I have never been treated so rudely by a Dr. in my 35 years. I was in a lot of pain due to the pressure from a huge buildup of wax, and when I winced as he was sticking pointy tools in my ear and removing wax, he admonished me for making the experience worse by being tense. Clearly, the 2938292 years he has been practicing have jaded him to the fact that his patients do not ultimately control the fact that they are in pain. He went on to tell me that he had never seen someone getting their ears cleaned be so sensitive, and that he couldn't believe I was in pain.
When he got the the really bad ear and informed me he was going to have to irrigate it, he cocked his head and said, ""Do you think you're going to be able to handle that?"" I absolutely should have walked out in the first two minutes of the appointment, because it was clear immediately that he was either in a horrible mood, a horrible Dr., or both.
I have no problem with having to endure some discomfort to get a physical issue solved, and I was in no way trying to communicate that I thought it was HIM that was causing the pain, but any Dr., worth her/his salt should realize that people typically go to the Dr. when there is a problem, and should have a shred of empathy when a patient is in pain. Not anger, frustration, and reacting abrasively and with malice.
Do not go to this guy.
Pros: I don't have to go back
Cons: Rude, condescending, abrasive, belittling, and rough