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Would you settle for a very good doctor with bad bedside manners?

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      Yana Berlin wrote Dec 6, 2010
    • When I was younger I would, but not at 40 plus.

      What about you?




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      Tuliplady wrote Dec 6, 2010
    • We don’t exactly have a lot of doctors around here, so you take what you can get.  When hubby had his back surgery we put up with a doctor with a horrid bedside manner because he was supposed to be the best.  I’ll take a doctor with a bad beside manner over uncaring nurses any day!




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      Moloco2 wrote Dec 6, 2010
    • No way!  About ten or so years ago, I was treating with an orthopedist who was so abrasive and uncaring that I swore I would never deal with another doctor like that ever again.  Best part is, I am now his partner's patient, who is much nicer, takes the time to explain everything and seems to be much more caring.  That is my criteria now - if you can't discuss my health with me  in a polite, non-condescending manner and you are so overbooked that you don't have time for me as a patient, then I will go elsewhere - end of story.  Uncaring nurses are the pits, too, Tulip!




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      Denise Richardson wrote Dec 6, 2010
    • I’m in total agreeance with you Yana! At my age (50) not only do I need a good doctor who can treat my illness to the best of his ability, but he MUST display great bedside manners I refuse to allow anyone let alone a doctor mistreat me especially when me and my insurance company is paying him. There are some things that I will not tolerate and bad manners from a doctor is one of them. “GREAT QUESTION might I add.“happyheart




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Dec 6, 2010
    • We have a lot of doctors here with good bedside manners and horrible medical skills. So, yes, I would take quality over attitude - BUT - I would say something and give the ol’ Doc an attitude adjustment myself. Then I can have the best of both worlds.estatic




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Dec 6, 2010
    • Both the hubby and I want a great doctor with a good bedside manners. We’ve both been to great doctors but if you feel uncomfortable with them because of their attitude we would switch and we have.happy




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      Kyah wrote Dec 6, 2010
    • I usually have no difficulty with doctors, as someone who has worked in hospitals for quite a few years. If they‘re rude, I can be rude too and say “you put your pants on the same way I do, so God you‘re not, get over yourself.” What I have a problem with is foreign doctors whose English skills are atrocious! If I can’t understand what you are saying, you ain’t going to be my doctor, end of story!




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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 6, 2010
    • My mother’s Dr. has the worst bedside manners! She loves him though. She was his very first patient about 35 years ago, and they have a bond. He is one of the very best dr.s in her town.
      Me on the other hand, quality is very important, but I would have to put him in his place if my dr. were the least bit abrasive.




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Dec 6, 2010
    • heartI have a great doctor with a wonderful manner BUT I see the oncology doctor more and he is a horrible man to deal with but an excellant doctor. I hate going to see him and he always knows best about even my feelings until one visit I told him to stop talking and listen to me. Its gotten alittle better....not by alot but at least I go now. Lol




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      Vikki Hall wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • Hmmmmm.... I would love to have my Dr from MI. She had a great bedside manner and was also skilled!

      Since I’ve been in TN they either don’t have time to squeeze you in and then you are left with the minute clinics or the ER. Or when you actually get an appt they don’t take time with you.

      I am still fighting this back problem that I went in for last spring. They ended up sending me on a wild goose chase thinking it was my heart. Nope I am strong and healthy but with a back issue!!!!




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      Max0125 wrote Dec 7, 2010
    • It would depend. If they were a specialist and were the best, possibly. However, I would prefer skilled and personable.




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      Marya1961 wrote Dec 8, 2010
    • Good manners and excellent skills are a must, but if I had to, I would pick skills over manner if necessary as I have been in that position and thank God for Dr. H as she went the distance for me, but was a tough cookie!




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