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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by tossie101(f): 9:39pm On Aug 31, 2018
Hm
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by IZIBLAZE4JESUS(m): 9:39pm On Aug 31, 2018
Being a health practitioner myself, i can say most of what you said up there are true having also passed through some nonchalant attitude of some Nurses (in particular ). However u must also try to view thibgs from The Doctors point of view. Most hospitals are understaffed, un equipped and unfit for top services as compared to those outside the country. This doesn't give room for any lackadaisical attitude bt it sure foes have an effect on the Health workers too

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by babajeje123(m): 9:39pm On Aug 31, 2018
tensazangetsu20:
Confine abusing them lipsrsealed. Soon enough you won't have anymore doctors as the new graduating ones are all leaving tongue
Stop intimidating us by saying they will leave. Let them leave for all I care. The truth is that many Nigerian doctors are proud and expect people to lick their asses because they spend donkey years in school.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by eyinjuege: 9:39pm On Aug 31, 2018
If you need someone to talk to, get a therapist.
If you want a Dr to spend as much time with you, it's best you go to a good private hospital. They will give you your money's worth.
When you go to a government hospital, their clinic time runs strictly on schedule. They cannot afford to stay longer than necessary in clinic as they have other responsibilities in the hospital. They still have their ward patients to look after, they have presentations to present to their peers and to also learn. Even abroad, you will be lucky if you get 15minutes with your Dr, except in countries like the US/Canada where you actually pay for the time or your insurance pays. Unlike other countries in Europe where their healthcare is almost free.
In clinic, there are hundreds of patients waiting to see them, and you aren't the only one. I'm sure if the patient before you stays too long, you will still complain. and when its your own turn, you won't want to leave on time too. We all know once the time for clinic is over, they will leave. Do you want other patients after you not to be seen?

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Shittaakeem(m): 9:39pm On Aug 31, 2018
Amarabae:
Having gone through your post, I really don't see how the doctors you met offended you,
You came for treatment to be well and not for an interview class with the doc, there are crowd waiting also to be attended to.
If he diagnose you, you have a phone, when you get home, you browse about the issue.
Simple.
You should not be in hospital to count which health professional laughed with you, you should be there to get help and go
angry angry

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Nihilstjnr: 9:39pm On Aug 31, 2018
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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by NWANICHODE: 9:39pm On Aug 31, 2018
Nigeria is a country where a doctor comes to your shop and you cheat him/her cos you think it is your right to collect more money from the doc. But when you are sick you start calling the doc on phone to treat you free.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by cassyrooy(m): 9:40pm On Aug 31, 2018
Lol! Amarabae, biko who suspended your brain?
If you tell me the side effects of any treatment, I can opt out of it, or better still get ready for it.

The op wanting to know anything about her own health is largely her right, as does anyone out there. Whichever medical practitioner that hoard information from patients is nothing but a murderer in the making, he or she is likely to kill them slowly.

To the topic:
Same thing happened to me within the last 2weeks, I fell sick very close to exams and I visited the school clinic, after dragging over 2hrs waiting at the lobby, I finally met a doctor who was nice, Dr. Shittu (whom have handled me before), he spoke with sensitive and knowledge to lemme know about my situation.

I did test and returned the next day, I met another Doctor who just asked questions based on crammed symptoms and experience, I got drugs and took them, honestly, they didn't work.

Rather, I felt nausea and extreme loss of energy and strength, I had to discontinue the drugs some days to my exams cos, I better manage myself than swallow drugs that can't cure what kept me sick.

@MissJoy29 and everyone out there, medical practitioners are just largely ignorant most of the times, manner of speaking is not empathetic, consultation, empirical analysis of sickness have been misused by Nigerian health workers.

My advice, when you visit the hospital, watch carefully how they behave to you, to avoid being treated for other health issues as another.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by nelronaldo(m): 9:40pm On Aug 31, 2018
sirBLUNT:
like seriously? he did not offend her? OK,you walked to the doctor's and complain of some strange monthly blood and you asked why is that and he tells you some gibberish and say this is the solution without telling you the cause and hit the internet to know more...then why the hell is a doc?why not stay at home and hit the net if a doc cannot tell you what you need to know...nigerian doc's are one of the most arrogant and obnoxious set of humans always displaying their demi god braggadocio traits in every little chance they got,making the patient look like he's ignorant and worthless, i've been a victim of their arrogancy and pls we should stop encourage them for their stupidity
Only if you were on the other side

