A Patient Filed A Complaint! | Wednesday Checkup | Doctor Mike

  • čas přidán 22. 11. 2018
  • For this week's Wednesday Checkup, I wanted to share a story with you about how a patient encounter did not go as planned in my office. I thought I did everything right but the outcome was not what I expected.
    In life, there are many times when we have good intentions where the outcomes are bad. During those times we need to evaluate why that happened so that we can avoid repeating the same mistake over again.
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Komentáře • 8 555

  • Ashely Aviary
    Ashely Aviary Před dnem

    It sounds to me that the guy was just in a lot of pain and he took it out on you.

  • NunOFyourBuZZ
    NunOFyourBuZZ Před dnem

    how is this not a violation of HIPPA? just wanna know how stricked the rule is and im also not sure if i typed hippa right.

  • Kyle Linsey
    Kyle Linsey Před 2 dny

    I deal with this all of the time when people are demanding cataract surgery when it is their retina, dry eye disease or any other condition other than the cataract that is causing the problem. Sometimes you give in and do the cataract and they come back furious that they still can’t see. It’s a lose lose

  • Thanh-Nha Nguyen
    Thanh-Nha Nguyen Před 2 dny

    Had lower back pain in an unhappy job a few years ago. Spent loads of money on chiropractic sessions and massages. Quit my job and moved to another state, back pain is no longer chronic. Stress can manifest in different ways.

  • Tiffany York
    Tiffany York Před 3 dny

    I have not 1 but 2 back injuries. 1st, I was ran over by a car then recived intensive physical therapy n was go to go after months, n would have issues a few times a year. Next was 10 years later slipped and fell on black ice n never been right since. So if this guy can work out n go on marathon hikes than this patient was full of it.

  • Anastasia Gavrilita
    Anastasia Gavrilita Před 3 dny

    Hi, Doctor Mike. I would like to share my story with you and ask for your opinion on this. In my country, all doctors are extremely brief when it comes to explaining the situation to us. Basically, they mean to let us know that they are the specialists, not us, so we don't need details or explanations on why we need some sort of treatment. But, this situation has gone so far, that the doctors would even prescribe medicine that doesn't work for everyone, but make us follow that treatment because the clinic is cooperating with the company that sells the drugs. Once, the outcome of this cooperation made me get severly skin burns from an ointment, when all I actually needed to be said was "you have an allergy, the problem is not the skin, it is inside". Since that time, I started to study hard for becoming a doctor myself. I start to understand more and more how the mechanism between doctors and specific companies work. They are not paying attention to pacients at all, they treat cold with drugs for high fever, stuff like this, just because of some newly produced expensive drugs they need to advertise. I am so nagry about this!!!
    The last year, a doctor has even sent me to have surgery at their center. Another doctor (who was actually a family friend and cared for us) told me that the thing I had was merely a small injury, and told me how to treat it.

    My point is: don't be to brief. Most of us, pacients, would like to get a small explanation on what they have, even if you use some medical terms to do it. And why you prescribe that treatment. This makes the conversation a personalized one, and makes us feel that you really listen to us, you don't just classify us with millions of other people from the very moment we enter your door: "sneezing? you have a cold; skin break outs? it's just acnee..."

    What do you think about the doctors in my country? Perhaps I am still confused about them...

  • Kayla Blanda
    Kayla Blanda Před 3 dny +2

    When he said that staying in bed with lower back pain can make it get worse, i was like “oh.” because that’s what I’m doing rn😂💀

  • Esidara Sun
    Esidara Sun Před 4 dny

    The feet and posture often get overlooked in back pain too. Guy walks long distances and spends masses of time on his feet.

  • Sara Gagnon
    Sara Gagnon Před 4 dny

    Watching this was really frustrating for me being someone who has yet to find a doctor to even listen to me, yet see this patient get quality care, only to complain. Honestly, I don't even understand his back problems. I would love to be able to hike at all! Or be able to handle a job where I'd have to stand all day. It's also frustrating that the patient was so dismissive, considering Doctor Mike really seemed invested in figuring things out for him. Really makes me wonder if this person was doctor shopping. I'd be really interested in hearing Doctor Mike's thoughts and advice on finding a friendly doctor who listens and offers ANY help. It's crazy it's been so hard for me, and this has been going on since my last good doctor moved away.

  • The boy you love
    The boy you love Před 4 dny

    You look like you're wearing make up

  • Manasaa Sivakumar
    Manasaa Sivakumar Před 4 dny

    omg omg i'm just in love with ya and a day doesn't go by without me watching your video ..

