Treat Me With Respect on an NYT article

via Treat Me With Respect, yet another new medical blog:

Bilston illustrates one of the biggest problems in the doctor patient relationship. The same patient who insists that she is a consumer of health care, entitled to all information and to control of medical decisions unconsciously views the doctor patient relationship in parent-child terms and acts accordingly. She’s mad at her doctor as if he were her daddy; he gave her the “wrong” advice and she was forced to follow it. Well, the doctor is not her daddy, and she is not a child…

Seems the NYT article she read pushed a button. Nice rant. Blogrolled.


  1. Thanks for the link, I blogrolled her. She’s wrong about single-payer, but the blog looks promising.


  2. Agreed, on all counts.

  3. At first I thought I would like her blog…until I looked at her profile and past rants. It seems she sells medical advice through the internet on her other website “Ask Dr Amy”.
    Just seems a little shady in my humble opinion.