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Do you have trust in your doctors?

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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Lol, it depends entirely on the shift and who happens to be working.

IMHO, all providers fall into one of four categories: nice and competent, nice but incompetent, competent but rude, and rude and incompetent.

The providers who are both pleasant to work with and clinically skilled are the rock stars. Conversely, you know you're in for a bad shift when your provider doesn't know what they're doing but still manages to be rude and condescending about it.

Fortunately, most of the groups of providers I've worked with have fallen into the former category (clinically competent, pleasant enough). However, pretty much every group has their duds (either rude, incompetent, or both).

I suppose that providers could make the same argument about nurses...

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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4 hours ago, adventure_rn said:

Lol, it depends entirely on the shift and who happens to be working.

IMHO, all providers fall into one of four categories: nice and competent, nice but incompetent, competent but rude, and rude and incompetent.

The providers who are both pleasant to work with and clinically skilled are the rock stars. Conversely, you know you're in for a bad shift when your provider doesn't know what they're doing but still manages to be rude and condescending about it.

Fortunately, most of the groups of providers I've worked with have fallen into the former category (clinically competent, pleasant enough). However, pretty much every group has their duds (either rude, incompetent, or both).

I suppose that providers could make the same argument about nurses...

Totally agree. There's this one cardiologist I'm so involve with.... 

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Serhilda is a ADN, RN and specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, Emergency Department.

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On a personal level, the vast majority are wonderful. I've really enjoyed shooting the breeze with them and they've even brought us food in around the holidays. Seeing how they work as physicians is different though. The majority are still doing a great job, but a good portion of them aren't actually seeing the patient when they documented they did and they aren't assessing. Not all the time, but enough that it concerns me. 

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ClaraRedheart has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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I completely trust the doctors that I work with NOW. I feel like we've had a bad spate with poor gastroenterology surgeons. Either that, or someone has to take the patients that you can't win on and the new guy always gets the fall. Even if the latter is the case, we've had some awful new guys. I had one patient with an incision that had puss coming from it and it was coming apart. She told me to go in and push at the edges and tell her what happened. I later see a note that she assessed the patient and did exactly what I told her I did and the response that I gave her. I've not seen too many botched GI jobs lately, so I guess we've got a good few docs. Even though one of them yells at us rather than explains things if any slight little thing goes wrong. She's got her reasons. I'd still let her operate on me or a family member if it came down to it.

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On 1/12/2020 at 4:39 PM, adventure_rn said:

I suppose that providers could make the same argument about nurses...

They most certainly could.

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FurBabyMom has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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Regarding the surgery specialty I worked with the most in the OR - I would let any of the surgeons operate on me or my family with no reservations about them.  I trust most of the anesthesiologists, though in anything but an emergency, I would choose some before others.  I trust most of the anesthesia residents and CRNAs, though there are a few CRNAs who I would politely decline to allow them to care for me or my family (one in particular thinks they are G*d and that they never do anything wrong and never need help - terrifying in the OR).

When I worked the floor/stepdown (different facility), most of the hospitalist team was good, the specialty teams were impossible to deal with though.  There were a few that were a firm no, under no circumstances could they care for me.

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