Angry Doctor

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Bait and Switch

That about sums up this year, doesn't it?

House started with grouchy a doctor solving cases beyond the average physician, and ends up with hurt-and-in-need-of-love doctor only making the diagnosis only after realising that (once again) the patient was lying, or finally ordering that test that he should have ordered a long time ago given the patient's presentation.

NKF showed you clips of suffering patients, but not of the decor of the offices your donation money actually went towards funding.

This blog started with 'what your doctor doesn't want you to hear', and ends up now mostly with 'what you don't want to hear from your doctor'.

Well, angry doc doesn't believe that just because a ball of dirt made a circuit around a ball of fire that things are going to become better, but try and have a good new year anyway.

Thanks for reading.

6 Comments:

  • well, happy new year!

    here's hoping it'll be a better one than 2005

    By Anonymous distinguished mediocrity, At December 31, 2005 5:24 pm  

  • Happy New Year!!!

    May you have a fruitful year ahead =)

    By Anonymous JY, At January 01, 2006 1:13 am  

  • Keep it up, interesting reading.

    By Anonymous Dr Epicurus in Oz, At January 01, 2006 10:21 am  

  • American medical dramas are too dramatic. The local medical scene is anything but. The local population is generally not assertive of their rights and most time, slipshod diagnosis and treatment goes unnoticed and unpublicised.

    My wish for 2006 is for doctors to respect their patients more and to understand that not all patients are dumb and ignorant about medical mattters. Another pet wish is for someone to form a medical consumer association to assert the rights of patients in the same way as an association of small shareholders was formed to protect the interests of small and minority shareholders.

    Actually, you are not an "angry" doctor. More a "philosophical" doctor.

    By Blogger uglybaldie, At January 01, 2006 12:50 pm  

  • Not all patients in Singapore are ignorant. But most of them are. To add salt to that, most of these ignorant also subscribe to the mantra that "the customer is always right"

    Therein lies the problem for Singapore doctors.

    Do you decide to "please the customer" knowing fully that it is unlikely that doctors in Singapore get sued anyway? Or decide to be a good doctor, but have your customer leave "unsatisfied" and probably never return and thus lose his business?

    In Singapore where the whole purpose of Singaporeans existing is to earn more money, I'd think I'd choose to be the former

    By Blogger Dr Oz bloke, At January 02, 2006 11:04 am  

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