As an IVF specialist , I'm happy to share my knowledge with patients , so that they can improve their odds of getting pregnant. Many patients will do IVF treatment at other clinics , and then send me the medical record so I can guide them as to whether they're on the right track , or whether they need to think of alternative options.
I'm happy to provide this information but it sometimes upsets me that in spite of the fact that I'm educating the patient with reliable information which is in black and white they ignore the advice which I send them and continue following the poor quality advice which their doctor has given them.
I can understand why some of them do this. After all, they have a personal relationship with their doctor. He's sitting in front of them. They're talking to him. I'm a faceless entity who just provides information on the website. Why would they necessarily trust me as compared to their personal doctor?
However, the very fact that they're asking me a question means they're not sure about their doctor's advice, which is why they are checking on it. Once I've provided them with an alternative perspective, the least they can do is some more homework , which will help them to ask their doctor more intelligent questions before deciding on their next plan of action.
It frustrates me when patients ask for advice and then ignore this. Not only is this a waste of my time , it's obviously a waste of their time as well. Why bother to ask questions if you're not going to do anything based on this ?
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