“Healthcare workers know that TONS of people in the population are dealing with the same sensitive topics you are.”
I recently heard of a website where people can have an online “consultation” with a doctor and get prescribed medications for things such as erectile dysfunction. While discussing this idea with a friend, I heard myself becoming rather unsympathetic. Why go to all the trouble to find an online, probably shifty, black-market sort of medication distributor when you could just talk to your primary care physician about it? A physician who already knows your medical conditions and your medication list, and is therefore probably a safer prescription source?
Keep in mind, I’m a registered nurse within the cardiac field. I’ve seen the dangers of mixing erectile dysfunction medications (vasodilators) with other heart/circulatory system meds.
However, my friend brought up a good point. While I see sensitive issues as medical conditions, others view them as embarrassing problems they’d really rather not discuss. I’m used to talking about all of those things with patients, but that doesn’t mean they’re used to talking so openly about them. So while I’m pretty comfortable speaking to my own doctor about anything and everything, of course many other people don’t feel that way.