Thursday, 24 April 2008

Doctors, Dentists and Chiropractors, oh my!

It seems to be our experience and the experience of other Australians living here that medical professionals here in the US are good at getting your money. They are good at diagnosing issues, putting forward the standard treatment plan, executing the plan and charging a lot of money. Whilst proficient, it is almost like entering a factory with robots. There is no discussion of alternative treatments and drugs are often the medical answer (which is no surprise given the amount of marketing that is entered into by the pharmaceutical companies - I have often seen sales reps at the doctors surgery. In fact the reps have their own sign in desk and room to go to at our doctors office) No wonder our health insurance costs are so high! I think the best policy is to stay well.

2 comments:

PHOTO said...

I actually have a Dr. that would rather not throw a pill at the problem. He does try to use alternative treatments when possible. I plan on keeping him a long as I can.

Allan At Farcountry said...

perhaps you can learn some jargons from Scrubs, it might be helpful...

BTW, hi from Allan and Christine. God bless!