Iatrophobia: fear of going to the doctor or of doctors in general.
I, personally, love my doctor. She is funny, nice and doesn't freak out over anything. If I showed up gushing blood, she would probably still be all chill. She's great. But when I was in the hospital when I had my baby, I had my share of annoyances with doctors... not that they were bad or anything. They weren't! I just was tired of being poked, prodded and made to feel like a science experiment. One morning, the doctor brought a whole entourage of med students with him for his rounds. They had laptops out, were nodding along with everything the doctor said, and all looked super serious and, well, medical. I was decidedly awkward, having this posse of doctors staring at my bare chest, up my who-ha and commenting on my hemmeroids. Awkward.
I read online a funny story about a doctor. An elderly patient became irate during a medical examination when he peeked at the doctor’s chart and saw that the doctor had written Major S.O.B. underlined at the bottom. The physician stopped him in mid-rant by saying “Major Shortness of Breath. But now they both apply.”
Ha-ha, at least it made me laugh! :)
So what do you think of the doctor? Are you afraid of them? If not, what are you afraid of?