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Having secrets from a doctor is never a good thing. If one keeps secrets, the doctor will find it impossible to arrive at the right diagnosis and treatment. Once treatment begins, the patient should have complete faith on the doctor’s abilities. The option of going in for a second opinion is always present but diagnosis and treatment should always continue with one doctor.
Such an approach works on the presumption that doctors are infallible. Doctors are treated as professionals who will pay extra attention to even the smallest details because the life and health of an individual is at stake. However, the sad truth is that many members of the medical fraternity do not bother to have a professional approach. There are many persons who treat the task of curing patience as a business.
They insist on handing out medicines that will tackle the problem in a very slow manner. They do so to encourage the patient to come back for more consultation and more expensive medicines.
There are some doctors who never seem to get the diagnosis right in the first instance. If you have the misfortune of dealing with such a doctor, you should be proactive in checking out alternative options. You should stop having blind faith and should move ahead. Having a second opinion for a common cold may not make sense. However, if you are not in a position to trust the doctor because of past mistakes and repeated misdiagnosis, you should consider going in for a better and more trustworthy expert. Use the web to contact friends and relatives for references. Opt for an expert who is recommended by many.