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I am an informed patient and I found that hilarious! It really shows the extreme of both sides. I was born with a rare bone marrow disease and have had many health issues as well. So, I have been to many Doctors in my time. I don’t go back to the ones that don’t listen or desire to have a partnership with me with my health. I realize that Doctors don’t have a lot of time to give to each patient, so I take it seriously to try to understand my health, and to help bridge that gap. I do… Read more »

lee
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I can relate to both perspectives…the patient jumping ahead of himself, and the other view that the doctor is not taking the condition seriously. But I would rather the doctor take the symptoms very seriously. For example, many people are diagnosed with cancer when it has already advanced to the late stage….why? Because those slight symptoms mask the real illness at hand and drs usually would never guess it’s cancer. People get cancer without any real symptoms and unless a very attentive, informed and updated dr catches it early and insists on tests, it becomes too late. Even now, when… Read more »

Carl Bainbridge
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as a parent of an autistic child this conversation reminds me of the attitude shown to any parent who asks questions about the causes of autism. If a parent even dares to look at any of the autistic/vaccine trial documentation or suggest that more testing needs to be done then the situation becomes even more vitriolic. doctors and researchers need to understand that nothing is more important to a patient then their health and the health of their child and if they don’t want parents and patients doing research on their own then they need to be helping them understand… Read more »

Jeremy
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Speaking as a parent of a child with a rare medical condition, this video is insulting. I often feel that anything I say in the presence of a physician is taken just like this video depicts – ridiculous and incorrect. I understand that there are many patients who might be hypochondriacs, but that doesn’t mean they deserve mockery… take the time to educate your patients. That being said, most physicians haven’t even heard of the medical condition my children have, and when I present their “book” of medical records, and even offer my “lay term” version of their disease, I… Read more »

Elaine Schattner, M.D.
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Interesting, that some comments suggest the doctor’s at fault – that he demeans/ignores the patient. Having watched this several times, I perceive that’s how the patient treated his physician.
We come at this with very different perspectives –

Michelle W
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I’ve read about shorter and shorter appointment times, but this one clocked in at under three minutes. I wonder if that isn’t meant to be part of the satire (in which both sides of a problem are exaggerated for humor and to provoke thought).

Gary Lampman
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Gary Lampman

When you demean and insult Patients in this way. There is no room for subtle arguments,When such graphic arrogance has been displayed.I’m sure this is a inside joke among Physcians on how ignorant their patients can become. However,If the Doctor choses to remain silent. Then He or She has failed to advocate for their patients and deserves a lashing.
“Health Care reform?” has a ulterior motive in selling insurance or whatever and so it would suck up to anyone who would buy their products.

Health Care Reform
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I agree with Gary. You can never be too informed. Being extremely informed does intimidate doctors at times though, so you need to also be careful not to insult them. Remember they are people just like you or I, and ultimately you want your doctor to be rooting for you. It’s easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and rather than being confrontational. Very funny video though.

Mark Spohr
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It would be better to title this “The Unmindful, Self-absorbed Doctor”.
The patient may have unrealistic concerns but the doctor is not listening and responding to the patient to address these concerns. The result is that the patient leaves to pursue a (probably) unwise course of action. Bad outcome for the patient and the doctor. The doctor could have approached this differently but he has (mentally) abandoned the patient.

Gary Lampman
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Gary Lampman

I take it that patients should be niave and uninformed about options and their Health? We should be niave and trusting like some kid being abducted by a pedifile or serial killer! Showing unwaivering trust without doubt or question? You can never be too informed to protect oneself from medical Errors and Hospital Acquired Infections. Certainly,No Doctor would sign any release;that is Contrary to the interests of the patient. We find Pharma Companies advertising their infomercials on television and No One Faults them for spuring unnecessary Testing and informed questioning. So what is the differance? These tactics increase Doctor’s and… Read more »