Dr. Evil

*Warning: we are still talking about lady parts 🙂

Who would have thought that my girl junk would give me posting fodder? You all seemed to enjoy my post from yesterday so I thought I would share with you what happened last night.

Yesterday the issue raised its Hulk-like head again, queue huge sigh from me because I knew I should probably go to the Docs, but I finished work at 6pm and as much as I know it is a natural part of life I really didn’t want to go and talk about my baby cannon with some random person. So I spent some time talking myself into it and off I went armed only with my somewhat rehearsed speech for the Doc and an ebook recommended to me by a really great blogger (I don’t know if she would be happy to be pinged in a post about pink bits so I will leave her alone for now LOL).

I asked for first available and silently promised myself that whoever it was I wouldn’t see them again. Husby came along for moral support… seriously I need to buy that guy a cape! Aaannnd I waited.

*Side note: waiting is not overly fun in general, but it is so much worse when you really don’t want to do whatever it is you are waiting for.

My name gets called and off went to the room. I stroll in as casually as I can, it was a pretty awesome performance if I do say so myself. All is going well, the Doc asks how he can help me and I start my speech… all good, I didn’t even stammer, I noticed a strange reaction when I said the word “vagina” his eyes slightly widened and he was blinking rapidly. I think back over what I had said, no everything was fine, why is he looking like a deer in headlights? The dude would easily be over 50… surely this is not his first cave of wonders expedition.

He wrote me out a script for a broad spectrum antibiotic, I have had this antibiotic before… for ear infections, so I was quite aware of just how broad it was. He then gave me a prescription for an over the counter cream, here I was thinking over the counter meant you didn’t need a prescription, but apparently I was mistaken. Then he asked if there was anything else he could help me with.

Umm… wait a minute… did we miss a pretty big step here? How about a physical examination? You have just prescribed me medication and aren’t even sure what the issue is. So instead of being a good little girl and running to the pharmacy with my little pieces of paper I decided to ask,

“Uhh are you going to give me a physical examination at all?” he held both hands up as if warding me off, dude wtf? My growler isn’t going to attack you.

“No, no, no” he said, “if you want a physical examination you must come in when a female doctor or nurse is on duty” pretty sure my jaw dropped open a little bit at this statement. I won’t lie I was pretty shocked and kind of annoyed because I had prepped down there as if I was visiting the gyno.

“You are not going to give me a physical examination because I am female?”

“No, you must be examined by a female doctor or nurse, I cannot examine you”

Why the hell not? WTF am I paying you for Dr. Evil? I have been examined by males at this practice previously, what changed? This is total gender discrimination. If my Husband’s balls were swollen I bet you would be all eager to get up in his shit.

evil  with cat

 

No, I did not say any of that, I sooooo wanted to, but I didn’t. I said okay and took my little slips of paper to the chemist and got the prescriptions filled, including the cream which the chemist informed me I didn’t need a prescription for… oh fancy that. I then had to stand there in front of other customers while she gave me a lecture on how to properly administer cream to my front-butt. Awesome… because this night hasn’t been embarrassing enough.

I was quietly simmering away about Dr. Evil’s refusal to provide me with proper medical treatment because I am a woman. Husby was not trying to engage me in conversation so I guess the look on my face said everything – I should mention that it didn’t help Dr. Evil’s case that he also told me I should try to lose weight. Oh really? Because I don’t think that anytime I catch a glance of myself in the mirror, truly quality Doctoring right there matey.

It’s not like this happens dude, I know what I look like!

On the way back through the surgery I suddenly stopped and said to Hubby, “I am just going to talk to the receptionist quickly”,

“Hun just leave it alone, we’ll go to another Doctor”

“No I won’t I want to confirm that is the rule of the practice because if it is I won’t be coming back and I will be spreading the news to all my local friends too” I approached the receptionist who is always completely lovely, I did feel a little bad that I had to put her in an awkward position.

“Hi, I have a bit of a sensitive question for you, one of your Doctors just informed me that male Doctors of this practice are not able to provide females with physical examinations and I just wanted to check the accuracy of that” she was already shaking her head by the time I was halfway through the sentence.

“No, that is not correct, that is a personal choice by the Doctor not a rule of the practice” ahh so Dr. Evil is just a douche (hahaha douche get it).

I did suggest that they have a sign up or just not send female patients to this “Doctor” because I felt discriminated against and horrible about myself and I certainly felt that I received sub-standard treatment. She apologised and I quickly assured her that it was not her problem.

Let me be very opinionated for a second here… I do not care what his reasoning was for denying me half decent medical attention (even a cursory glance would have been passable). I don’t want to hear his reasons because as far as I am concerned there should be no reason that any Doctor should ever refuse someone medical attention. If he doesn’t want to examine women then he has two choices…

  1. He market himself as only taking male patients
  2. He gives up his profession and takes on something more suitable

If your personal opinions or beliefs or whatever are going to impede your ability to do your job in a significant way then you should not be in your profession. 

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22 responses to “Dr. Evil

  • R. Todd

    Ok, I’m a guy so this is a bit awkward to begin with in making a comment.. but.. sorry to hear about your.. yeah.. but.. funny in your story telling (seriously, how many more names can you come up with for it? No wait, I don’t want to know). Your husband is awesome and the doctor.. yeah.. total agreement with your diagnosis of his situation.

