Doctors vary in their attitude according to their age, type of training, personality, and personal hang-ups. In the past, many doctors were encouraged to take the role of a parent who does your thinking for you, rather than making sure you’re an equal team member. Some doctors you meet just may not be very good at working together with their patients. If you’re feeling left out of treatment decisions, or if you feel that your current course isn’t the best one for you, discuss this with your current doctor. If this doesn’t work, begin looking for a new one.