  • Miranda
    Miranda Před 5 dny +1

    Sounds like the dude was just dr shopping for some meds.

    • Sara Gagnon
      Sara Gagnon Před 4 dny

      I was wondering if anyone else was going to think that. Just the fact that he can do all this exercise and go on really long hikes is like... Okay, so what's the problem? Everyone hurts after standing all day. It was upsetting because I can barely handle walking at all, and I would love to finally find a doctor that would talk to me and listen the way Doctor Mike does.

  • jeeva1996
    jeeva1996 Před 5 dny +1

    I would be so grateful and appreciative when Dr's take that extra time with me but they're usually brief and make me feel quite stupid for going in, in the first place since they don't even examine what I went in for.

  • Chris Abraham
    Chris Abraham Před 5 dny

    i just wanna sit on his face....FUCK

  • smarteranna24
    smarteranna24 Před 5 dny

    Great advice thanks for the post. Trying to cut back ehne treating these personailtites. Will absoultey take this

  • K. K.
    K. K. Před 5 dny

    When I go to the doctor and they tell me what I already know about myself or brush off the issues I'm having, I have a problem. I feel like sometimes doctors just say whatever to patients to get them out of their face. I told my doctor that I don't like that he regurgitates information we've been over in the past that has nothing to do with my current issues. His response was stomping out of the office like a child. I filed a complaint about him.

    I think what probably happened was the guy's back started hurting again and he was mad as hell. He should've called back or asked to speak with you or something so that there was actually dialogue. It isn't like you just shut him down (from what I understand).

  • Lindalee Law
    Lindalee Law Před 5 dny

    Only one? lol
    Dr. Mike, AARP tells seniors to write down what to discuss. Doctors say, long list, I say pick 2...lol
    Maybe if staff wasn't a bunch of mothers whose kids piss them off before they get to work , they would be kinder to your patients, WHO ARENT THEIR KIDS!!!!
    or BRING BACK RETIRED RNs. At least they know how to treat patients .

    • psyche somatic
      psyche somatic Před 4 dny

      Sounds like you are venting based on your personal experience. Although I understand your frustration, I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the younger generation of staffers. Although there is some variation from one medical office to another, there are many medical assistants and RNs that are great with patients while also adept at more current training and medical education. I realize the office environment can greatly impact one's personal experience when visiting as a patient. It may be worth trying another doctor, if you have that option.

  • BushidoHEAT
    BushidoHEAT Před 6 dny

    Documentation! This is why us nurses always document!

  • Louise Querubin
    Louise Querubin Před 6 dny

    I agree what you did for the patient. I work at a chronic pain centre as a medical office admin and almost all of our patients are always stressed/tired/depressed and contribute so much to their pain.

  • doggos and cattos
    doggos and cattos Před 6 dny

    4:36 changes accent from American to kind of an Australian

  • Ilkim Tongur
    Ilkim Tongur Před 6 dny +1

    I had gone to my family doctor with a full basket of complaints from extreme dizziness (like I wasn't able to read or walk long distance), to numbness in my legs and arms, to migraine, to bloating belly and discomfort, etc. My family doctor at the time suggested I change my glasses... I said, "Okay, you probably say that for dizziness, but what about the other things?" She said, "That is because of stress". I wasn't happy with the answer but didn't file a complaint. In the following few months, I was finishing my master's and moving to another city for my Ph.D. On the process, I thought maybe I had an allergy I didn't know before and I began to experiment with cutting the certain group of foods. Two weeks without berries and nuts (the most difficult week of my life), two weeks without dairy, and so on. When I came to the week of without wheat and gluten I had already moved to the other city. As soon as I explained the symptoms and experiment I conducted and actually cutting wheat made me feel much better the new family doctor in the new city wrote me a celiac test. I know this is totally upside down example with what you talked about but sometimes some doctors can be dismissive to real problems.

  • Raul Shamkhalov
    Raul Shamkhalov Před 6 dny

    Isn’t he breaking HIPPA

  • Kristen Tidwell
    Kristen Tidwell Před 6 dny

    Ik this is weird but your voice is sooo calming

  • Jennifer Welch
    Jennifer Welch Před 7 dny +1

    Of course doctors are real people! Dr. Mike - coming from vet med, we love the things you express here! We share so many things with your industry.

  • Emma Cooper
    Emma Cooper Před 7 dny

    Man his New York accent really came out in this video lol

  • TheSaifear
    TheSaifear Před 7 dny +3

    if under 5% or lets say 10% of patients need a brief and shortened explanation and "less time",
    why is it that 90 % of patients get that treatment?

