The illiteracy by patients and complacency by physicians are the inaccuracies of clinical diagnosis of parkinson’s.
People who have parkinson’s have to continue their visit for life. physician will need to monitor the effectiveness of your medication.
Too often some physicians become complacent with their patients.
There are reasons that your doctor is becoming complacent
He or she fails to answer your questions to your satisfaction.He or she seems “put out” by your questions.He or she doesn’t seem to be aware of the newest medications or procedures for your condition.He or she doesn’t seem concerned or interested that you are developing new symptoms.He or she doesn’t allow sufficient time for discussion or questions during your exam.Illiteracy by patients:Denial. Helplessness. Anger. Withdrawal from social circles. These are all forms of coping with Parkinson’s Disease that may manifest themselves on diagnoses. It’s not uncommon for patient’s to begin avoiding doctor’s appointments, or refusing to take their medication. All in the very human hope that the diagnosis is somehow not true
Dr. FernandezJoined: 20 Jan 2007Posts: 90
Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:47 pm Post subject:
You could be right, but there are other parkinson conditions that are very similar to PD and sometimes, it really is a tough call. Sometimes, no matter how hard I look and think, I find myself scratching my head. And I know it is not because of lack of effort or complacency. Yours,_________________Hubert H. Fernandez