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Old 19 May 2019, 07:23 PM   #151
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Syed, thatís just being prejudice. And as you said, a lot of people are that way, but thatís not what this is. When youíre hiring a doctor, itís important to understand who they are. The quickest way is to look at their decisions. I dont want a doctor taking care of me with a frugality (shitty watch) mindset. And thatís what that invicta screamed out! Being cheap is different however.

If a doctor has tattoos Iím ok with it. If theyíre shitty tattoos however.....
Hard to believe this...

This is right up there with the most ridiculous thing's I've ever heard.

Maybe the guy has zero interest in watches other than to tell the time and just wanted a reasonable priced functioning watch or maybe it was a gift. Whatever.

Not everyone wants to spend thousands on a watch, can't see how it reflects on his medical knowledge.
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Old 19 May 2019, 07:29 PM   #152
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^^^

Doesn't Bill Gates wear a Casio?

F**k taking advice about computers from him.

Obviously a know nothing...
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Old 19 May 2019, 10:57 PM   #153
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I notice watches, and don't recall one doctor with an expensive watch. So my supposition all long has been this is the established norms in the profession.

If that's the case, I think it is good practice.
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Old 19 May 2019, 11:30 PM   #154
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Hard to believe this...

This is right up there with the most ridiculous thing's I've ever heard.

Maybe the guy has zero interest in watches other than to tell the time and just wanted a reasonable priced functioning watch or maybe it was a gift. Whatever.

Not everyone wants to spend thousands on a watch, can't see how it reflects on his medical knowledge.
you can imagine up anything you want to justify it. Do that for yourself and your own doctor.
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Old 19 May 2019, 11:31 PM   #155
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^^^

Doesn't Bill Gates wear a Casio?

F**k taking advice about computers from him.

Obviously a know nothing...
Casio makes great techy watches, a good choice for him.
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Old 19 May 2019, 11:48 PM   #156
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yes, some doctors wear Rolex. But I barely notice because I'm too busy missing the cheaper, faster, and better quality healthcare in Hong Kong and Korea
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Old 20 May 2019, 12:45 AM   #157
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While this isn’t probably the right forum to discuss the merits of various healthcare models, I do feel saddened by my own experiences, that is all I can really comment upon. I am happy that some of my other UK colleagues have not encountered similar issues and feel able/comfortable wearing their watches to work, it’s just not been my own experience. It also applies to cars, me and my partners are careful to park expensive cars out of sight and those with second cars/‘run arounds’ usually bring them to work, again I’m happy if others don’t feel this way. Don’t get me wrong, the NHS does have some merits, especially for those that would otherwise be left behind in a more commercialised model. With regard to Castro... I don’t think my comments apply to champagne socialists LOL!
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Old 20 May 2019, 01:29 AM   #158
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yes, some doctors wear Rolex. But I barely notice because I'm too busy missing the cheaper, faster, and better quality healthcare in Hong Kong and Korea
I was paying $800 a month to be covered in the USA and had to spend $7000 for it to even be used. So now Iím paying $250 a year to be covered in the USA with no deductible. I just have to step foot in Canada for a day every 30 days, or pay about $5 a day until I return.
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Old 20 May 2019, 01:32 AM   #159
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While this isnít probably the right forum to discuss the merits of various healthcare models, I do feel saddened by my own experiences, that is all I can really comment upon. I am happy that some of my other UK colleagues have not encountered similar issues and feel able/comfortable wearing their watches to work, itís just not been my own experience. It also applies to cars, me and my partners are careful to park expensive cars out of sight and those with second cars/Ďrun aroundsí usually bring them to work, again Iím happy if others donít feel this way. Donít get me wrong, the NHS does have some merits, especially for those that would otherwise be left behind in a more commercialised model. With regard to Castro... I donít think my comments apply to champagne socialists LOL!
Weather itís right or wrong you canít blame someone in the US who has to declare bankruptcy due to medical costs or has their house leaned to be upset seeing the doctors parking lot full of Porscheís and Ferrariís.
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Old 20 May 2019, 01:40 AM   #160
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I was paying $800 a month to be covered in the USA and had to spend $7000 for it to even be used. So now Iím paying $250 a year to be covered in the USA with no deductible. I just have to step foot in Canada for a day every 30 days, or pay about $5 a day until I return.
medicine is soaking up 25% of our economy. doctors also often act condescending, but I was a far better student than the average person heading to a US med school anyway. its not the pinnacle of society IMO but they can go ahead and wear a Rolex, that aspect doesn't bother me
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Old 20 May 2019, 01:48 AM   #161
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Wow. Watch forum much?

