Who is Your “Doctor?”

Who is Your Doctor? Finding a doctor who you trust and who respects you.

Well that’s a dumb question! Your doctor is your doctor, of course! What if doctor is teacher, though…?

What if I told you that the word “doctor” comes from the Latin word meaning “teacher?”

Now, how would you answer the question, “Who is your doctor?” Now that you know doctor is teacher…

I only recently learned of this meaning myself. So in my mind I journeyed back through all my doctor visits. On most occasions I left the doctor’s office with a feeling of helplessness and no answers to the simple questions I had. Once, when I was 16 and celibate, I was berated for my choice of no birth control. Another time I saw a doctor about horrendous PMS. I was offered the Pill. That’s it. No education on hormones, imbalances, or endometriosis.

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