Please please please make it easy for us to get a second opinion. It’s not at all an insult to your experience or intelligence. We, as parents, have to believe we’ve done everything we can for our child. You have our medical records and we very well may come back to you for further treatment. When you give me a litany of your experience or worse, make cracks about another doctor’s experience, it’s not professional and it’s not helpful. I’m under the impression you’re in this for the good of your patient, my child. I’m trusting that you find value in collaboration and are humble enough to know when to ask for help. You will not have a successful professional experience if I am not wholly comfortable and onboard with you. Work with me.
That being said, I’ve packed up my 3 inch binder of medical information and am headed down to drink the Kool-Aid. You know the stuff – the bigger medical centers have seen the strangest things, have more money for research, attract the best medical professionals, and just plain know better. Too bad I’ve already digested my Doctors Don’t Always Have the Answers pill.