My SIL has been having trouble with her hip. She went to an ortho....here's what she sent me tonight:
" My GP sent me to an ortho specialist for the hip. The ortho guy was very flip and said I had arthritis and told me I could choose, surgery, meds, physical therapy or ignore the pain. I asked him if the hip could cause knee, ankle and foot problems as they were starting to bother me, too. He told me to make another appointment! I asked if he thought I should see a podiatrist, a knee specialist or could all of this be taken care of by one doctor and he told me he already answered my question and to make another appointment. I told him I was "fed up with his attitude" and he told me that he was "fed up with me" and walked out!"
I'm AMAZED that a doctor would act that way! She's not a complainer, she's an educated woman....and I totally believe she was NOT a bad patient.