Some patients seem to think that their doctors – multi and varied from vast specialties – should be solely responsible for their care while they just veg out. Well, I think not.
For one thing it’s not the doc who’s got a bad heart from increased salt intake and fatty foods, bad lungs from smoking 2 packs per day for decades, high cholesterol from too much fat-fried chicken, and the other various diseases that I’m so often seeing. It’s the patient. It's essentially their fault they're in this predicament and they need to take some responsibility with their care, their medicines, and to ensure that every visit is purposeful – not a waste of time for both involved.
Showing up, not knowing why you’re there, not knowing what meds you’re taking other than what they “might” be for, and getting all uppity because we’re asking you what your other docs have been doing or what a test showed is stupid. Just because you think we should have the results doesn't automatically mean we received them, nor does it magically make them appear.
You need to take some effort and ask what was seen, what it means, and what needs to be relayed to your primary physician. Not doing that...well... what kind of care do you expect to get? It’s your life - make an effort to care about it and it makes your doctor's job a whole lot more easier as well.