Re: Feeling totally dismissed, demoralized I go in to a new doc with my meds printed out, a history printed out, neither of which I know they will read in the scant 15 minutes I will see him/her, but most importantly, I tell them why I am there and what I want to get out of my office visit. I don't make them guess. Like: 1. I want advice on what I and/or you can do to improve my health condition--this is what I have been diagnosed with. 2. I need a refill on this particular drug. 3. I want to check my high blood cholesterol levels and discuss medications and althernative treatments for this. not sure this helps with docs who have bad attitudes, but I only see those once (and really, I should ask them for a refund for wasting my valuable time!) I used to think I should educate those docs, but their minds are closed so it is kind of difficult. I had a doc once who held a watch up to my ear and asked if I could hear it ticking. I said yes. He said, "Well, then you aren't deaf". I had real hearing test from another doctor and now have hearing aides.