Your response sounds inadequate to me, Dr. Hussain. Maybe you were hampered for the sake of brevity? The uncertainty of tools (a speculum on a virgin with pelvic pain) is not the issue. Taking the time needed to see the person in front of you and CARE for them -
Practicing medicine is more than a quick exam - it is about listening, seeing, and interacting. It's about relationships. We've completely lost our way, and a hospital cannot be navigated by the average person -
As providers, there are no tools more certain than our eyes, hands and our humanity.