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View Poll Results: Your doctors gender
I'm a woman who prefers to be treated by a man doctor 11 4.31%
I'm a woman who prefers to be treated by a woman doctor 52 20.39%
I'm a man who prefers to be treated by a man doctor 57 22.35%
I'm a man who prefers to be treated by a woman doctor 20 7.84%
I truly don't care about the gender of my doctor 115 45.10%
Voters: 255. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-26-2013, 02:59 PM
 
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But he had on UNDERWEAR and a gown!
The reasons why one is not comfortable with a certain doctor are irrelevant. You just aren't and it's no one's business.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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I would got a different hospital then.
So you would refuse or defer care simply based on your gender preferences.

For as much as you are getting worked up about this, women for a very long time simply have had no choice but to be seen by male physicians.

For example I had surgery about 10 years ago...I don't think there were any surgeons locally that were female. It would have seemed ludicrous to search for one while my need for surgery was something that couldn't be postponed for days.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:04 PM
 
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I would got a different hospital then.
Except the poster in question was in a car accident recently, refused to go to the hospital when the ambulance arrived, suffered headaches and dizziness and other symptoms, finally went to a doctor and found out he has a brain injury, rejected treatment, refused to stay when it was recommended that he stay to be monitored at least overnight, has a father who works in that hospital and complains he treats his son like a five-year-old, and went -back- to the hospital afterall. And rejected the doctor because she's female.

In short - this person isn't looking for advice, or even to offer an opinion. He's looking for people to say he's right.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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So you would refuse or defer care simply based on your gender preferences.
Yes, it's a preference like any other.

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For as much as you are getting worked up about this, women for a very long time simply have had no choice but to be seen by male physicians.
That is no one's fault. Not mine and not yours. It was simply what it was.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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Except the poster in question was in a car accident recently, refused to go to the hospital when the ambulance arrived, suffered headaches and dizziness and other symptoms, finally went to a doctor and found out he has a brain injury, rejected treatment, refused to stay when it was recommended that he stay to be monitored at least overnight, has a father who works in that hospital and complains he treats his son like a five-year-old, and went -back- to the hospital afterall. And rejected the doctor because she's female.

In short - this person isn't looking for advice, or even to offer an opinion. He's looking for people to say he's right.
About rejecting the doctor, well, it was his right. Nothing to be done about it. I don't have to fly on an airline that I dislike.

He's actually very sensible for not wanting to waste resources right away. By going home he was not only more comfortable (which speeds up the recovery), he was also freeing up a bed to someone else. He's more responsible than most patients.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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Yes, it's a preference like any other.



That is no one's fault. Not mine and not yours. It was simply what it was.
So you'd potentially endanger your health over your refusal to see a female physician?
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:13 PM
 
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About rejecting the doctor, well, it was his right. Nothing to be done about it. I don't have to fly on an airline that I dislike.

He's actually very sensible for not wanting to waste resources right away. By going home he was not only more comfortable (which speeds up the recovery), he was also freeing up a bed to someone else. He's more responsible than most patients.
Actually he didn't seem very responsible at all.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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So you'd potentially endanger your health over your refusal to see a female physician?
Yes, no female doctor is ever touching me while I'm conscious. If it happens while unconscious, it surely will change as soon I would wake up.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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Actually he didn't seem very responsible at all.
If more people acted like him, health costs go down like a Facebook stock. No wonder people complain they wait so much in the ER. You don't go to the ER when you cut a finger.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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If more people acted like him, health costs go down like a Facebook stock. No wonder people complain they wait so much in the ER. You don't go to the ER when you cut a finger.
Perhaps you're not really understanding what a brain injury means. A brain injury isn't a cut finger. It's the kind of thing that - left untreated - can cause you to die a very painful death.
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