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by murphyibiam15(m): 9:41pm On Aug 31, 2018
Amarabae:
Having gone through your post, I really don't see how the doctors you met offended you,
You came for treatment to be well and not for an interview class with the doc, there are crowd waiting also to be attended to.
If he diagnose you, you have a phone, when you get home, you browse about the issue.
Simple.
You should not be in hospital to count which health professional laughed with you, you should be there to get help and go
same observation... she's probably overreacting...if we should start counting on that both the road side seller to bankers to every sector is guilty

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by nelronaldo(m): 9:41pm On Aug 31, 2018
NWANICHODE:
Nigeria is a country where a doctor comes to your shop and you cheat him/her cos you think it is your right to collect more money from the doc. But when you are sick you start calling the doc on phone to treat you free.
Lol.. Yeah right!
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Icecreamy: 9:41pm On Aug 31, 2018
I haven't really had any bad experience with doctors, it's nurses that usually behave this way.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by ahmEenu(m): 9:42pm On Aug 31, 2018
Amarabae:
Having gone through your post, I really don't see how the doctors you met offended you,
You came for treatment to be well and not for an interview class with the doc, there are crowd waiting also to be attended to.
If he diagnose you, you have a phone, when you get home, you browse about the issue.
Simple.
You should not be in hospital to count which health professional laughed with you, you should be there to get help and go
YOU ARE ONE OF THE DOCTORS SHE IS TALKING ABDUT, THANKS FOR YOUR NONCHALLANT BEHAVIOUR.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by higgs: 9:42pm On Aug 31, 2018
It is really a sad situation. I still remember the first and only time I visited UNTH, Enugu with my late brother. To do an x ray there was a herculean task. A colleague of mine once had an accident and was in the teaching hospital at Nnewi. I was shocked to see how dirty the toilet there was when I visited. The truth is that the quality of service in most of our hospitals is very poor. That is one of the reasons for the relatively low life expectancy in Nigeria today.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by gcof(m): 9:43pm On Aug 31, 2018
Amarabae:
Having gone through your post, I really don't see how the doctors you met offended you,
You came for treatment to be well and not for an interview class with the doc, there are crowd waiting also to be attended to.
If he diagnose you, you have a phone, when you get home, you browse about the issue.
Simple.
You should not be in hospital to count which health professional laughed with you, you should be there to get help and go
are you kidding me?? Patients are like faulty cars and doctors like mechanic. Are you telling me that after a mechanic fixes your car, you don’t ask for the cause to avoid reoccurrence?? As a matter of fact, telling a patient the cause of his/her ailment should be the first thing a well trained doctor does even without being asked

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by cutesmilez(f): 9:43pm On Aug 31, 2018
May God help us in this country. Even the nurses behaviour is something else.......

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by bornolowu(m): 9:44pm On Aug 31, 2018
Baroba:


The funny thing is you don't see them displaying this kind of arrogance when they travel out, I know a Doctor who told me in Nigeria he can experiment, walk someone out of his clinic but his hands are tied in Europe..

It only takes one of these English no nonsense Nurses to get them stuck off it they try that nonsense here.. Na straight reporting one time, before you know it you are facing the GMC..
abroad one doctor is to 400 patients , nigeria, one doctor is to 20000 patients. Do you get the reason now?

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by higgs: 9:45pm On Aug 31, 2018
As for the attitude of doctors, the less said, the better. Everyone is blaming Buhari but in their own little corner, they can't be the positive change they seek.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by emperor94(m): 9:45pm On Aug 31, 2018
Amarabae:
Having gone through your post, I really don't see how the doctors you met offended you,
You came for treatment to be well and not for an interview class with the doc, there are crowd waiting also to be attended to.
If he diagnose you, you have a phone, when you get home, you browse about the issue.
Simple.
You should not be in hospital to count which health professional laughed with you, you should be there to get help and go
I have to say Ma, I'm very disappointed by this opinion of yours much so because I just lost someone very dear to me due mainly to doctors' incompetence. At the end of the day they still charged close to 1M on top person wey dem no save oo. I pray you don't have an experience such as mine... Finally, my guess is that you are in the Medical field.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by alezzy13: 9:46pm On Aug 31, 2018
I Wonder why peeps are bashing amarabae. What she said largely applies in most of our settings. In as much as I do concede SOME docs can be arrogant prics, I think its important to appreciate the conditions under which they work, particularly those in public hospitals.