    • psyche somatic
      psyche somatic Před 4 dny

      It's unclear what you are referring to. But, if I had to guess, the difference is in repeat patients versus first time ones (initial consults). That would fit with the percentages you are giving. New patients require more time for introduction and to construct a patient history.

  • Aryana Hays
    Aryana Hays Před 7 dny

    I really enjoyed this video! I have been a cosmetologist for about over 2 years now and I have found myself in this situation as well. For me, my goal is to make the client feel comfortable, happy, and most importantly beautiful before and after the service; I pride myself on that rather than just making the most money off this one client. When a situation like this comes up where the client seems either suspicious, or a little off-put by how nice I am towards them they get a little irrational or just complain about it later. Its very upsetting for me since I am so passionate, and driven to make every person that comes in to me feel their very best. Even though these scenarios are 2 completely different fields, I felt that I could relate to this, so thank you Mike for sharing your story with everyone.

  • Umer Aijaz
    Umer Aijaz Před 7 dny +1

    Dr. Mike you are one of those docs who every patient would absolutely love to visit because of sincerity and compassion. Normal people don't actually like cold doctors very much.
    Don't ever get affected by such unlucky incidents.
    (I know I'm late saying it but I really wanted to)
    Btw thanks for the quality content

  • Anderson Villar
    Anderson Villar Před 7 dny +7

    All you girls are gonna cry on the comments when mike gets married, hell I’m gonna cry too 😂

  • Angel Osborne
    Angel Osborne Před 8 dny

    Flat feet, my aunt had the same issue

  • cuauhtemoc2252
    cuauhtemoc2252 Před 8 dny

    Unless this is a made up story, how is this not a HIPPA violation?

    • Olivia Kohler
      Olivia Kohler Před 6 dny

      He didn’t disclose any identifying information for the patient. If he mentioned the patient’s name, phone number, chart number, address, etc. it would be a hipaa violation.

    • WeirdGirls2010
      WeirdGirls2010 Před 8 dny +1

      cuauhtemoc2252 he said he changed points in the story.

  • SunFlower
    SunFlower Před 8 dny +1

    I think the REAL reason you didn’t order an MRI was due to insurance guidelines.

  • Jess Wilson
    Jess Wilson Před 8 dny +1

    Physical therapy. Oof. Not fun, but it hella works.

  • Rachel HarrisHuffman
    Rachel HarrisHuffman Před 8 dny

    Maybe this person had been dismissed by doctors attributing his symptoms to "stress" before. I have had this happen multiple times, only to find out later that, no, there really was something wrong--happened with migraines, happened with back pain, even happened with a SKULL FRACTURE (I insisted on a head CT and the doctor essentially ordered it to placate me. He was in absolute shock when the radiologist's report came back)! This happens a lot. The other side of this is okay, maybe it is stress, so what now? That's usually where the treatment stops. As if being told, "It's just stress," makes the symptoms go away. Now you have pain and you feel embarrassed and dismissed because "it's all in your head." Offer some help with the stress. Breathing exercises, a referral for psychotherapy, medication if that seems like a good option, etc. The brain is an organ, too, and yet some doctors seem to ignore that it can be treated just like a stomach or an arm. If someone is experiencing so much emotional turmoil that it has manifested in pain that is bothersome enough to seek medical help, they need help.

  • R.H Music
    R.H Music Před 8 dny +2

    A watch aNd A FiTBiT??? No need to low-key flex on us Dr. Mike. 😂

  • Uechi Ryuk
    Uechi Ryuk Před 9 dny +1

    I've commented on previous videos, sry to go on about this again, but my experience with my doctor was sort of similar to this, when i went in years ago with various symptoms. Long story short I was not a worrisome type and something was definitely wrong....i was sore all the time...depressed...irritable.. my doc dismissed a lot of my symptoms....told me i was complaining a lot being so young ....etc etc. He even recommended books as well, mind/body etc. I got a blood test after that visit...it was neg for anything....then i was so messed up with a stiff neck a week later....went back...blood test again but it was positive for lyme disease. Jeez i was so mad that i almost ignored my symptoms after that first visit. I like my doc, i understand now where he was coming from, but i wish he was a little more honest and informative instead of dismissive if that makes sense

  • Jesus tidashy Ledezma
    Jesus tidashy Ledezma Před 9 dny +1

    Yoo are you sure that’s not my dad

  • unzi ed
    unzi ed Před 9 dny +1

    He sounds like AK lectures

  • Melissa C
    Melissa C Před 9 dny +4

    The patient was miracle seeking - they didn’t care what you had to say because they already had an idea in their mind of what they thought should happen. Personally, I love it when doctors explain things in detail to me.

