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I’ve been a nurse for over a decade now and I have to say that I have never seen a nurse more eager to help their patients when they need it most. I do not mean that to be a negative comment, but rather a statement about their ability to care for others. However, that does take some knowledge and practice.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a patient walk out of the hospital with a bloody nose, a head injury or a broken bone. Or how many times I’ve seen a parent walk out of the hospital with a black eye or a broken arm. That’s because there is no one who can make a decision on how to treat a patient that would make them truly feel like they are on the same team as the person they are caring for.
Bmeds have their own unique skills and ways of treating patients that make them stand out. Some of them I have even seen work wonders, like when a patient who had tried to kill herself in the hospital was given a strong hallucinogenic drug and came out of her room with a new understanding of her life.
Like any hospital or clinic, there are many different kinds of doctors. There are the generalists, who treat different diseases based on their symptoms. There are the specialist doctors who treat certain diseases based on their symptoms. Then there are the specialists. Specialists are doctors that specialize in treating one particular type of disease. Examples of this would be a chiropractor who specializes in back problems, an ophthalmologist specializing in eye problems, or a dermatologist who specializes in skin problems.
Well, we had to go to that second part of the question because it’s so obvious that chiropractors are specialists in back problems. It’s also obvious that ophthalmologists are specialists in eye problems. And that dermatologists are specialists in skin problems.
The fact that all of these doctors specialize in a particular type of disease is a great testament to the fact that medical science is still advancing at a decent rate. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we should stop practicing medicine. But it means that we should be more aware of the types of diseases that exist and more willing to treat them.
The fact that dermatologists can cure acne, and ophthalmologists can treat chronic vision problems (including cataracts and glaucoma) should lead us to be more open to these treatments. The idea that there are some doctors that specialize in certain types of diseases is a great indicator that doctors are doctors. We can be confident in that.
It’s also a great indicator of the medical field as a whole because it should be more open to alternatives. If you need the same medical care but find a doctor who specializes in treating rare diseases or illnesses, then it should be okay. This doesn’t mean being totally blind to the existence of diseases or in the same mind for a particular doctor.
That said, the medical field itself is incredibly broad. And like everyone else, you can and should look to get a specialty if you need it. But that doesn’t mean that doctors should be expected to be 100% of the time. In fact, some doctors specialize in being more than one thing. For example, a good doctor can be a holistic healer, a psychiatrist, and a spiritual healer.
That being said, do not assume that you can blindly take on all of the medical procedures. They’re a field in which you can take on many roles, which includes being a patient. You can be a good patient, or you can be a bad patient.