Spiritual Tales at the Doctor’s Office.

I had a weird experience yesterday. I went to the doctor for my cold. I don’t even know this doctor very well. She had attended me a few times before and she seemed… normal and professional. This time was different.

My mom started telling her about my medical background and the medical conditions most of my family has, bla, blah… -Which is normal, by the way, – until the doctor suddenly changed the topic. She started talking about how someone had told her something she didn’t agree with. I was pretty sure I knew where this came from, but stayed quiet. I mean, I just wanted some medication for my cold.

She then told us about how she had these experiences when she was young, these beliefs, and she mentioned both esotericism and existentialism. (Very different things…) That she believed she knew more than other people, bla blah, blah. (The usual speech about how when you mature and you realize you don’t know everything, you suddenly become a good Christian.)

Needless to say, my mother and I were speechless. What would we say about this? So we basically smiled and nodded while she was telling her story. (Even though I most definitely did not agree with what she was saying.) I interrupted her twice to ask her what I was there for. I needed a medical certificate.

After all her tale about having thrown things like incense sticks and other spiritual paraphernalia to the trash because a friend told her that her home was a “vipers nest” (Basically, according to her, some objects have evil inside them. When I used the word “Energies”, she said that’s what she believed when she was young. Yep.), she arrived to the topic I was expecting.

She specifically said “hell is full of good people” and that “if you leave your door half open, the Enemy can get in”. These are direct quotes. She said that everything’s in the Bible, and that we could respect homosexual people, but not agree with their behavior. (Yep. All this buildup, because probably a person close to her declared him/herself gay.)

When she finished her improvised monologue, she told us she didn’t know why she told us all that (Like I hadn’t heard that before). In the end, we went out, without my medication. Yes, after all that conversation, she forgot about attending her patient.

I am a Christian and I respect her beliefs, but there’s a line between the doctor and their patient. This wasn’t very professional from her. Having different opinions and beliefs does not make you a sinner, having foul intentions does. At least that’s what I believe.


P.S. Spring Break is here!! I have to use it to study, but I will try to blog as much as I can, to finish Heir of Fire and to catch up with my TV shows. 🙂 #busyschedule! 😀

I hope you have a great weekend!

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8 thoughts on “Spiritual Tales at the Doctor’s Office.

  1. Wow! That was way inappropriate! Doctors need to develop trust with patients, not get all judgmental on them. Patients need to feel they can be honest with their doctor without being lectured or made to feel guilty. Hell is full of good people? This is manipulative and way inappropriate for a health professional. Sorry you didn’t get what you needed. Hope you are able to find a better doctor.

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    • Exactly. The doctor/patient relationship is solely based on trust. I’m actually feeling better now (finally :P), but I’ll probably avoid her like the plague now. I didn’t want to be treated with her on the first place, but she was the one that had the smallest number of patients on her list. (now I know why)

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