How to spot a monkey in a white coat

Tip #3:  If at first you see a monkey, get a second opinion.   If you see a monkey on the second try, get a third opinion.  To limit the number of monkeys you see, talk to other patients that are having the same problems as you.  If they managed to see a good doctor, try and see their doctor.

Why is it good to listen to other patients?  Because patients aren’t monkeys.  They have been in your shoes and have already done a lot of the hard work for you.  I learned this when I had Cushing’s.  After seeing a large number of monkeys, it was other patients that finally sent me to a really good doctor.  And he listened to me and did tests and took all the evidence into account when trying to get me better.  And he succeeded.

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