Since The Turkey has been opining about doctors and decent health care, I decided I would join the “discussion.”
The Redhead’s Top Five Things I Hate about the U.S. Medical Profession
5. Physician’s Assistants. I agree with the Turkey on this one. When I go to the doctor, I want to see a doctor. P.A.’s are generally more arrogant than are doctors themselves. On a visit to my former OB/GYN’s office, I asked the P.A. a question of a personal nature (so I won’t mention it here). When the P.A. answered, she felt it necessary to do so by ending her sentence with “you silly girl.” My question might have been “silly” by her oh-so-knowledgable four year degree standards (okay, maybe two), but talking down to a patient in this manner is unacceptable. She may have been a P.A. at a gynecologist’s office, but she sure didn’t have much of a bedside manner.