Posted by akc on January 13, 2002, at 16:19:35
In reply to Re: Most Psychiatrists are Lazy!, posted by spike4848 on January 13, 2002, at 16:10:47
> And you can't argue when many pdoc admit themselves they pursued careers in psychiatry because of the lifestyle.
My psychiatrist pursued the field because she wanted to treat kids with psychatric disorders (which she was already doing, but she went back for another residency in her late 40's to get more training so she would have the most knowledge she could have to do the best she could by her patients).
My psychiatrist has had to field more after-hours and weekend calls than any surgeon that has ever treated me. Or even any primary care physician. As Emme points out about her doctor, mine has sent me for tests, made sure I see other specialist when it is called for, and is sending me for a second consult because I am having a hard time remaining stabilized.
Most -- no way. Are there bad apples in the bunch -- definitely. If you don't like your doctor, spike4848, go get yourself a neurologist, but lay off the slap in the face you are giving pyschiatrists. It is no better than lawyer bashing. It is not fair to the profession and those who work hard for their patients.