Doctors vs NP's? - page 3

I hate to say this but I no longer like to see the NP when I go in for a doctors visit. I have noticed that doctors are much more secure with decisions and aren't so scared to prescribe something. I... Read More

  1. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from traumaRUs
    Staff note: multiple posts have been removed in accordance with TOS.
    Well that must have escalated quickly.
  2. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Really??? This seems to be a good conversation. I must have missed the fireworks
  3. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    Well that must have escalated quickly.
    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
    I must have missed the fireworks
    asshat-jpg
  4. by   BostonFNP
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    They just want their nasal congestion or cough gone now, and feel they shouldn't have to let their illness run its course with symptomatic treatment.
    But my old doctor used to give me a Z-Pak with a refill (because sometimes the first one didn't work).
  5. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Nice Picture Davey!!!! Makes one take into account the quality of the wind created under the bill of the hat
  6. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from BostonFNP
    But my old doctor used to give me a Z-Pak with a refill (because sometimes the first one didn't work).
    If I had a dollar for every time I've heard that....
  7. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    OP's posting history leans strongly toward controversy and starting arguments.
    Quote from FrankRN2017
    A NP not liking a patient is just plain unprofessional if that's their reasoning for withholding care. I don't always like my patients but I do not make them go without. Geesh! We ALL can find reasons not to do something in life but it's the smart ones who know the reasons we can do something in life. ���������������� ���������������� ��
    I believe that BostonFNP was being a little tongue in cheek here, based on the way you have presented yourself in this thread.
  8. by   cleback
    It seems the OP was upset he didn't get what he wanted when he wanted it.

    From my own RN experience in an endo clinic, people seek testosterone more than they actually need it. But I guess that's not the kind of RN experience that would make a good NP.
  9. by   KatieMI
    Dear OP,

    One of the best and most reliable ways to put ANY provider, either physician or mid-level, on high alert and NOT get what you want is to start teaching him how to do his job. It is especially so if the talks are about controlled substances. Such behavior is the hallmark #1 for potential abuse and usually leads to refusing prescription in some creative way, of which we know plenty and then some. Worse still, the specialist you have been referred to gets detailed handout and free to make his own conclusions about you before you even call for your appointment. Nowadays, nobody wants risk his or her license just because someone whom you see first time in your life sits here and demands something Schedule II just because he was popping it for years when he was feeling like it and felt great after that.

    Just letting you know it for your future reference.

    And, BTW, testosterone is not always indicated for so-called "low t syndrome" and has no evidence of effect for most notable of its components such as erectile dysfunction.

    Treatment of Men for “Low Testosterone”: A Systematic Review
  10. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    That's true!!! I worked a long, long time in an ER and the fastest way to "no pills for you" was self-diagnosis, an attitude of entitlement and a belligerent attitude. Patients like that typically got to wait for hours in a crowded waiting room for little more than a referral slip, a cold bagged lunch and maybe some Tylenol for the road. I have no doubt that after doing their due diligence they found a Dr. Feel-Good of their choosing but that's both the patient's and the Pez-Dispenser's problem as it is a match made in heaven and they so richly deserve one another. The only exception to this was usually if the patient showed up with all the attitudes above and constantly reminded you that they were a nurse like a mentally deficient Parrot. They also usually didn't get pills, a bagged lunch or any other darn thing just told to go see their doc.
    Last edit by SpankedInPittsburgh on Jan 2
  11. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from FrankRN2017
    My fault, Meanmary is further than a NP!
    I have a DNP degree in Educational Leadership. I am not now, nor have I ever been, an advanced practice nurse.
  12. by   /username
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I have a DNP degree in Educational Leadership. I am not now, nor have I ever been, an advanced practice nurse.

    But you're a meany butt poopy face! How can you NOT be a NP??
  13. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from /username
    But you're a meany butt poopy face! How can you NOT be a NP??
    Years of practice!

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