    • ditchthebun

      Thank you for commenting! I’m rather chuffed that a male commented on this post.
      You have to have a sense of humour when things like this happen or else where would you be? Yeah you probably don’t want to know, just think about the fact that I didn’t really use any crude ones and you’ll get an idea of how many others there are 🙂
      My Husband truly is amazing, I am so very lucky. I have warned my sisters and friends in the area about the “Doctor”. I will never be going to him again.
      I’m off to check out your corner of cyberspace 🙂

  • ephemeralcas

    Ugh, this is horrible! I cannot believe he just refused to examine you! How the hell did he get through med school?! And on top of it he made a comment about your weight?! That. Infuriates. Me. I am SO not okay with doctors making ANY comments about weight and it seems like this sort of thing happens often. And I thought my eye doctor arrogantly lecturing me for 20 minutes sucked.. Sheesh.

    • ditchthebun

      Yeah I was less than impressed with everything to do with that “Doctor”.
      I had some results that said my insulin levels had shot up (which explains why I have had so much difficulty trying to lose weight) and instead of offering me solutions he said I was too big and I needed to lose weight to get my insulin level down. I know tonnes of people with Insulin problems who have no weight problems so obviously there is more to it than that one thing.
      Wait… your eye doctor lectured you on your weight?

  • ephemeralcas

    Hah! No, I went to the eye doctor because both my eyes had been really red and hurting so much I couldn’t put my contacts in. So, while he was examining my eyes he was like “oh my god, oh wow, this is bad” in a REALLY condescending way. Then he just like questioned me very aggressively about if I sleep in my contacts (I don’t) and if I wear them longer than the month that I am supposed to. I told him yes because I was a broke ass college student and I didn’t realize it was that big of a deal. It was saving me tons of money. And he just like went off the handle and was so rude to me and acted like I was so stupid and naive.. Needless to say I never went back to him. I hate doctors who don’t understand the first rule of patient care – don’t make an already sick or upset person more so?..

    • ditchthebun

      I was going to say… I figured I was missing something there, but wanted to make sure 🙂 I never knew you could only use contacts for a month, I have glasses, but only need them for computer use and reading so there is no point in contacts. Surely with the technology of today they can invent ones that last longer?!

      • ephemeralcas

        Oh no, there are definitely ones that last longer! I think you can get them to last up to a year or something.. But I just bought the monthly ones because they are a bit cheaper and I tend to lose and break them a lot. Then, just to be thrifty, I would wear them extra long so I wouldn’t have to buy new ones for a long time. And yeah you are lucky. I am practically blind. I have had glasses since 3rd grade.. Contacts since 4th grade. I want to get that surgery to make my vision perfect SO bad.

  • ivyon

    ok…. WHAT THE FUCK! First of all, he told you to lose weight?! Freaking punch in da face! 😡
    What an idiot…. Omg… I think doctors – at least here – think they are an extra species, above all others… And I get angry and loud at that! Of course, I am not yelling at every person, but how someone is treating me, that is how I treat them. But I can’t do that at the doctors, fearing his antipathy will cost me my health and he or she would not treat me properly, or just be a pain in the ass and make me wait 100 years….
    Douche.

    • ditchthebun

      Yeah sometimes you get a bad one. I had some blood tests done and it turned out everything was perfect except my Insulin level which is super high. One of the side effects of this is that it makes you gain weight like crazy – which explains a lot of issues I have been having lately. But instead of making a plan with me to combat the condition he just said he could put me on drugs and I need to lose weight. I refused the drugs because they are diabetic medication (parents and grandparents took them) and because whilst it might help it can lower chances of fertility (which I have enough problem with anyways) and I just didn’t trust him at all!

      • ivyon

        Nope. Just get another doctor. It is basic right and I think this now – but I didn’t before. They are here for us, they are also humans and I do not have to tolerate arrogance and rude behavior just because they have a doctors degree. Period.

        • ditchthebun

          Plus we are paying them. Seriously, we are paying them to be rude to us… that is just wrong.

          • ivyon

            Yeah…. We don’t pay them… We do, but not directly at that moment. We pay them through taxes, health insurance is free for everyone. But to be honest, I can’t wait to have more of my own money to pay for private doctors, they give me the exam I wish for, not the endless waiting and then semi-exam followed with rudeness…

  • cellulitelooksbettertan

    I have no idea what is wrong with your lady parts because for some reason, this is the first post I clicked on, but I am in love with you! I’m so glad you came over and left me good comment, which reminded me to come visit. I’m subscribing today!

    • ditchthebun

      What a compliment, you give pretty good comment yourself 🙂
      Thanks for visiting, the better story is the Curly Haired Adonis post which explains Dr. Evil 🙂
      I promise the other post I was talking about will be out soon.

  • cellulitelooksbettertan

    OH, and also, I’m sorry your lady bits are or were not well. We’ve all been there. If I ever recommend a book to you, you’re welcome to ping me no matter what you’re discussing. I’m all about lady bits, penises, and whatnots on my blog.

  • cellulitelooksbettertan

    I can’t seem to get all of my thoughts out. That male doctor needs a good toe punch. What a friggin douchenozzle.

    • ditchthebun

      That’s okay, you have given me multiple comments which is never a bad thing 🙂
      He is a super douchenozzle, I have warned everyone I know locally (particularly women) about him. Such a stupid head!

  • melbowman

    Reblogged this on Our Hystories and commented:
    I definitely enjoy blogs that infuse humour into the whole situation because seriously, dealing with some of this stuff just sucks – so yay for humour! Anyways, I am loving the humour of this blogger and hope that you will also!

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