I just returned from a doctor’s appointment of my wife, which I attended in case there are any language issues. The visit went about as bad as you could imagine. My wife has recurring back pains, nothing overly serious, but she wanted to get a prescription for physiotherapy. The actual appointment was almost like a caricature of medicine. The female doctor asked my wife what the issue was. She mentioned back pains, and the doctor did not even let her finish the sentence. Instead, she said, “This is totally fine. I’ll prescribe you some pain medication.” Without waiting for a reaction, she began typing on her computer.
Of course, getting hooked on pain killers is nothing we find desirable at all. Not only does this not treat the underlying issues. It also leads to addiction-like symptoms, with sometimes serious psychological and physiological side effects. If you doubt this then perhaps you should look into the substances contained in prescription pain killers. The opioid-based ones are genuinely dangerous. They should be a last resort instead of something you pop casually. From talking to an ER doctor a while ago, for instance, I know that they keep prescription forms under lock and keep to avoid them from being stolen by addicts.
Only after my wife objected that she had no interest in pain medication and much preferred physiotherapy did this female doctor perform a few basic checks to locate the affected area, but not without asking us to confirm that we did not want any pain medication at all. Eventually, we got a prescription for physiotherapy. Yet, this was not the end of this interaction because the doctor quickly moved on to the topics of vaccinations and inquired about the vaccination status of some of their evergreens. I shut this down right away, saying that we have looked into this and do not see the benefit of it. Amusingly, this completely shut her up. In the past, doctors were a lot more confident when hawking their wares but due to the only partly successful rollout of the genocidal Covid vaxx, they are singing a different tune now.
Overall, medicine is a genuinely off-putting business. Of course they do not want to kill you right away, at least not without a decent pay-off which was the case with ventilators during the scamdemic. However, the best patient is a repeat customer who has an ailment for which there is no cure. Autoimmune diseases due to excessive vaxxing are one such example, and surely, getting a young woman in her 20s hooked on pain killers for life is another very attractive prospect for them. Doctors are not your friends. When they look at you, they see a walking wallet, and their goal is to extract as much of your money as they can, for as long as they can. I am quite sure they consider metrics like “lifetime customer value” in their recommendations because otherwise I could not explain their actions. Of course, not all doctors are like that, and if you, dear reader, happen to be a doctor, then you are of course absolutely not like that, but there are enough such doctors out there for this to be a societal issue.