  • Alucard Peach
    Alucard Peach Před 9 dny

    You look super young, like I feel like you could be my kid lol Anyway, here we go- My perspective: As someone with chronic pain, I have loads of days where my pain level is an 8, but bc I've dealt with it so long and I'm so used to hiding it from people, most doctors don't take me seriously. This is a big problem for a lot of others in chronic pain. I base the number I give on "this pain" vs "the 2 absolute worst pains I've ever had" which are natural (drug free) childbirth and 2nd to 3rd degree burns. I said I didn't cry or anything during those either! A doctor shouldn't be dismissive when someone is in pain if they've not been in their body. I've got plenty of tests showing plenty of issues, there's proof things are there that are causing my pain, but I have been literally scoffed at for being honest about my pain level, basically treated like I'm lying, or drug seeking. I've made it clear I'm not looking for traditional medication, bc I've been that route and literally NOTHING has helped. I was hoping for physical therapy, massage, possibly even surgery, etc, and largely dismissed. I still have some areas where x-rays have been done, but not anything else, and I've asked about surgery before and been told it's impossible to tell if that's necessary based solely on x-rays. I get why this guy felt like he did. If we weren't in significant amounts of pain a significant amount of time, we wouldn't be looking for help. We can read all about the correlation between stress and pain, diet and pain, exercise and pain, but still need help in how to manage said pain. That's my 2 cents.

  • divya moon
    divya moon Před 9 dny

    When a patient ask for evidence please give them they want to see what actually is happening in this lower back and I know you have their best intentions at heart (it's just my opinion)

  • Avantika Hernandez
    Avantika Hernandez Před 9 dny +1

    Two sides to the coin.
    If I were a patient of Dr Mike's, I'd be over the moon that a doctor was taking the time to truly understand my case better. Doctors who engage in active listening are a blessing.
    HOWEVER, I've been in a similar situation where I've had doctors be dismissive and slightly patronising (intentional or not); only for them to discover by chance that something was indeed truly wrong. If I had simply listened to their advice and not pushed for the tests that I wanted, I'd be living a very different life right now.

  • Adin Icic
    Adin Icic Před 10 dny

    Some people will be unhappy no matter how you treat them. They expect a miracle pill or something like MRI, CAT scan or a prescription will help them instantly. They fail to see that body is winding down perhaps and maybe their mind is refusing to accept the fact that they need to change their daily routine. If that patient you used in your video works in retail then maybe it is his daily work routine that is affecting his back whether he is lifting heavy items or doing repetitive tasks.

  • Karla Torres
    Karla Torres Před 10 dny

    I hope I could find a doctor that would take the time and explain. I have a lot of back problems In have to live with the pain I feel that if a doctor took the time to go through it all It would be very beneficial to tackle the root of the pain

  • Andréane Hamel Inf
    Andréane Hamel Inf Před 10 dny

    I would like to thank you for sharing that story. As a nurse, I can understand how difficult it is to communicate and connect with patients, especially when both parties disagree. I believe you are a great doctor, not only because you provide outstanding care, but because you take some time to reflect on yourself and the way you care for people. Being famous must create a lot of pressure to always show your best self, but sharing the hardest experiences makes you an authentic person. I admire you for that! We love you Doctor Mike!

  • Life is Beautiful
    Life is Beautiful Před 10 dny +17

    He made a complain because he did not get his way. He wanted and MRI and he did not get it so he had to cry about it.

    • Amatayo Genkai
      Amatayo Genkai Před dnem

      Marshall Singer yes that’s right the doctors go to school for years and we the patients go to them for treatment. They explain to us the patients what options we have and We the patients selects the course we wish to pursue. Ultimately it’s up to the patients what treatment to get.
      So if you want a certain treatment and the doctor feels it would be a waste of time for you. But you decide you still would like to get that treatment isn’t it your right to choose what you want?

    • Marshall Singer
      Marshall Singer Před dnem

      Amatayo Genkai ummmm no
      Who is the one with years of medical training and many patients have no idea what they r talking about not to be rude
      That was a silly response lmao

    • Amatayo Genkai
      Amatayo Genkai Před 6 dny +1

      Life is Beautiful you said he didn’t get “His way” but isn’t it the patients care so he should be able to get it his way?

  • Karen Long
    Karen Long Před 11 dny

    I commend you for your holistic approach to patient care!