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Old 20 May 2019, 02:11 AM   #162
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I remember years ago I went for a check up by a new doctor, and I thought I noticed him wearing a Daytona. Once I got a better look, he was actually wearing an Invicta! I know it sounds crazy but I refused the check up and walked out. Maybe it was stupid but I believe someones watch gives a glimpse of that persons decision making and character. My current doc wears a 5 dig bluesey sub.
Totally irrational train of thought, but well done to owning up.
Btw, were you wearing a watch at the time of the encounter?
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Old 20 May 2019, 06:21 AM   #163
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Just a PhD, but I waited until my later years as a psychotherapist to wear the watches I wanted to wear. I didn’t want to cast any images that would distract from my work. In my later years I wore everything from a Sub to a Day-Date. I guess I got too old to care and patients would never care what a fifty-year-old was wearing.
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Old 20 May 2019, 09:16 AM   #164
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This Dr does. Either a Milgauss or Submariner.
If I have a WIS patient they will often strike up conversation about it and it breaks down barriers. Not consciously aware of anyone judging me the other way but were they to do so I would observe it with wry amusement in the knowledge it is telling me something useful about their own prejudices and psychopathology.
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Old 20 May 2019, 09:50 AM   #165
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[QUOTE=Art 1;9650338]Weather it’s right or wrong you can’t blame someone in the US who has to declare bankruptcy due to medical costs or has their house leaned to be upset seeing the doctors parking lot full of Porsche’s and Ferrari’s.[/]

As a physician I will agree that healthcare in this country is broken, but I wish I could tell you that the MDs are getting as much as you think. When looking at those crazy hospital bills of 100k plus for staying, the physician component is minuscule in that overall bill. The overwhelming majority goes to medications.
Medicine costs in the US are absurd.
And it gets worse every year. Medicare reimbursement for a procedure that I commonly perform went down by 20% this year alone.
Sorry to hijack thread.
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Old 20 May 2019, 11:21 AM   #166
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I do not wear any of my watches while treating patients. I just think it sends the wrong message. That’s me personally.

Have I forgotten and left a 67-01 or 67-02 on yes, but I feel like that’s the least of my concerns as patients would have no idea what the RM is.

I truly think it depends on where you practice. My main practice is in a smaller Denver suburb with a much lower median income. If I were practicing in my city location, I think it’s a totally different story.
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Old 20 May 2019, 11:24 AM   #167
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Old 20 May 2019, 11:53 PM   #168
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Emergency physician here. I wore a Rolex every day. The only people who ever commented on my watch were career criminals and gangsters, and they always gave me a wink and a chuckle when they did.

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Yes, but I draw the line at some of those gold-plated stethoscopes.
I was given one as a gift, and I used it daily too. Maybe because I wore boring scrubs and running shoes every day of my career.

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I know several doctors that smoke.
I received lots of comments as I smoked a cigar wearing a Rolex and riding my Harley. I once presented a case at a conference in front of 200 ER docs about a biker struck by lightning. I asked how many attendees rode motorcycles. Two raised their hand.
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Old 21 May 2019, 12:13 AM   #169
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I received lots of comments as I smoked a cigar wearing a Rolex and riding my Harley. I once presented a case at a conference in front of 200 ER docs about a biker struck by lightning. I asked how many attendees rode motorcycles. Two raised their hand.
Whoa! Those are some sh!tty odds to get struck while riding. Also, of the two doctors that raised their hands, was there a Rolex on either of their wrists?
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Old 21 May 2019, 12:41 AM   #170
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Whoa! Those are some sh!tty odds to get struck while riding. Also, of the two doctors that raised their hands, was there a Rolex on either of their wrists?
I should have asked for a show of wrists.

The biker was struck on the head driving down the highway. He was wearing a helmet. The lightning exited through his feet. He crashed into a water-filled ditch and survived, though for days he didn't know if he was a biker or a potted plant.
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Old 21 May 2019, 01:44 AM   #171
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I should have asked for a show of wrists.

The biker was struck on the head driving down the highway. He was wearing a helmet. The lightning exited through his feet. He crashed into a water-filled ditch and survived, though for days he didn't know if he was a biker or a potted plant.
OMFG I just shuddered reading that. You can be the safest, most alert mc rider, but when the heavens open up & say "HEY, F*CK THIS GUY *BLAM*," your Snell-approved helmet can't save ya
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Old 21 May 2019, 02:14 AM   #172
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Old 23 May 2019, 11:11 AM   #174
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Don’t know about Drs. But when I was a Fire LT. / EMT I wore a Explorer II and my Irons man a GMT . Our first in district was full of Dr. and other professionals, one EMS run, the PT was wearing a Rolex, but kept looking at ours with a look of puzzlement .
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Old 23 May 2019, 11:54 AM   #175
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Is it safe to wear your Rolex to the doctor??


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Old 23 May 2019, 11:55 AM   #176
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You, ma'am, are asking the hard-hitting questions that the general public needs to know. What if I wear my Rolex to a doctor, and that doctor is wearing a Rolex. Do I get better patient care? Can we combine Rolexes to create a cure for cancer? Into the WebMD rabbit hole I go...!
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Old 23 May 2019, 12:33 PM   #177
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You, ma'am, are asking the hard-hitting questions that the general public needs to know. What if I wear my Rolex to a doctor, and that doctor is wearing a Rolex. Do I get better patient care? Can we combine Rolexes to create a cure for cancer? Into the WebMD rabbit hole I go...!


Lol. Well said! I am not a maíam however...thereís a stem on the apple!


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Old 23 May 2019, 12:35 PM   #178
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Lol. Well said! I am not a maíam however...thereís a stem on the apple!


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Aye aye, ma'... I mean, miss! (I think that's what you mean by stem & apple?)

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Lol. Not quite...Iím Irish and named Shannon from the town in Ireland...Iím 100% all male!


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MEGA FACEPALM. Sorry bud
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