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Doctor tells Obama supporters: Go elsewhere for health care

Discussion in 'US Health Care Reform' started by danismom79, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. danismom79

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    wow.. just wow.. and the comments on that page..THe one about only take cash and not insurance.. yeah, thats smart.. business won't last very long, thats for sure!
     
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    Exaggerate much?:rolleyes:

    Oh.my.goodness!:(
     
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    Actually, cash only practices do exsist and many are doing well. The practice/Doctor is able to cut costs because they don't need all the medical records/billing staff.

    http://www.usnews.com/health/managi...ct-pay-medical-practice-for-you.html?PageNr=1
     
  5. Becky Stevens mom

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    The silly thing is that people do not have to say who they voted for when they go to the doctor. They might have to do that in communist countries but not here. Not that I would ever go to a physician that would post such a stupid sign anyhow
     
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    What a total jackass. I wouldn't want someone who is that stupid and unable to apply logic to be my doctor anyway. The guy has some great morals. :rolleyes:
     
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    Once again, healthcare is only for the elite...
     
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    My father was a doctor. This is what he worked from:

    The Hippocratic Oath (Modern Version)

    I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

    I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

    I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

    I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.

    I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.

    I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks.

    But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

    I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

    I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
    I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

    If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

    *****

    Seems like the doctor here is working from some different sort of value system.
     
  10. Ellen

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    He's probably friends with the pharmacists who refuse to dispense contraception.
     
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    LOL!!!!!;)
     
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    This is quite interesting. I think he has every right to post the sign on the door of his own office. The man has no idea who actually voted for Obama, therefore he has no means of discriminating, so I don't see what all the fuss is about. He is simply trying to make a statement and open people's eyes. Perhaps this isn't the most professional thing to do, but there is nothing that says he cannot do it. Given his age, he probably isn't too worried about losing patients.
     
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    We'll see if his medical boards think he didn't do anything wrong. Specialists, especially urologists, usually see patients by referral. So many first-time patients will have been seeing that sign as they came to his door. I hope he lost a ton of patients. No matter what side you are on politically, that was a really idiotic and inappropriate move. Hopefully, he'll find himself sanctioned over it.
     
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    I agree, someones politics has nothing to do with their physical health and their need for good medical care. I would have no respect for this doctor.
     
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    When this doctor was interviewed, he didn't even know what was in this health care bill he's so dead set against. He didn't know he could access the bill and actually... gasp... read it. He must be getting all his info from the extremist noise machine.
     
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    Just like the rest of the 52% of the public that is still opposed to this bill, right? And the 52% that think it will raise costs? Yep, we're all idiots who only listen to the extremist noise machine. :rolleyes:
     
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    Uh, is that what Rella said at all? No. She said that the doctor ADMITTED that he didn't read the bill. She didn't extend that to anyone else. Over-sensitive much?
     
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    Unfortunately in today's insurance world of managed care, there is often only one specialist in an area and patients must go to that one. How sad for anyone who did vote for President Obama and is forced to see this physician due to finances beyond their control.

    Florida Senator George LeMieux posted a poll for his constituents as to whether they opposed or embraced the Bill. The poll was skewed and there were no multiple choice options on certain questions that fit my position.
     
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    How is this any different than a doctor who won't see you because of what insurance you have? We have 3 pediatric endocrinologists in our area but only one we could see because 1 didn't accept new patients unless she personally diagnosed them in the hospital and the other didn't take our insurance. How is this ANY different? The hypocratic oath doesn't seem to affect their ability to refuse service if they don't know you or take your insurance!
     
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    One of Dr. Jack's interviews (CNN)...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDia2d8GTXM

    It's just more of the same... Sarah Palin, Joe the Plumber, now Dr. Jack. People who know only ideology. Bet if McCain was still running for president, Dr. Jack would be invited on tour with him too.

    Did you see the quote from the couple in the Orlando Sentinal article -"We don't need a urologist, but if we do, he's our guy!".
     

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