Posted by Sabino on August 11, 2005, at 11:10:22
In reply to Re: Lithium and Lamictal, posted by Squiggles on August 11, 2005, at 8:04:58
I did not mean to sound confrontational in my previous post.
As to sticking with a doctor with whom you have no rapport, and that you feel is intransigent in their approach, I see no problem at all with discontinuing the business relationship, and certainly don't find it unconscionable. I'm a consumer, and I'm paying good money for his/her services. I do believe that different pdocs have different approaches.
I happen to like mine right now, and am in no way displeased with him, just talking hypothetically.
To me, someone doesn't have to be grossly negligent for me to sever our ties. I don't put these guys on some sort of pedestal.
If the guy that mows my lawn does a decent job of it, but is in some manner rude, I'm gonna get a different landscape guy. Same with pdocs. I wouldn't break ties on a whim, but if (and this is not the case) our visits were unpleasant, and far more importantly, if he kept barking up the wrong tree, again and again, in terms of med choices, in spite of me telling him that the stuff wasn't working, I'd have no choice but to seek help elsewhere.
To each his own though. Perhaps our approaches to care are entirely different in that as you stated, you are Canadian, and that is nationalized, yes?