This was posted by a female, not me.
The sad and unfortunate truth is that most clinics, docs, networks etc are there for the bottom line and if they have any patient that colors outside the line, i.e., questions, is proactive, has any expectations of clean protocol etc. they are labeled and treated as lepers or worse. The quieter you are, the less you speak or rock the boat and allow them to do whatever, whenever act however they want ant treat you in any manner they want, the better of a label you will receive. Once you start to question *anything* for any reason you will be blackballed. They want robots who do not think or do for themselves, and once you start thinking and asking questions or wanting them to wash their hands, wear gloves etc. you will be labeled and in some way, some how, somewhere you *will* be retaliated against either aggressively (verbal reprimands or belittling) or non aggressively via looks, making you wait when you have cramps but making it look like an accident etc. Been there, done that repeatedly. Protect yourself by documenting *everything* on paper and if possible with recording it. I make notes of every call, conversation, date, time, person, what they said, what I said etc. I also intend using a digital recorder for all my clinic visits now as well. There are the occasional providers who are very helpful and pro patient but they are not the norm. Blessings.
What do you think?