finley wrote:And as grandfeller suggested, there are plenty of doctors here who earned their degree online at the University of Um Bongo, or give every impression that they did.
This is probably true anywhere, but it doesn't apply in this case, though my tendency to take the piss may have created that impression.
None of the Dr Lee's involved here gave an impression of incompetence, and I'm sure their opinions were based on sound training and experience.
This is awkward, since the opinions were quite different, with implications for treatment and probable outcome.
The difference is that the first Dr Lee acknowledged the limitations of his diagnosis and took steps to get further diagnostic information.
The second 2 Lee's, at a major teaching hospital, who were in a better position to confirm their diagnosis, and had been requested to do so by the referring physician and by the patient, declined, and initially, until argued with, didn't acknowledge other possible diagnoses. I don't think this is unusual.
I prefer the less confident approach.