"Are you that fucking neve and stupid? They teach the importance of diet and exercise in grade school."
No I am not NEVE, lol That should be naive, idiot..
I didn't NEED a doctor to tell me to exercise and change my diet, but I see the type of patients my PCP has,
My PCP has a lot of obese patients who have diabetes, these illiterate fools are still eating junk food and still smoking, they have non concept that medication is just a small part of getting healthy.
I wonder if my PCP tells them anything but to "take your meds". I do hear his conversations with other patients, but sometimes he does close his door, more on that later.
He's that type of lax doctor who is more about pushing meds, than truly helping his patients, we are just $$$ to him. A lot of his patients are on Medicaid and he wanst to keep that gravy train coming.
A neighbor's brother is a diabetic, he's already had a few toes removed, he is still eating junk, doesn't diet, still smokes and, well, he clearly does not give a shit about his health. That type of person is NOT me.
I never ate crappy food, fried foods, NEVER ate McDonald's or any of that crap. I never smoked, never did recreational drugs or drank hard liquor. I drink the occasional glass of wine when I go out to dinner with friends.
When I worked away from home, I would actually bring my own healthy sandwich or a container of a homemade salad.
It started as me saving to buy my condo, I became frugal for that purpose, but I noticed I was eating much better lunches than most of my work colleagues. I'd see these people bringing in fast food and pizza lunches pretty much every day. One guy had a heart attack at 40, he wasn't even overweight. He simply didn't eat well and had a sedentary job, he was our IT guy.
I am in shape, I have no idea how my cholesterol got high. I had to change my diet in the extreme, I was already eating healthy foods. My HBP is genetic, both my parents were always slim and active, they too have HBP. My brother doesn't have any ailments, my sister does have HBP, they are both slim.
MY point is, most doctors don't stress the importance of eating well, exercise and even taking supplements, they are all getting some kind of kickbacks from the pharma companies and I know it.
I usually wait in a smaller office before my PCP sees me, this is so the incoming patients can think there aren't many patients before them because they see an empty waiting room. The door is usually open in my PCP's office, I always overhear my PCP pushing anti-depressants on pretty much nearly everyone of his patients.
It's clear, I need to find another doctor, I can't stand this guy. He's been my doctor since around 1992. Unfortunately, having an HMO limits me to the doctors within the 'medical group'. I did change to a wonderful female doctor a few years ago, unfortunately, she left to go into private practice, she doesn't accept my HMO.
Walk a mile in my shoes then you can comment on my health issues.
It's so easy for nasty DL posters to attack others without knowing the full background story, this applies to pretty much ANY topic here! That's a given.