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Do you charge professional fees for additional procedures done to address complications or morbidity?

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This question was thrown on me recently by a newbie colleague who was agonizing on whether or not to charge patients for an additional procedure he did to address a complication. I instantly went blank thinking what to say. In the field of medicine or at least here in the Philippines, there’s really no hard and fast rules on…

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Lesser Surgeons?

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I’m amazed at how surgeons in provinces surpass the seemingly insurmountable odds besetting their practice. I’ve heard of horrifying stories regarding provincial practice during my training, that I sometimes wince at the thought that me too shall join their ranks soon when I get back to my hometown.  Then I got the first hand “feel”…

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What should a dissatisfied patient do regarding their physician’s “bad” service

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Recently, I’ve been receiving   complaints from patients regarding some attending physician’s “quality” of service. Complaints like, “the doc saw me late already” or “my waiting time is far longer than my physician encounter time”  or “this was not explained to me” or  the difficulty of some patients (or relatives) to talk to their physicians. In…

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