  • Gerri G
    Gerri G Před 11 dny +3

    I normally love your videos but I think that the most important thing you are missing is that this person was in pain almost every day. I have heard this complaint so often....my Dr is treating my symptoms instead of finding out what is exactly wrong. How is a MRI a risky procedure? To people who want answers about their health before they take unnecessary drugs or procedures to see if it helps. The general population is weary of the health care system. Sorry to say but what my first reaction was, a Dr doesn't must speak to a board of directors if he is doing unnecessary tests and be more responsible to them instead of the patient. Still love your videos.

  • Feta Princess
    Feta Princess Před 11 dny +23

    Came here for the looks, stayed for the personality, valuable life advice and the educational health content.

    • B N
      B N Před 9 dny +2

      I want some one to suck me real hard

  • Shady
    Shady Před 11 dny

    I think when a patient comes into a doctor's office set on requesting something without hearing the doctor's input first, it usually ends in, "Well, they didn't listen to me" type of attitude. People/patients have to realize, doctors know more about the medical field because they studied years to do their job. It's not an entry-level position. Even the first part of this video, I was thinking the MRI sounded reasonable, because I, too, work retail and I'm on my feet for long hours and I have terrible back pain. Difference is, as soon as Dr. Mike mentions this guy is able to hike for 8 MILES (where's your back pain at?!) and exercise daily without pain...I changed my mind, too. I can't even walk up a flight of stairs without my back hurting. I wander around my job at the end of my shift looking like an old witch with terrible posture. Imagine if he doesn't have state insurance like Medicaid, you're probably saving this guy a big medical bill.

  • LuluNat
    LuluNat Před 11 dny +1

    He is such a good doctor. I wish he was my doctor. My docter never focuses on the mental part of pain. He just tries to give you alot of medicine and doesn't actually take the time to talk about mental things in your life.

  • TheJjcczz
    TheJjcczz Před 12 dny

    He might have thought you were saying it's psychosomatic. Personally I just do whatever the doctor says because they probably have a pretty good reason for suggesting it

  • katara107
    katara107 Před 12 dny

    I like the clear way you explained the condition and what should be done that even I understood. I like doctors that stay in the room and actual break down the tests and options like that

  • katara107
    katara107 Před 12 dny

    I think you did the right thing

  • Deirdre StLuke
    Deirdre StLuke Před 12 dny

    I'm going to disagree with the behaviorist. Here's why; the moment that you said he was having stress I knew you had missed what he was trying to say. I suffer from anxiety and nonverbal learning disorder which makes it really difficult for me to communicate my problems properly. What you heard was patient requesting certain tests. What you didn't hear was the patient's fears. This was a person who is highly stressed and for whatever reason there was pain. What he needed was to feel in control of his treatment because he had so little control over everything else.

  • Maria Estrada
    Maria Estrada Před 12 dny +2

    Dr Mike
    Don’t feel bad ... is a great way of learning different behaviors on people .. not just that but it helps us to adjust your lenses for the next person whom we might ran into in the future
    I will give you an advice ...
    “You will never please anyone, just do your very best in everything you do each an every day”
    FYI... the world we live in ...
    in these days are ridiculous, people have lost their common sense !! Do not take it personal everyone goes through it once in our lifetime,
    Keep the good attitude , continue smile and continue believing on what you thinking will be the best way to help people. Remember at the end of the day ... you are the one who went to med school graduate and put your time of residency!!
    Keep up the great work and be proud of yourself not everyone can do what you do for us.

  • History Maker
    History Maker Před 12 dny

    Uhm, I was wondering, what's the fastest way I can take to GET TO NYC I NEED THIS DOC-
    .....exe. has stopped working.

  • Erik Richardson D.O.
    Erik Richardson D.O. Před 13 dny

    Great analysis, Spot on evaluation. I've have this conversation all the time with my patients. It's important to understand that an MRI is there to tell if you need surgery right away. Early MRI is more likely to lead to unnecessary surgery and make things worse. Thanks for the great discussion. Also a great reason to not always trust the online reviews for physicians.

  • Damini Patel
    Damini Patel Před 13 dny

    Click baiting ...gosh your face was so sad looking i thought you really cried and i came to see you 🙂😒

  • Vaishnavi Srinivas
    Vaishnavi Srinivas Před 14 dny

    I like how you did not immediately get defensive but tried to look at it from the patient’s point of view and wanted to learn from this experience in order to help your patients better in the future. This is very important in any relationship. It reminded me of what you spoke in your “how I became a doc” video. How you weren’t arrogant or patronising, and always willing to learn new things.
    Love your videos!!! Keep doing what you keep doing!!!

  • Brooke Myers
    Brooke Myers Před 14 dny

    A few years ago I was having pain in my big toe. After 2 doctors and maybe 6 doc appointments later, I had an MRI taken. When the doc read the MRI, the issue was not where my pain was, is that normal? Two months later, I had surgery to remove one of my sesamoid bones.

