I've noticed that I hold doctors to somewhat higher standards when it comes to health-related or safety issues.
For example, when I smell cigarette smoke on a doctor coming back from their break, I get pretty irritated at them. I mean, they SEE the horrible effects of smoking. How could they make that choice? Ditto when I found out about a doctor at the hospital who went biking without a helmet.
A while ago, I made a post about how I got worried whenever my daughter had vaccines, so I am sympathetic to vaccination fear. A family practitioner commented on the post that she had the same worries and for that reason, spread out vaccines in her own kids and patients, and even skipped vaccines that weren't totally "necessary." I confess, I wasn't very nice to her, but I was livid. How could a doctor behave that way?
I think if a doctor ever told me she was giving birth at home, I'd probably flip my shit.
We probably shouldn't put doctors on a pedestal like that. I mean, they (we) are only human. I make lots of stupid health choices, like I eat fast food sometimes and I don't exercise (although to be fair, I've seen a disproportionate number of serious sports injuries in my field). But I don't know... I just expect more from doctors, including myself.
Maybe that's unfair though.