When the issue is childbirth, excuse me, patients are often nuts. Just witness the epidemic of home childbirths... - He saysHmmm... the epidemic of homebirths? A measly 2-3% of women who choose home birth because of patriarchal $&%! like this, and it is an epidemic? We could only hope!
I cannot believe this man. I was stunned at how spot-on I was in my previous post. Yes, I knew I was right, but I didn't want to believe just how right I was.
Dr. Diastolic is an idiot. I'm sorry, but he is. He relates women's birth preferences and desiring their doctor's support to a woman with a kidney stone making her demands known... Not even close Dr. Diabotic... oops, did I say that?
If you notice, all of his comments surround him and his needs, his colleagues needs, etc... another OB even goes on to say, in his defense:
As a physician, I feel that if you and others demand perfection from me, I should be getting the same. So, next time I order a taco or go to the dry cleaners or get an oil change, I don't want to see any lettuce spilled over or oil on the floor, and no mechanic better touch the paint on my car. I wonder what your job is and what happens when you screw up, and how much time you put into educating yourself to get there, and how many hours you work a week, and how many of those are being woken up at night - oh, and I'm sure you're paid a lot, A LOT of money.Then later, he says he demands perfection from himself, other doctors, and his patients... well then, therein lies his problem - when you try to control something, something perfectly natural and normal can become imperfect.
So, next time you are told to stay overtime for free for a few more hours on a friday night, or get called in on Sunday morning while you're in the park with your kids, I'm sure you'll be joyously dropping everything to take care of whatever your boss forgot to do during the work week.
Anyways, we don't need your advice. If you don't like the service, why don't you drop your 9 - 5 job and become a doctor, and fix your own damn problems.
In addition, if you work on a labor and delivery floor, you signed up for odd-hours, on-call status, and 12-hour shifts. That is part of the whole kit and caboodle. They signed up for this, they knew it when they did, but they don't want to, so they attempt to manipulate women so that they can go home. Hello... they work for us! Our $$ is paying them for this inconvenience and renting out a hospital room. What is their problem?!
Interesting, I am not sure if anyone bothered to check on his profile, but his clinical specialty is Anesthesiology. Oh, it's all so much clearer now!
On a happier note, I do so love the article linked by one of the repliers... be sure to read it to bring your boiling blood down a notch!