Honestly, the last thing I wonder about when seeing my doctor is her sexuality. For some weird reason, I’m actually more concerned about my aches and pain and whether or not what I have can be cured. My next line of concerns is the length of time I will have to suffer in the waiting room. Once I finally make it to the examination room, I start to wonder if my doctor has an actual medical degree (or is she an imposter like one of those swindlers on TruTV) when she asks me, “what brings you hear today” when I’m coughing so harshly that my entire body is trembling.
In all honesty, I can say that my doctor’s sexuality never crosses my mind. Even upon leaving the office, I’m not wondering if my doctor touched me inappropriately or if she seemed to gaze a little too long. My thoughts are now turned to whether or not my insurance company will pay for my prescriptions.
Nevertheless, there are some people who actually spend a great deal of thought over the sexuality of their physicians. In fact, I actually overheard two of my coworkers discussing this subject last week. John mentioned he had discovered his doctor was a homosexual. His office BFF, Tim, loudly declared that he would never ever let a homosexual treat him. I was completely stunned by Tim’s homophobia, which I considered to be utterly ridiculous. How would Tim even know if his doctor was a homosexual? In medical directories, doctors are listed by specialty not by sexuality.
Even though his break had long been over, Tim continued to speak, his voice growing louder as he spoke. He explained his concern about not wanting to be hit on because he was certainly not gay, and he mentioned the fear of being infected with some type of homosexual disease. Tim’s ignorance was beyond understanding and his beliefs completely irrational. With Tim’s IQ, the odds of a man with enough intelligence to become a doctor, being attracting to him were none to none.
Unfortunately, Tim is not alone in his thoughts. A great many people wonder about their doctors’ lives outside of the office, but it should be least of their worries. Most doctors have their minds on only one thing when they see patients – diagnosing them as quickly as possible and then going home.