If your car broke down, you would take it to a mechanic.
Sometimes it’s a good mechanic, and sometimes they are so-so.
And it can be hard to tell the difference…
It’s the same with your doctor. I think we have a cognitive bias that doctors know everything that they should AND come to the correct conclusion in your specific case.
It’s not true – doctors can be wrong.
“Doctors are like mechanics.”
— Geoff Martin
Following are two specific examples of when my doctors were very wrong, and the point is you should have healthy skepticism when visiting yours.