Let's say you were not feeling well, and felt that you needed to go to the doctor for help. Let's also say that you had a history with this doctor in which your interactions tended to produce lists of all the things that might be wrong with you, but never produced any treatment for these candidate diagnoses. Let's say you were still offered regular follow-ups, to monitor the state of this situation, but your doctor was unable to sketch out a credible path which would lead you to improving your health. Would you still want to continue to see this doctor? Even if you felt that you might have a serious disease, wouldn't you ask yourself if you were already doing all the things that could be done?
Would you take the time to go back to the doctor, just to continue to monitor the progression of your disease? And would your decision likely also depend upon your perception of the seriousness of the disease? Finally, if your condition was indeed serious, but potentially untreatable, wouldn't you perhaps really rather not want to know?