In the interests of not being a jackass, you should probably be nice to your doctors. But if common courtesy isn’t a good enough reason, a recent paper suggests you’ll get worse medical treatment if you’re worse.
Local laws do not tolerate abuse of medical staff. But I’ve certainly experienced medical office staff who were rude and self-important. For every protected class, there is someone desperate to want to wield the power granted.
I understand that being rude makes an impact on things, but like lawyers “moral vacuum” – there needs to be some distance between how a person acts and the medical care they require.
Sorry, but I don’t believe altruism exists. Doing something compassionate to be seen as such is in fact selfish. And I’ve seen compassion make people rather myopic, sneering at what they’d label as socialism – social programs to support the aftermath of their political views.