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What are reasonable expectation?

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    Questioner are posing questions which are becoming more and more impossible to meaningfully and responsibly answer. Forums such as this are reasonable venues for obtaining information of a general nature, but are often inappropriate for obtaining advice of a case-specific nature. Any responsible professional responder would have to assume that a questioner is prepared to consider valid and to act upon advice from him/her, and such advice cannot generally be adequately offered without like knowledge of the patient and his/her situation as that professional would demand when offering case-specific advice to the patients for whom he/she has actual responsibility. As part of the diagnostic procedure, it is generally necessary for the doctor to glean certain subjective information from the patient. Many times the diagnostician must then make an interpretation of what the patient is relating and further question the patient so as to be able to translate such statements with clear medical-quality specificity. Such is virtually unavailable in a forum venue, as real-time interaction with the questioner is impossible. Furthermore, many questioners relate an array of previous interactions with other doctors, the telling of which may or may not reflect precisely what had been performed, found or told to them, making such information unreliable on which to base further conclusions and advice. One cannot responsibly offer meaningful advice base on such a potential house of cards. Forums are NOT a substitute for traditional face to face interaction with a doctor, nor are they a valid venue for second opinions. It would therefore be prudent to refrain from asking questions the answers to which are for other than of educational value and certainly not ones on which the questioner might then be prepared to act beyond treating them as a source of information for which one might bring questions to his/her own attending doctor. Unfortunately, that rarely seems to be the purpose of many of the questions, especially from those persons who have already been to doctor after doctor without a successful resolution to their problem. Therefore, please attempt to have reasonable expectations when posing questions and you may not be disappointed.
     
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    ***** PLEASE DO NOT POST QUESTIONS OR REPLIES TO THIS THREAD *****
    Questioner are posing questions which are becoming more and more impossible to meaningfully and responsibly answer. Forums such as this are reasonable venues for obtaining information of a general nature, but are often inappropriate for obtaining advice of a case-specific nature. Any responsible professional responder would have to assume that a questioner is prepared to consider valid and to act upon advice from him/her, and such advice cannot generally be adequately offered without like knowledge of the patient and his/her situation as that professional would demand when offering case-specific advice to the patients for whom he/she has actual responsibility. As part of the diagnostic procedure, it is generally necessary for the doctor to glean certain subjective information from the patient. Many times the diagnostician must then make an interpretation of what the patient is relating and further question the patient so as to be able to translate such statements with clear medical-quality specificity. Such is virtually unavailable in a forum venue, as real-time interaction with the questioner is impossible. Furthermore, many questioners relate an array of previous interactions with other doctors, the telling of which may or may not reflect precisely what had been performed, found or told to them, making such information unreliable on which to base further conclusions and advice. One cannot responsibly offer meaningful advice base on such a potential house of cards. Forums are NOT a substitute for traditional face to face interaction with a doctor, nor are they a valid venue for second opinions. It would therefore be prudent to refrain from asking questions the answers to which are for other than of educational value and certainly not ones on which the questioner might then be prepared to act beyond treating them as a source of information for which one might bring questions to his/her own attending doctor. Unfortunately, that rarely seems to be the purpose of many of the questions, especially from those persons who have already been to doctor after doctor without a successful resolution to their problem. Therefore, please attempt to have reasonable expectations when posing questions and you may not be disappointed.
     
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    FootDoc New Member

    ***** PLEASE DO NOT POST QUESTIONS OR REPLIES TO THIS THREAD *****
    Questioner are posing questions which are becoming more and more impossible to meaningfully and responsibly answer. Forums such as this are reasonable venues for obtaining information of a general nature, but are often inappropriate for obtaining advice of a case-specific nature. Any responsible professional responder would have to assume that a questioner is prepared to consider valid and to act upon advice from him/her, and such advice cannot generally be adequately offered without like knowledge of the patient and his/her situation as that professional would demand when offering case-specific advice to the patients for whom he/she has actual responsibility. As part of the diagnostic procedure, it is generally necessary for the doctor to glean certain subjective information from the patient. Many times the diagnostician must then make an interpretation of what the patient is relating and further question the patient so as to be able to translate such statements with clear medical-quality specificity. Such is virtually unavailable in a forum venue, as real-time interaction with the questioner is impossible. Furthermore, many questioners relate an array of previous interactions with other doctors, the telling of which may or may not reflect precisely what had been performed, found or told to them, making such information unreliable on which to base further conclusions and advice. One cannot responsibly offer meaningful advice base on such a potential house of cards. Forums are NOT a substitute for traditional face to face interaction with a doctor, nor are they a valid venue for second opinions. It would therefore be prudent to refrain from asking questions the answers to which are for other than of educational value and certainly not ones on which the questioner might then be prepared to act beyond treating them as a source of information for which one might bring questions to his/her own attending doctor. Unfortunately, that rarely seems to be the purpose of many of the questions, especially from those persons who have already been to doctor after doctor without a successful resolution to their problem. Therefore, please attempt to have reasonable expectations when posing questions and you may not be disappointed.
     
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    FootDoc New Member

    ***** PLEASE DO NOT POST QUESTIONS OR REPLIES TO THIS THREAD *****
    Questioner are posing questions which are becoming more and more impossible to meaningfully and responsibly answer. Forums such as this are reasonable venues for obtaining information of a general nature, but are often inappropriate for obtaining advice of a case-specific nature. Any responsible professional responder would have to assume that a questioner is prepared to consider valid and to act upon advice from him/her, and such advice cannot generally be adequately offered without like knowledge of the patient and his/her situation as that professional would demand when offering case-specific advice to the patients for whom he/she has actual responsibility. As part of the diagnostic procedure, it is generally necessary for the doctor to glean certain subjective information from the patient. Many times the diagnostician must then make an interpretation of what the patient is relating and further question the patient so as to be able to translate such statements with clear medical-quality specificity. Such is virtually unavailable in a forum venue, as real-time interaction with the questioner is impossible. Furthermore, many questioners relate an array of previous interactions with other doctors, the telling of which may or may not reflect precisely what had been performed, found or told to them, making such information unreliable on which to base further conclusions and advice. One cannot responsibly offer meaningful advice base on such a potential house of cards. Forums are NOT a substitute for traditional face to face interaction with a doctor, nor are they a valid venue for second opinions. It would therefore be prudent to refrain from asking questions the answers to which are for other than of educational value and certainly not ones on which the questioner might then be prepared to act beyond treating them as a source of information for which one might bring questions to his/her own attending doctor. Unfortunately, that rarely seems to be the purpose of many of the questions, especially from those persons who have already been to doctor after doctor without a successful resolution to their problem. Therefore, please attempt to have reasonable expectations when posing questions and you may not be disappointed.
     
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