Reply To: Looking for answers- doctors making me feel like I am crazy

May 30, 2012 at 12:39 am

I don’t agree that a patient should “insist” on a particular treatment, particularly something like a muscle biopsy or spinal test. Certainly a patient should be informed on the various procedures available, so as to be able to discuss the treatment plan with the doctor, but doctors make the diagnosis and order such tests as they need to make the diagnosis. Patients should have confidence in their doctors, and may seek another doctor if they don’t.