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I just attended a seminar for gynecologists. One of the sessions consisted of a moderator who described the medical details of a series of infertile couples and then asked the panelists how they would treat them in their clinic.
Where is the "Real" Treatment Plan ?
What amazed me is that none of the doctors said they would consider inputs from the patients when formulating a management plan. While they all designed excellent treatment plans based on "evidence-based medicine", most of these were plans which would work well in a text book, but not in real life.
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Many of the doctors were over aggressive in advising tests - even when these would not affect the patient's treatment options. There was too much enthusiasm for doing wasteful procedures such as laparoscopy; or repeated IUIs.
I feel it's extremely important for patients to help the doctor in formulating a treatment plan they both are comfortable with ! Otherwise, the "treatment" your gynecologist suggests may just end up wasting a lot of your time and money - and cause you a lot of frustration !
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Doctors should formulate treatment plans that take their pateint's are comfortable with. It can help make the entire treatment easier.