Response to ‘I fear for my patients’

CAROLE MYERS GERST

Milesburg

I can see this letter writer’s point in criticizing President Trump for wanting to eliminate Obamacare, but the whole picture is not taken into consideration.

Trump alone is not the only one to blame, the whole health system and medical field is flawed.

Why do I say this? I went to my doctor and was assigned a physician assistant (PA) instead of a real doctor.

Why? Profit, I believe. A PA does not have the medical training of a doctor. In my case, the PA simply agreed with what the ER doctor said: Pain management.

I am elderly and sometimes I believe we senior citizens are not given the kind of consideration we should by health care professionals.

After several trips to the ER with severe pain, the doctor was clearly angry with me.

An MRI, however, confirmed a problem … a serious problem.

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