The bottom line
Medical care, like all other treatment types, can be good, bad, or neutral.
Always go see your physician for help with diagnosis and ruling out serious health conditions.
But on the flip side, stay informed of your options. Your physician won’t be spending hours every single week figuring out what’s going on with you specifically. Typically you get between 5-30 minutes during a visit, and that’s that. So don’t dive into medical options (e.g. surgery) without asking them about options and doing your own research. At the same time, don’t shun medical treatment thinking that you’re smarter than your doctor (while this can occasionally be true, people often overestimate their own knowledge).