer! I'm wondering if my age had anything to do with his changed attitude, but there's no telling.

You're lucky you have different derms to choose from. It just stinks you have to keep going through them to find one suitable for your needs.

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i've been to about 3 or 4 derms now...just like you, i'm hoping number 5 will be 'the one' haha.

the first one was this really old man from like Russia or something. i couldn't really understand him, and he didn't really understand me, so it was a lil weird. he gave me some antibiotics and topicals and shooed me away.

the second one was a huge ass to me. made me feel like total crap. looked at me for 2 seconds and said 'there is nothing we can do to help you here, do you listen to the radio? there is this guy on the radio who offers laser treatment for acne, call him'...WTF? ugh...i hate that dude...he was such a heartless jerk...

then i went to somebody else who just prescribed me more topicals and a different antibiotic. didn't help.

so then i did end up calling 'the dude on the radio'...who ended up being an even BIGGER weirdo...ugh...looked like a clown...seriously...the red hair and everything...he always acted so rude...never really talked to me, just walked in the office and shoved a needle into my face...and said stuff to the nurse like 'lets blast this area today' (with the laser)...

um?

sigh.

seriously losing hope in derms. i have an apt with a new LADY derm on the 31st of this month...i hope she's good.

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First Derm I went to for my accutane was nice, did a quick check on my mild chest acne, then he looked at my forehead and the rest of my face.

Nice guy though, told me a bit about accutane and then he wrote me a prescription ready for when I got my blood test results. (he sped it up a bit too :D)

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I had a real jackass for my first derm.

It was the very first time I had ever went to a dermatologist before (About a month ago) and we actually had a lengthy discussion on what I needed.

I said Accutane, and he said all these crappy prescriptions that just weren't powerful enough for me.

He proceeded to say, "Well it is your first visit, and I am not going to prescribe you with Isotretinion, although that is what you need."

I laughed and said, "So, why won't you prescribe it to me?"

He said, "Because it is your first visit."

He then got up nonchalantly and walked his 70 year old ass out of the room.

I got up and was going to run towards him to confront him, but the assistants told me not to and schedule another appointment!

Last time I went there...and really like my new derm (although it is in another city, it is worth the trip)

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Ugh. I hated my first(and only, so far) derm. too.

I remember going in there for my first visit with my dad along. Anyways, he starts talking to my dad and me and I avoided direct eye contact by looking at a painting behind him(i'm shy) and he gives me this weird look and says "You need to look at me." all snidely :/

Then a little later on during the visit he asks me to take off my clothes for a body exam(putting emphasis on looking at my chest area) and i'm like "I don't have any acne anywhere else. . ." and he kept on insisting to look just to "make sure" like I was lying to him or something.

I mean, wtf, honestly, if anyone would know whether or not I have acne anywhere on my body it'd be me <-<; Why would I lie to a dermatologist anyway?

Bleh. What a creep. I don't plan on going back anytime soon.

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I've been switching between derms at the same place( Been 3 times) Thelod guy is a ****er who my mom hates, and the other is a young, understanding guy. Well the first time I went to the derm, the old guy just wiped oil off my face, gave mebdoxy and differin and sent me away. The young guy actually asked me what I was using and said he'd sincerely think about putting me on low dose accutane if the erythomicin and ziana he gave me doesn't work. Cool dude.

I went to the derm yesterday and found I had the old guy AGAIN. My mom was pissed, and I was too. He came in, said it "hadn't gotten any better", looked into a freaking drawer and baically randomly picked retin-a micro. Then he plucks a random box of solodyn and shoves it to me. My mom had to ask him about accutane when he knows that nothing has worked for me before. IDIOT.

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yeah, i really only liked one of my dermatologists. instead of just walking in, writing a srip for retin-a, and walking out he would actually look at my face, put it under the big light and everything, would extract any blackheads & closed comedones, give me injections where the infection was really bad, and actually took time to talk to me so i didn't feel like i was less important that whatever else he had to do that day. i also went to a girl who was like him, but i only got to see her once bc she switched practices about a week after i saw her.

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Yuck, my derm is a jerk. Unfortunately, I live in such a podunk town that he's the only one around. He basically told my mom she was a horrible mother for letting me "get this horrible", told me they needed to use "the atomic bomb" for my terrible acne, and wanted to give me Accutane on my first visit! Jerkkkkk.

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It seems hard to find a good derm...

Derm #1 pretty much told me to never come back. It was clear she was irritated by acne patients and only wanted botox patients (porbably where she makes the $$$).

Derm #2, or her staff I should say, was a bit of a horror story, see thread:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Horrible-...af-t205465.html

Derm #3 seems genuine, but he is a little old fashioned in his approach, and is one of those derms who doesn't take mild acne very seriously. I'm sticking with him for now...

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Rokubi, that just sounds....creepy. And unethical? If it's a dermatoligst, there's no reason for a strip down exam. Yeesh, only my gyno get's THAT privilge....

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Lol there was an assistant at the nice dermatologist I am seeing now...and she asked me to take off my shirt to see if I had any chest or back bumps even though I already told her I did....

She was hot too =)

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Isn't it odd that so many dermatologists are ill-equipped mentally and professionally to truly help and work with acne patients? Too often they treat us in a formulaic fashion, as if a one solution fits all approach is the key. How archaic. A truly good doctor is hard to find...

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When i go to a derm i go to the hospital and i get the one on call at the time so they are always different! Its really annoying as they dont get to know me so everytime i have to go through a 5 minute visual where they have a look at my face with gloves that smell like crap! through a lens.

Then they ALWAYS say the same thing; keep up with the current prescription. Im like wtf?! Ive been on this antibiotic for like 2 years now, IT ISNT WORKING!!! for gods sake they are all crap, they specialise in skin yet they know NOTHING about it. The first time i was put on some cream ( forgotten name, came in a white tube though!) which i had a bad allergic reaction too and about 4 times after that the new derms kept trying to prescribe me it again. Jeez the NHS what a mess!

Dermatologists are just upset that they couldnt make it to be a real doctor in my opinion; so they are miserable and make us suffer!

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My first dermatologist looked like she'd be very sweet, but she was actually quite mean. She'd keep her hand on the door handle the entire appointment (usually lasting 4 mins, max) and was a little snobbish. My current derm (Dr. Jazz... lol) is pretty cool. He's always in a good mood and is really flexible with his treatments. If something's bugging me, he'll change it asap.

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I just had my second visit with the dermatologist and I am going to cancel my next appointment after the holidays. He was nice enough but I literally counted how many minutes I was in the exam room - six minutes. I paid 40 dollars for six minutes. It took me longer to drive to his office. It's been about two months and I have seen next to no improvement other than what I changed in my regimen (using different shaving products) on my own free will. I may go looking for another derm., but I might try a few more things on my own first.

Wouldn't that be sad? I could do better than the actual person that went to school for it and should understand the causes and effects better? He said to me that he wasn't sure he could think of a reason or reasons as to why I could be breaking out more now than I used to (I'm 24) and just agreed with a "yeah, uh huh" after each thing I told him about my routine and what I changed in my daily habits (such as eating a lot less and exercising much more than I used to) :rolleyes:

Oh and not to mention that his assistant and the receptionist were two of the rudest doctors office workers i have ever met (what is it with workers in a doctors office and being grouchy? It is quite common.) As I was paying my bill the first time i was there, the assistant actually came out and asked the receptionist: "Do you smell that? Someone has bad BO! I think that woman over there.." and then she eyes the woman. Thinking about it...I don't know why I went back a second time. I guess I'm just desperate to find a way to help myself.

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