Changing doctors due to inappropriate behavior.
Mom is 85 and I am responsible for scheduling and transporting her to all appointments. We stopped going to a very nice doctor because of issues with his staff..wrong insurance info sent to referrals, sloppily dressed staff, "Honey, Sweetie,Dear" after being asked to use her name please...new doctor is a geriatric medicine specialist, his reviews were ok, he was close and I thought that he would be respectful to patients of Mom's age..... he is pompous, verbally insulted one of her other doctors(a neurologist and his colleague) and gives out insulting handouts implying that ALL sedentary lifestyles are due to laziness....snapped at me when I told him we did not fill his prescription for a narcotic for pain because I was afraid of the side effects,so I filled it resulting in awful side effects for Mom for a week till I discontinued it....is this the status quo now for primarys or have I been unlucky? Mom has excellent insurance and can change, but I hate to keep expecting her to change doctors. It is very disheartening to her that professionalism seems to be vanishing.