I too had gone to the Mayo clinic in Scottsdale on three different occasions..stupid me.. I never learn, but whom can you trust? I had had horrendous heartburn from acid reflux down to my lower colon with ulcer pains in my left side and gall bladder pains in my righ side. My dipstick doctor kept giving me Nexium, Zantac, losec and other prescription medications for heartburn plus celebrex etc.( after all she has to keep the pharmacuetical company happy and get her free trips to resorts) I also had gastroscopies and the first one I did not want with good reason, but I thought , "doctor knows best "so I had it done which left me with a dislocated jaw, pain in my right neck and right side of head for two years and many tests. Now I have hearing loss in my left ear plus constant tinnitus from this botched gastroscopy done by what I told my female doctor that I did not want done as this surgeon appeared to be a whirlwind (others have called him abrupt) but I went and had it done anyway with yet another one as I was in horrendous burning pain. This doctor actually called me a hypochondriac, koo-koo and said no one believes me. So I stopped going to her, but went to the mayo clinic and had all kinds of tests done for $10 000.00. I was assigned to a Michael Hogan who was arrogant and rude .And did not diagnose my pains. In fact he did not show up for my last appointment.Finally on a trip to Manhatten, a nurse travelling with the group told me about a clinc in Toronto that she had gone to as her own doctor would not spend any time with her and got cured at this clinic. I had a test for H. Pylori which I had requested from my own doctor previously, but she refused. After all there is no money in a simple blood test for H. Pylori which had been invented by some Australian doctors. I was diagnosed with H.Pylori, given a week's medication and have had no heartburn/chest pains since. One good 70 year-old specialist in Toronto. Most of the others I've seen are incapable of everything and have caused me many iatrogenic injuries.Now these other doctors aside from the one at mayo clinc are in Canada as unfortunately, I was born in Canada and can't leave the country without leaving a 25% departure tax from all my assets and a 25% yearly- with holding tax from my income.I am really fed up with this socialistic health care system with its government funded multiculturism for which I am one of only 40% Canadians who are paying high taxes for all this.And the rest of the parasites get free health care, medication, gym memberships, free rides etc.In a country considerd to be a democracy, I should have the option of 'private health care' or public health care as the citzens of Australia have. I lived and worked there in the '80's and '90's and keep in touch with some of the Australians. For example, one woman used to go for care to the public sector, but when an urgent matter came up and the wait time was too long, she paid $6000.00 to have the surgery done sooner.Now why can't Canada and the U.S.A. figure this one out?I am in excruciating eye pain, nasal pain, numbness and drooling from the corner of my left mouth and whole left side of face and head as during one of my cataract surgeries where I assumed the experienced ophthalmolgist would be doing the surgery, I heard a voice ask,"DO I CUT DEEP, DO I MOVE MORE TO LEFT?" and I flinched in terror as I realized a resident was using me for training purposes. The doctor's lawyer lied and said that I forgot that the doctor introduced me to this trainee from india and I gave consent. Imagine the poor Alzheimers patients being used.I would never give consent for a resident to use me for training purposes as I would definitely go to a private health care experienced professional, but that's not allowed in Canada.
And of course I did go in 2006 to the mayo clinic and yes, John Creasman told me there was nothing wrong with my eye and that was after a man had checked my eye and said my vision fluctuates which it does. Was that Paul hughes? In 2008, I went back and another eye doctor at mayo clinic told me he would not evaluate my eye surgery (I guess he does not want to implicate himself) but told me to take fish oil for dry eye. I have spent $3000.00 one year for restasis as Canada does not have this medication for chronic inflammation and dry eye and it dos help some.They are always shoving these residents from third world countries in my face who can hardly speak English. I have left many times as the supervising doctor who many times is not in the room, but comes in when I refuse to be have biopsies done or have my eyes checked by a first year resident from paskitan who could not turn on the machine, but had to ask the receptionist to help her. I pay money to get to these places, but then have to leave as the doctors get angry and won't check or do the testing. They are more into making money training these new comers than treating the patients. A neuro-ophthalomolgist whose first year resident could not turn on the eye machine, came in and yelled at me," she's a doctor for christ's sake," when I refused to be checked by her.
I told him, "I'm going to have to leave this country before it's free
BUT WHERE TO GO?
I told him " I'm going to have to leave this country before it's free health care system kills me."