Doing a lot of medical type reading for various things. It amazes me how different doctors’ opinions are compared to patients’ real-world experiences. Some doctors actually listen to their patients, and over time, they can tell people what to realistically expect. Others go “by the literature” as one of my previous psychiatrists always said and they just don’t get it. I tell them an experience I had with a medication and they don’t even want to hear it. Problem is when you have no choice, or the doctor is very good, but has a bad “bedside manner”.
And also, doctors say patients always lie? Well, I’ve been lied to more by people in the medical profession than anywhere else. Don’t lie to a patient who does their research. It’s also the doctor’s job to believe the patient, as my current psychiatrist said. The 2nd or 3rd worst thing is not being believed. I wonder how God feels about not being believed.
Leviticus 19:11 TNIV
“‘Do not steal.”
‘Do not lie.”
‘Do not deceive one another.