In treating any kind of ailment, you always seem to start with a doctor. You hope the treatment will work but sometimes its not the treatment that is the problem, it could be your doctor. If you are suffering and in pain in any way, or you don't like them, or they don't listen to you, or they make you wait too long, it may be its time for a change.
If its a specialist you are dealing with you may want to get a second opinion. If its your primary care, it may be time to find another one. I have a new primary care doctor and I feel I am finally getting attention.
My last primary care doctor sent me for a mammogram one year and it was the 'bad' one. I was really upset and left her a note at her office. I never heard from her. That was the beginning of the end.
There are lots of other reasons to get a new primary care. I am happier now with my new doctor and I feel like I am getting better care.