In my couch potato blog hopping I came across this blog written by Anonymous Doc. Entitled
I AM RIGHT
DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PATIENTS
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A LECTURE FOR RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS
BY AN ATTENDING WHO NEEDS A SMACK IN THE HEAD
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I immediately thought "Hey, I know that guy! Oh yeah, it's Dr. S (the attending who needs a smack in the head, not the author of the blog). Reading back in The Pink Tee Shirt, I find very few positive blogs regarding Dr. S. Most are on the negative side like this post, followed closely by this post. So considering my last appointment with Dr. S and the frustration I feel with him rather arrogantly lying about missing a diagnosis that I wouldn't have expected him to be looking for anyway, I wonder about whether I should just find a different oncologist. Strange thing is that I'm panicked over the possibility of finding a new cardiologist and the reality that Dr. T will surely retire or die within the next few years, but I'm just annoyed by the thought of finding a new oncologist. Is it possible that I might find an oncologist who isn't arrogant? The reality is that I see Dr. S for only about 3 minutes twice a year. Can I put up with 6 minutes a year of dealing with an ass and accept that he's a good clinician?