Sometimes you might question whether your MS doctor is right for your needs. Here are 17 telltale signs that indicate it may be time to start looking for a new doctor.

1. If the cable guy is more punctual for appointments than your physician is… you just may need a new doctor.

punctual

2. If the first thing your physician orders for you is a colonoscopy… you just may need a new doctor.

colonoscopy

3. If they are quick to write a prescription for ANY medication you want… you just may need a new doctor.

prescription

4. If they “honk” when having you squeeze their fingers…you just may need a new doctor.

honk

5. If you notice the stethoscope is warm and sticky… you just may need a new doctor.

stethoscope

6. If they tell you that all alternative therapies (i.e. dietary changes, acupuncture, supplements, apitherapy) are a complete waste of time and money… you just may need a new doctor.

alternative therapies

7. If the office staff is negative, bitter, condescending, or rude in any way… you just may need a new doctor.

office staff

8. If they use a claw hammer to check your reflexes… you just may need a new doctor.

check your reflexes

9. If they don’t listen to your MS problems, cares, or concerns… you just may need a new doctor.

MS problems

10. If you notice a book called Neurology For Dummies on their desk… you just may need a new doctor.

Neurology For Dummies

11. If it seems they are more interested in reading your insurance card than your test results… you just may need a new doctor.

interested in reading

12. If the latest magazines in the lobby are from 1965… you just may need a new doctor.

latest magazines in the lobby

13. If they say, “Nothing can be done”… you just may need a new doctor, because today there are more options than ever!

Nothing can be done

14. If the examination room has drug company posters promoting Penicillin or the Polio vaccine… you just may need a new doctor.

touching your nose

15. If he or she is more interested in talking about their vacation than your recent trip to an MRI… you just may need a new doctor.

MRI

16. If the X-ray screen doubles as a grow light for the office fern… you just may need a new doctor.

X-ray screen

17. Lastly, if you aren’t coming away from a doctor’s appointment feeling content and positive, with a renewed sense of hope… you just may need a new doctor.

coming away

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