I do agree, GP's are so obsessed with test results and never treat the whole person or even listen to their symptoms. I recently visited the Dr and just felt guilty for being there. I had typed all my symptoms out for him to quickly peruse but he would not even glance at them. I have never been referred to an endo., I don't think they exist where I live! After reading so many negative posts on here, I don't feel I have missed out!
Funnily enough gabkad, I recently worked with a man (50's) who went to the Dr saying he felt much more tired than usual and was immediately put on Thyroxine with excellent advice on when to take etc! I was diagnosed 20 years ago (after over ten years of ill heath and struggle) and have never been advised on that. I do think GP's listen to men more attentively and take them more seriously (but this is only anecdotal of course).
When I was a little girl, we always saw the same GP, he knew the whole family history and had to rely on a diagnosis by talking and listening to the patient, not by staring at a computer screen. My mother trusted him absolutely and I wish he was still my GP, he was amazing.