What should a patient do if not happy with the treatment given by their doctor?

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  1. nirosan profile image60
    nirosanposted 5 years ago

    What should a patient do if not happy with the treatment given by their doctor?

  2. Sulabha profile image82
    Sulabhaposted 5 years ago

    Could be one of the reasons-
    1. You don't know the doctor & have gone because of family pressure
    2. You are doubtful of any treatment
    3. You didn't like the way, the doctor examined you
    4. The diagnosis is scary

    If it's the 1st, 3rd & 4th, you can always take second opinion. In case of second, you can try home remedies, improve diet, be more positive & see in retrospect with more rationality if what doctor said makes sense.
    All the best.

  3. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Find another doctor. My mother had two tumors that her doctor said they could not remove. She found another doctor, had the operation, and is doing so much better.

  4. Abby Campbell profile image93
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    If not happy with the treatment given by one's personal doctor, a second and sometimes a third opinion is wise. This will help one gauge whether the original doctor was on top of his/her knowledge and may make one feel more comfortable with him/her in the long run should he/she continues to seek treatment from this doctor. Another option could be to just be "open and honest" with your doctor about your feelings. He/she may have other options for treatment that may be more comfortable for one.

  5. artist101 profile image67
    artist101posted 5 years ago


    Discuss it with your doctor. If they will not work with you in your treatment, may be time to find a new one. Some of the medical community go by the one size fits all mentality, and that just does not work for everyone. Your physician should be open to discussion, compassionate, and concerned about your ailment, or condition. Another approach is to research your condition on your own. Find out as much as you can about it, that way you can make an informed decision about your treatment. Be warned there is a lot of useless information, and a lot of people, just trying to "make a buck" from you, with a lot of unfounded and "miracle cures". Take it with a grain of salt, common sense will tell you, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Be honest with yourself, and with your doctor, whom ever you choose.


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