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By ChubbyButt - / Wednesday 16 January 2013 10:48 / Canada - Brampton
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83 don't insult free national health it has many numerous advantages and disadvantages but having unprofessional doctors is in no way more common in a 'free' service than any other service.

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  gmian  |  33

I'm probably going to get downvoted, but can't people tell that OP is a little (or a lot) overweight and needs to slim down? it may be a little insensitive... but still

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  gmian  |  33

106. I'm not acting like I know anything. I'm simply stating that people can usually tell if you're overweight of not by looking at you.. The doctor didn't give any "new" information.

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  miena  |  5

my bestie and I are the same weight. she is seen as obese I am seen as just overweight. all because of a 7cm height difference. technically were both only overweight. how can seeing it make any difference? looks are deceiving. and doctors have a duty of care to confidentiality. they cant say anything specific to you in public. about any medical condition

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  crimsonlover4  |  30

50: well the larger problem at hand is that the doctor didn't respect OP's privacy and blurted out something that could have been discussed in the privacy of the doctor's office.

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  tennis06  |  7

hey baby;)

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  Welshite  |  39

#54: This is not a dating website. If you wish to contact a user with inappropriate flirtatious messages, there is a PM feature. Fortunately, users also have the option to block PM's from certain members; I have the feeling such will be the case with you.

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  insertnameherr  |  11

Touché, #20.. touché. but still the wannabes are even more annoying than the real ones. Seriously, if you make a few mistakes, fine. But if you make an effort to write like a cat walking on a keyboard, someone needs to stop it and quickly.

By  123man  |  11

There's a time and a place for public shaming, but a dr's office ain't it.

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  ChibiChibi_fml  |  22

I disagree, if something that you have deliberately done/ or deliberately done nothing to fix about your body is putting your health at risk, then it's time for body shaming. A lot of people ignore someone who sugar coats things, sometimes you have to be harsh in order to help.

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  ChibiChibi_fml  |  22

It's possible to say to someone "Your weight has put you in danger of blah, blah, blah, blah, and if you don't get it under control you will likely die" and still be ignored because saying that something is LIKELY to happen is still not a guarantee it WILL happen, and therefore why the hell should I really care? That same person however upon being embarrassed in such a fashion as this one, may then turn around and actually try to lose weight simply to avoid the embarrassment and as a side effect gain better health. It may well be that this doctor has tried repeatedly to drive home that the OP needs to lose some weight to stay healthy and has been ignored. This may be their last resort.

By  jrod9327  |  17

Some people lack common sense. It's sad when they say stuff and lack a good filter. Make sure next time you remind him/her that a breach doctor patient confidentiality is considered malpractice.

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The fact that the OP is overweight becomes apparent the second she steps out into public. Good luck building a suit on that.. Obesity is a counter indication to health much like high blood pressure is. It isn't a medical condition that grants you special privileges.

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  jrod9327  |  17

Actually it's worse. I worked at a hospital for a year and they made it very clear every time that you can not discuss or release any information that a patient confided in you or anything related to their health. Although I agree that obesity is quite obvious to spot, it doesn't change the fact that it is still a topic of health that was addressed in public by a doctor during work hours.

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3rd attempt.. 97&113 I see that you feel this is a condition that garners sympathy. That mentality is why obesity is an epidemic in this country. These are people that lead unhealthy lifestyles and are too lazy to change them. You wouldn't be this supportive of a drug addict who "can't help it" so what's different here?

By  RedPillSucks  |  30

And that's when you replied "I already did when your fees sucked up all my money, you insensitive bitch" right?..., Right???

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  Pyapi  |  20

In some cases, no, it's actually cheaper to actually do the trip. My mom had to get dental surgery once while we were living in the US and it was cheaper for her to hop on a plane to Brazil and have it done there than to have the surgical procedure in the US.

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  DocBastard  |  38

Pyapi - Medical tourism like you're describing can be very dangerous. If there are complications, the doctors back home would have to manage them, and surgical techniques vary widely from country to country. It's strongly discouraged.

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Doc-That's an understatement. One of my aunt's friends went to a doctor while she was in Nigeria for a routine checkup, and never made it out of the office. For those of you that are slightly slow-she died, and left behind two daughters and a husband. And she didn't even have surgery. A ROUTINE CHECKUP. Never go to a foreign country for surgery just because it's discounted. Never has the phrase "you get what you pay for" been any more true than in these situations.

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  RedPillSucks  |  30

While I agree with you in the extreme, there are facilities in other countries whose medical techniques are on par with (where-ever-you're-from) but is cheaper. My brother went to Germany to have some heart surgery. The round trip flight and the medical costs was less that what the insurance in the US wouldn't cover and Germany has decent medical. Also, a lot of hospitals in India have very good doctors (who can and do get hired by American hospitals). Bottom line, do your research and consult your local doctor before trying this. Truly Caveat Emptor

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As medicine gets more and more specialised i guess travelling to foreign countries to get treatment will become more common I'm british and we get people from all over using our hospitals like great ormond street which specialises in child care. However getting health care on the cheap may be like cheaping out on the brakes if you dont know what your doing.

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  Pyapi  |  20

DocBastard - I know about Medical Tourism and its dangers, but in this case it doesn't really apply. Before living in the US we had lived in Brazil for 5 years and the doctor she went to get surgery with was actually a very trusted doctor who we had known for quite a few years. In this case, the "unknown procedures and doctor" were actually those in the US. I know where you're coming from, though. My mom only did that because we had lived there before and were familiar with how things were done over there. Otherwise, it's better to just stick to the country where you live and the doctors there.

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