One of my favorite people in the class is a Texas Panhandle raised, earned PhD, university business professor and an advisor to a former Secretary of State proper gentleman. He has been asking about my mom's eye problems because he feels something is just not right with his eyes but didn't know what to do about it.
We are so fortunate to live in an area with two highly respected research facilities. Today, I am going to give them both the phone number and map to the eye clinic where mom is seen for her macular degeneration.
What continues to surprises me is how people do nothing and live with a problem. Or, are afraid to tell their doctor that they want a second opinion. Had I not gone above my doctor's head by contacting my university thyroid doctor and asking for a referral to see a pulmonologist, I would have died a long time ago. I was misdiagnosed and was becoming weaker and sicker every day.
Please, if you don't like how you are being treated medically, change doctors! Don't worry about hurting your doctor's feelings. This is your life.