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When surgeon shopping ends up with just facility shopping…

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“Hello! And again!” I happily greeted this patient sitting on my clinic chair. He smiled back , albeit sheepishly and said  “Sorry doc!” . “Don’t mention it, it is your right by the way”. I saw this patient about 2 months prior to this consult in one of my other clinic in another institution. He…

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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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Why I threw a patient’s ‘counsel’ out of my clinic

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It’s not uncommon to see a patient or a patient’s relative bringing along some unrelated individual as “counsel” in your clinic. This counsel is unique among my Filipino patients and such counsel’s role has baffled me ever since I started my medical career. Roles, that to my knowledge broadly range from just plain ambulatory assistant…

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