Originally Posted by REWahoo
Comments on this thread reminded me that over the years DW and I have changed doctors on two occasions, not because of the care they gave us but because of the lack of care of the office staff.
I think these are the cases where the doctor should be made aware of the situation/reason, the problem being how to bypass "Nurse Ratched" so that he gets the info.
We've experienced a couple of these cases. In the first, the doctor had an independent office, but seemed to allow the office mgr. to run the practice (beyond running the office). In the second, the office was part of a large medical center, and doctor and staff were all employees of that large corp., so things were less under doctor's direct control. Fortunately, in this case, Nurse Ratched was so miserable that she moved on, and her replacement has been much better.
Also avoided one specialist because his PA, who ran the initial consultation, was a total control freak with an out of control ego. Never saw or talked to the doctor, and never went back.