  • Colm Sheehan
    Colm Sheehan Před 14 dny

    I so related to a lot of this. I was trained in a very similar fashion and I have to say used to do this a lot with patients and your insights are spot on. I prefer your style and do feel it is better but when I have 10 mins per patients I have had to adapt it and the behaviourist approach can often be more productive. It's sad but true. But all consultation styles become useful in the armory, it's just registering which is right for each patient. Unfortunately, I don't think I've got that right just yet, but who knows maybe in another 30 years.

  • Grimm Greysson
    Grimm Greysson Před 14 dny

    I think patients in general run a spectrum between "don't give me too much information, just tell me what to do" on one end and "tell me what I need to know to make an educated decision about this" on the other end. Personally, I am on the far right, where I really want to know enough to make an informed decision, but I find a lot of doctors who I've seen have learned that this isn't what most people want (or, I suppose in some cases, that it leads to more trouble for them to have to "convince" their patients of the best course, though I'm not sure how frequent that is). Personally, your approach would have been one that I really appreciated, fwiw.

  • ccd_luna
    ccd_luna Před 15 dny

    My old doctor was simply horrendous and barked orders at me as in: “I DON’T wanna hear about the side effects. You WILL take the medication for AT LEAST one year, it is NON-NEGOTIABLE!”
    Well, changing physicians certainly is! Luckily I have a friend in the medical field who called in a favour since in Quebec (yes, Canadian here) it can take years. My new doctor is simply AMAZING! They took the time to listen and ask questions to identify MY needs and concerns.
    I’m taking a medication similar to what my previous doctor had prescribed but as she said: “We’ll try a similar medication but a different molecule, you know your body, it’s possible you had an adverse reaction from the other one.”
    Having worked customer service at the higher level, I can say it’s a tricky balance and your colleague is right. Some people view the exercise of asking question and caring as negative. I say when in doubt, take the nice route versus the directive one.
    Good job on your channel, I’m hooked! Lol

  • Mia Valentine
    Mia Valentine Před 15 dny

    my friend was mauled by a dog and when in hospital overheard doctors and nurses saying "check out the tranny with the messed up face" and when she went to complain the doctor simply called security and she was removed without getting any care so her face was left permanently scarred.

  • Sarah Billings
    Sarah Billings Před 15 dny

    Is it just me, or is he wearing 2 watches?

  • Sean Stevenson
    Sean Stevenson Před 17 dny

    Sometimes people pretend like they're happy with the outcome of a decision when they're really not. I'm not a doctor but I work with the public and even I've had it happen to me plenty of times before.

  • canalf007
    canalf007 Před 17 dny +1

    The patient is an idiot

  • Madeline Heggie
    Madeline Heggie Před 17 dny +1

    His accent really came out in this.. nice 👍

  • min thit
    min thit Před 17 dny +1

    It's quite eye opening. Now I know why I sometimes have difficulties communicating with some people.

  • Donna Stohl
    Donna Stohl Před 18 dny +1

    My anxiety, when heightened, manifests in lower back pain. Goes away when the stress and anxiety is in check. The mind is a powerful.

    KIMBERLY NOWAK Před 18 dny

    I’ve watched this video over 4 times. I love Dr Mike Videos😁

  • Pieter D
    Pieter D Před 18 dny

    I'm truly happy that good persons like you still exist in this world. Trying to communicate and improve at all times.

  • Fiezz Daryl
    Fiezz Daryl Před 19 dny

    I fell down the stairs like 4 years ago.. although it didn't hurt much, I still didn't go to the hospital. So two years ago, I went to the hospital because after the incident, my small bones kept on cracking like old women xD (I think the bones are small because the cracking sound is very tiny. yea my bones is still cracking to this day) when the doctor did the xray, she said nothing was wrong with my bones.. I was glad but the bones cracking really annoying me and it hurts alot whenever I move my body.

  • A Shi5
    A Shi5 Před 19 dny

    He's mad he didn't get perks 🤔

  • Connie F.
    Connie F. Před 19 dny

    I’d like to have a long chat with a person complaining of pain, yet able to function well enough to hike, jog, run, walk etc. for NINE MILES. Physical Therapy must be like a vacation spa to them! PS Past a certain pain threshold, meditation, guided hypnosis, praying or whatever technique allows one to temporarily and deliberately disassociate from the 24/7 pain in the body but does NOT make that pain any better. It simply allows one to exist (not function) and survive pain levels that would otherwise make one literally stroke from the constant barrage of high blood pressure, increased heart rate, stress hormones, etc. Try to meditate while shopping, walking across a parking lot when a person without a handicap tag decides to take the handicap parking spot because they “only need to run in real quick” etc. See Also: Intractable Pain, Central Pain, Cancer Pain, etc. It sounds a lot to me like that person was hoping to either score time off work or pain meds or both. (Just my opinion - I am not a doctor)

  • infernorabbit
    infernorabbit Před 19 dny

    Where are your couch/pillows from??

