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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

When a patient comes to see him /her ?

2. Posted by acetravels (Full Member 181 posts) 11y

...looks at the size of wallet/handbag...then decides the treatment..

3. Posted by smythy (Full Member 237 posts) 11y

Quoting acetravels

...looks at the size of wallet/handbag...then decides the treatment..

LOL acetravels

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Hey now! As a docwannabe I am hurt by the genralization that doctors are out for the cash.

5. Posted by Edebarudo (Full Member 70 posts) 11y

Ok.. This may not have anything to do with this, but I just wanted to tell you a little story about foreign doctors..

Once upon a time in Denmark. There was a little boy named Edebarudo. He went to a doctor after running into a fence with his finger, at the same time he tried to close it . After several x-rays the doctor came with the diagnosis that it was a small crack in the finger. He put some 1mm bandages on and sent the little boy home..

After his homecoming to Sweden, the boy's arm still hurted. The little boy went to a hospital again and got the diagnosis that he had a broken finger and that he should have a proper plasterbandage on his finger..

The meaning of this post is that YOU SHOULDN'T GO SEE DOCTORS IN DENMARK!!!

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Josette

Hey now! As a docwannabe I am hurt by the genralization that doctors are out for the cash.

Hopefully you will remain that unsullied after entering practice. Providing quality care is being bumped down the ladder by the bottom line. When was the last time you saw your physician for a problem and they didn't recommend you to a specialist? And, there's always that wonderful new piece of equipment the hospital/clinic wants paid off quickly. Don't get me wrong, I like my doc and (for the most part) trust him/her. But, after working 20+ years in the medical field, I'm afraid the day of the housecall is over.

7. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

When a patient comes to see him /her ?

In the US, they dont even ask you anything anymore, they just walk in, write a couple of things down, give you a slip and send you home, all in a matter of 3 minutes...the bill to the insurance company: $250 dollars. For a run to the emergency room because you are vomitting and really not feeling good, bill to the insurance company: $2500 dollars. For a orthoschopic (sp ??) knee surgery, outpatient, bill to the insurance company: $15,000 dollars. Lets not even talk about dentists in this country...thank God for insurance (although less and less people have insurance now).

Ah that reminds me...cost of insurance for a relatively healthy single person, age 45 to 50...approximately $500 dollars per month. My husband and I have insurance through the company he works for, cost to us: $3100 per year. And that is considered cheap!!!

8. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

slightly better than that in the UK.

However, what many patients complain is not enough time and attention to the person. Sometimes doctor even doesn't look at the patient - just writing down notes on the consultation sheet.

On my last visit to the GP with an injured knee - he asked me several completely irrelevant to my condition questions (how many years I live in the UK ...).

9. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

says, "turn your head and cough."

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I saw that commercial yesterday!