If anything, I think your frustration should be channeled to the government of the day for neglecting the health sector as a whole.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Stallion93(m): 9:46pm On Aug 31, 2018
The government is the cause, Imagine a country where doctors go on strike, NMA and Johesu are always at war for no rational cause, mind u even CMDs in those hospitals go abroad for sneezing. That's why it's not particular to just 1 hospital, when smth gets global then the central Power is at fault, plz direct your grievance to the government. And those doctors that attend to u can't wait to leave this Shiithole

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by gcof(m): 9:47pm On Aug 31, 2018
eyinjuege:
If you need someone to talk to, get a therapist.
If you want a Dr to spend as much time with you, it's best you go to a good private hospital. They will give you your money's worth.
When you go to a government hospital, their clinic time runs strictly on schedule. They cannot afford to stay longer than necessary in clinic as they have other responsibilities in the hospital. They still have their ward patients to look after, they have presentations to present to their peers and to also learn. Even abroad, you will be lucky if you get 15minutes with your Dr, except in countries like the US/Canada where you actually pay for the time or your insurance pays. Unlike other countries in Europe where their healthcare is almost free.
In clinic, there are hundreds of patients waiting to see them, and you aren't the only one. I'm sure if the patient before you stays too long, you will still complain. and when its your own turn, you won't want to leave on time too. We all know once the time for clinic is over, they will leave. Do you want other patients after you not to be seen?

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by neezar: 9:48pm On Aug 31, 2018
Nihilstjnr:
afrodoc2 afrodoc neezar unlimited22 bigkesh diggz
Smiles

Can't really blame her....The influx of patients coming to most teaching hospitals are always massive....Coupled with the frustration in medical school

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by ozo13(m): 9:48pm On Aug 31, 2018
sirBLUNT:
like seriously? he did not offend her? OK,you walked to the doctor's and complain of some strange monthly blood and you asked why is that and he tells you some gibberish and say this is the solution without telling you the cause and hit the internet to know more...then why the hell is a doc?why not stay at home and hit the net if a doc cannot tell you what you need to know...nigerian doc's are one of the most arrogant and obnoxious set of humans always displaying their demi god braggadocio traits in every little chance they got,making the patient look like he's ignorant and worthless, i've been a victim of their arrogancy and pls we should stop encourage them for their stupidity
hmmm
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by otunbadan(m): 9:50pm On Aug 31, 2018
Amarabae:
Having gone through your post, I really don't see how the doctors you met offended you,
You came for treatment to be well and not for an interview class with the doc, there are crowd waiting also to be attended to.
If he diagnose you, you have a phone, when you get home, you browse about the issue.
Simple.
You should not be in hospital to count which health professional laughed with you, you should be there to get help and go

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by Yohh: 9:50pm On Aug 31, 2018
Shittaakeem:

angry angry
Beautiful response, thank u.
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by BabbanBura(m): 9:50pm On Aug 31, 2018
MissJoy29:

God Bless you sir! At least someone gets it.

Funny thing is, just by your post you can pass for one that is arrogant herself! I may be worng though but u strike me as such
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by IMASTEX: 9:52pm On Aug 31, 2018
MissJoy29
Nigerians are very religious not because they truly loved or want to serve God. It is simply the last thing to give them hope. Go to an hospital for treatment of leg injury. If you're very very lucky to live there alive. Be rest assured you will live with head, hand, back injuries. My sister went for typhoid treatment in a Federal Teaching Hospital. Guess what?! She ended up almost having a total ear damage occasioned by the doctors prescription.

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Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by BabbanBura(m): 9:52pm On Aug 31, 2018
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Tnx Bro
Re: My Thoughts About Nigeria Medical Doctors. by BabbanBura(m): 9:54pm On Aug 31, 2018
eyinjuege:
If you need someone to talk to, get a therapist.
If you want a Dr to spend as much time with you, it's best you go to a good private hospital. They will give you your money's worth.
When you go to a government hospital, their clinic time runs strictly on schedule. They cannot afford to stay longer than necessary in clinic as they have other responsibilities in the hospital. They still have their ward patients to look after, they have presentations to present to their peers and to also learn. Even abroad, you will be lucky if you get 15minutes with your Dr, except in countries like the US/Canada where you actually pay for the time or your insurance pays. Unlike other countries in Europe where their healthcare is almost free.
In clinic, there are hundreds of patients waiting to see them, and you aren't the only one. I'm sure if the patient before you stays too long, you will still complain. and when its your own turn, you won't want to leave on time too. We all know once the time for clinic is over, they will leave. Do you want other patients after you not to be seen?

Thank you

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