  • Steven K
    Steven K Před 19 dny

    May I try a little diagnosis here? In my humble opinion and I know this might sound crazy, but stay with me for a moment, maybe it´s the following... There are many assholes out there. And I mean many, like a real high percentage. Like 90% or probably even 95%. And they are fucking stupid. So sometimes it´s not about "What could I have done better?", sometimes it´s about "Get the fuck out off my face you retard!" Oh, by the way, I really like your channel, I would trust you as my doctor.

  • Miguel Garcia
    Miguel Garcia Před 20 dny

    The patient does calisthenics every morning, hikes once a week, late 20s who probably goggled what he think he wants, has time to file a complain rather than seeking another doctor's opinion. I assume he likes fancy coffee, wears a fedora hat, grows beard, smells like those wood smelling perfume, seen a yogi, encountered buddha, wrestle with the devil... you got yourself a hipster.

  • Ernst Wilhelm
    Ernst Wilhelm Před 20 dny

    I always wondered if the 21st of November was a Wednesday. Thanks man

  • Niklas Ussat
    Niklas Ussat Před 20 dny +1

    Hi Mike...
    A year ago, a doctor, in the local hospital, in germany, forgot about a "wire" in the patients body and left it in... Some time later an other doctor left a "razorblade" / Skalpell in an other bodys knee... Now my question: Have you ever hert about something like that or forgot about a surgery instrument inside a patients body and left it there?

  • Marcel Styles
    Marcel Styles Před 20 dny

    I know I’m late but,...
    “The path to hell is paved with good intentions”

  • Dresa2002
    Dresa2002 Před 20 dny

    Don't know if you will ever see this but I totally hear you!
    I am a veterinarian (not saying that it's the same as being a doctor, but the basics are the same), and I feel like the more "nice" and more time I give some people, the more mad and unhappy they are with me. It is not everyone, it is some personalities. This has frustrated me a lot, because I am genuinely a nice person and always want the best for my patients and I really put myself out there to explain everything thoroughly to the owner of my patient. After giving so much of myself and sometimes not getting appreciated, I am getting mentally tired and have caught myself becoming more "cold" and "direct" veterinarian. I really don't like being that person, and again that also has made some "clashes" with other types of personalities. Seeing you talk about this problem inspires me to not throw my personality away and be myself. Yes, there will always be some clashes, but at least I can be happy about myself for being who I am and always trying my best.
    Love your channel, it is really relatable in so many ways to my work in the Veterinary Hospital

  • Justin Ferrell
    Justin Ferrell Před 21 dnem

    We judge ourselves by our intentions, we judge others by their actions.

  • Paul Sawford
    Paul Sawford Před 21 dnem

    I just want to link two of your YT videos and comment. One is pain management and this from the aspect of Scans/Communication with doctors. I have never been a great pill reacher, even as a kid. I have found that my pain management is a lot better than those around me. Unfortunately, that has nearly caused my death. I was 16 and working. I had stomach pain for a couple of days that progressively got worse. I was taken to A&E by my parents. Doctor came in and asked what the problem was? I explained that I had abominable pain and it was getting worse. He placed pressure on my lower right side and that hurt. He put pressure on my left side, and again that hurt. He diagnosed that I was probably constipated. I was sent home and told to take some laxative. Next day. I went to work and was in considerable pain all day. Got home that evening and the pain was worse than before. I had a high temperature and was sweating like mad Parents took me back to A&E and the same doctor was on. First thing he said to me was, Why are you time wasting? He huffed a bit, did the same procedure and diagnosed the same thing, then sent me home. Got it in, laid on my bed and ten minutes later, I couldn't bring my knees off my chest. Mum called my GP, she came over and called an ambulance. Ambulance came and my GP came with me. Got to A&E and the same doctor was still on shift. He started to open his mouth, but my GP opened her' mouth first. There was a loud discussion in the hallway outside and he came in red faced. He stated that he was going to admit me, but under protest that night. I deteriorated quite quickly and was rushed to the operating room. It turned out. My intestine had perforated and had emptied it's contents into the body cavity? My appendix had burst as well and sepsis had set in. For a week, I had no idea what was going on. Day 6. Said doctor came onto the ward to sit down and apologise. He explained that he was thrown by two things. I wasn't rolling around in pain if it was serious and two. He was unsure of the reaction I had shown to the pressure on the left side. Moral of the story for me is this. Investigate, don't judge. This doctor had the ball's to and apologise, explain why and take responsibility. At 16, I had the maturity to forgive.

