I touched on this point elsewhere but most doctors are woefully ill-equipped to deal with strange cases. Their training is great for dealing with common problems but solving anything outside of that is pretty much blind luck. In my experience most doctors seem to have one or two pet theories that they look at before saying "Sorry, nothing I can do. Go see another specialist"
My wife has had a good relationship with a qualified pain specialist in the town we grew up in. After our frustration dealing with doctors in the new places we moved to we ended up driving 4 hours each way to continue visiting that same specialist. Unfortunately that specialist has just retired so we now have to try and find another one which is going to mean starting this horrible process all over again. The "profile" that seems to make doctors suspicious is saying you're in pain and asking for pain medication. If that's the behavior that makes people suspicious then the system is fundamentally broken.
I've never understood the idea that something natural is inherently better than something non-natural.
There's absolutely no reason that you need to memorize the multiplication tables. Arithmetic is a small subset of math and most mathematicians suck at it so discounting someone that hasn't memorized a small subset of arithmetic is just stupid.
My father-in-law had a friend over and they were talking while he was trying to bake something. The recipe asked for 2/3 of a cup of sugar (Note: exact amount may be incorrect) and he was doubling the recipe. He asked her "Can you measure the sugar out for me? Remember that we're doubling the recipe". To which her reply was "Sorry, i can't do that. I can't do fractions."
The kicker: This woman was a 5th grade teacher