OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Tuesday, April 29

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QUESTION:
Has anyone had a bad experience with a Health Services nurse? She was really putting me down and making fun of my illness. I could only sit there speechless. The door was closed so no one else could hear. She didn't believe my symptoms and said how "people your age tend to exaggerate". (I'm 18 but why should that matter when it comes to describing my symptoms?) I don't know who to talk to. I don't know if it's just me? But it really felt like she was attacking me and I've never had a nurse talk to me like that before :(

MOD'S NOTE: Submission was edited to omit personal description of nurse. 

9 comments

  1. Are you a little bitch? If not show some backbone. Tell her how stupid she is

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  2. I felt that way with the one male doctor that I saw there (Dr. S-----). I went there for birth control pills and, oh my gosh, what a lecture. When he asked how many partners I'd had and I said one, he implied that he didn't believe me and went on about how people my age are changing partners all of the time. He was so judgmental. Then, he proceeded to take the same tone when he questioned me about my alcohol use! I've also talked to my friends that have had him and they all think that he's awful. X_X

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    1. There's been a TON of omguw complaints about the same doctor, he really is awful. I specifically ask for "Not Dr. -----" when I book appointments now.

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    2. What really? I've always had good experiences with him!

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    3. I don't even bother covering up his name. It's Doctor Stecho. Don't ever EVER see him. Only saying this so people don't get confused with Schumacher, who is absolutely a wonderful doctor.

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  3. That sounds terrible, OP. You should see if you can make an anonymous complaint about the nurse.

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  4. Was that your first time going to UW Health Services? (18 makes me assume you just finished your first year). The way they treat students is an on-going problem that comes up regularly on omguw I'm afraid. Usually it's the receptionists and certain doctors (like Dr S-----) who are rude to students. I think you should see if you can make a complaint against the nurse, she shouldn't be allowed to treat people that way when she's there to help people who are SICK.

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  5. OP here. It wasn't a doctor it was a female nurse. Not sure why OMG took out the description of her since I didn't put her name down. I was pretty sick on and off throughout the year so I've been to HS several times. All the nurses and doctors I saw before were great. This was the first time I've ever had one so awful. She wouldn't even let me speak when I tried to answer her questions, she immediately started talking over me and kept saying how she used to work for an important doctor in town so she knows better. If she was so important than why did she "used" to work for him is what I wonder? I can't imagine working at HS being a lucrative career move.

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    1. We know. We were just mentioning other negative aspects of HS.

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