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    cheth mittal Před 21 dnem


  • Thicc Asain
    Thicc Asain Před 21 dnem

    Mike is a mad lad he’s wearing two watches

  • Fddlstxx
    Fddlstxx Před 21 dnem

    Some personality types are naturally paranoid or slightly narcissistic to the extent that they filter all interactions in an extremely self-centered way. When you are self-centered and uninformed about something (i.e. the proper medical application of MRIs), you would take offense to someone offering advice that contradicts your misconceptions. These people are often very sensitive and vindictive when faced with any criticism or what they view to be dissent of any kind. Don't take it personally, Dr. Mike, although it's tough not to. They don't know any better.

  • Dana Fitch
    Dana Fitch Před 21 dnem

    Hey doc, sounds like he was just selfish and didn't like not getting his way, what he wanted. Regardless of the fact that it is YOUR job to act on our best physical interest. Smh. Keep it up man. #Doctor_Mike_Rox

  • ツSupreme
    ツSupreme Před 22 dny

    Almost thought it was a lawsuit lol.

  • Danielle Weiss
    Danielle Weiss Před 22 dny

    i'm going to the doctors tomorrow for a bump on my neck, i hope the doctor is as hot as dr mike

  • Donna Hogan
    Donna Hogan Před 22 dny

    Ok. If I'm not at all sick, but I just wanna see what my insides look like... can I get an MRI? Like, obviously I don't want to use up equipment that could help actual patients.

  • Sara Ribera Marrero
    Sara Ribera Marrero Před 22 dny

    You're such a good doctor, you seem to really worry for your patients genuinely, not everyone is like that, so well done!

  • Honor Finnegan
    Honor Finnegan Před 22 dny

    I had the same thing happen to me where I had back pain and my doctor referred me to a sports chiropractor instead because he explained that those sorts of problems can’t really be fixed with drugs or scans or things like that.
    It was actually a better option to go to the sports specialist because what she explained was that GPs usually look at the problem and try to fix that so as a doctor he saw lower back pain but she saw unaligned hip joints and bunch of other things. It was really helpful having everything explained simply and more brief because sometimes when a load of secondary information is told all at once it’s difficult to understand the main point. It really helped me as an athlete cause we’re programmed to kind of get really worried as soon as anything starts hurting for a long time but it took it all away

  • Femke van de Ven
    Femke van de Ven Před 22 dny

    I just found your channel yesterday, but I think it's really interesting! In this way I get to see how some docters think and hopefully it will one day make me less scared to go to my own doctor for something. So thanks for that!!

  • FuinOhtar
    FuinOhtar Před 22 dny

    What we learned is that the patient is a giant cry baby.

  • Ghada Ch
    Ghada Ch Před 22 dny

    Truely that was so inspiring. if a patient came in asking me for an MRI, thinking they know better what their condition requires it would make me soooo annoyed.

  • Elisabeth Petersen
    Elisabeth Petersen Před 22 dny

    As a nurse who worked on a backsurgical ward (in Denmark), we always prefer psysiotherapy before surgery

  • T K
    T K Před 23 dny

    Oh my... If patient has back pain and in MRI there IS something in that area, it is most likely the reason for patient's symptoms. Just because many people have changes in MRI without symptoms, doesn't mean they can't cause symptoms at some cases. MRI is NEVER useless. Why are you so scared of MRI? You're afraid that patients will stick to non-valid findings? So what? It's your job to assure them AFTER MRI if some findings cause problems or not. You CAN'T say there's nothing wrong if you don't take MRI first, you don't after all have xray or magnetic sight. Communication didn't break down, you just didn't do the most important examination you should do with chronic back pain.
    My doctor told me the same that you did (that is a mantra you use when you don't understand what MRI is really used for). I went to MRI anyway and - oh boy - changes were so big that they did surgery immediately. Without MRI - if I've listened the doctor - the treatment would be "painkillers and movement" which is the worst you can do in my situation.

  • Meg Boatman
    Meg Boatman Před 23 dny

    I honestly would rather have a doctor who takes the time to explain things in detail than a doctor who is blunt
    I think its great to have a good rapport with your doctor if you see them regularly so that they can understand you and what's going on in your life.