The US medical system is evolving rapidly toward a paradigm in which doctors are merely the smiley faces on a database. More and more, they are required to run the standard tests, interpret them in the standard way, make the standard recommendations, and prescribe the standard remedies. You may as well be dealing with a computer program.
In fact, you can. There are numerous Websites that will translate your symptoms into a diagnosis. Go to a clinic, pay a hundred and fifty bucks, and you can get the same result.
The lesson from this is that if you're not your own doctor, you're at the mercy of an increasingly impersonal, bureaucratic system that merely follows the rules laid down for it by authorities on high. Such systems are never as effective as they're supposed to be, and they are inevitably subject to manipulation by persons with power whose agendae do not necessarily mesh well with yours. The wise ones among us will therefore be deeply involved in their own healthcare. After all, you can't trust the established system, and what is at stake is your life. Do it yourself, or take the consequences.