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Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Truth ()
Date: September 29, 2009 01:53PM

Yes, they could be fresh out of med school and it may seem like they were more up to date, but would you seriously feel comfortable if little Jr had to operate on you? Im not sure I would.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: September 29, 2009 01:57PM

this is disappointing, i thought your were talking about Doctor Who. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_who


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Why Not ()
Date: September 29, 2009 01:59PM

Age would not factor into it for me. I trust that the person would know what they are doing. MDs have to go through residency requirements, so even the newest doctors have practical experience. A good doctor is a good doctor.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: immaterial ()
Date: September 29, 2009 02:02PM

It doesn't really matter. Soon, the choice will not be yours. How old do you think that GS-11 will be when he/she is operating on you?

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Why Not ()
Date: September 29, 2009 02:02PM

Tom Baker was by far the best Doctor. I still remember seeing the Talons of Weng-Chiang when I was 5 or 6 and shitting my pants in fear of Mr. Sin.

Gravis Wrote:
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> this is disappointing, i thought your were talking
> about Doctor Who.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_who

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Date: September 29, 2009 02:14PM

Why Not Wrote:
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> Tom Baker was by far the best Doctor.

He was also pared up with the choicest pieces of ass...

tom_baker_elisabeth_sladen.jpgLeela.jpg

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Wahhh ()
Date: September 29, 2009 02:16PM

I second that.

>He was also pared up with the choicest pieces of ass...

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 29, 2009 02:37PM

Truth Wrote:
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> Yes, they could be fresh out of med school and it
> may seem like they were more up to date, but would
> you seriously feel comfortable if little Jr had to
> operate on you? Im not sure I would.


doogie_howser.jpgBlessed are the murderous.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Max Casella ()
Date: September 29, 2009 02:39PM

That's gay.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: TefD187 ()
Date: September 29, 2009 04:16PM

Only if it was Dr.Quinn
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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Thurston Moore ()
Date: September 29, 2009 10:02PM

Let me turn that around on you...

Would you trust a doctor who was over 50?

The closer that doctor is to retirement, the less likely he is to be up on the latest technology and procedures, and also the less likely that he will be shit canned for screwing up.

Having spent the last 6 months around hospitals because of my mother, I can tell you a lot of the doctors who deal with patients on a day-to-day basis are all very young. Some in their late 20's. But they know what they are doing, and they wouldn't be working there if they didn't meet the requirements of that hospital.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: September 29, 2009 10:11PM

Ive only ever caught random Dr Who episodes on PBS when I was a kid but he seemed really cool with his british accent and rapier like wits. TARDIS!

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Truth1 ()
Date: September 29, 2009 10:26PM

Thurston Moore Wrote:
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> Let me turn that around on you...
>
> Would you trust a doctor who was over 50?
>
> The closer that doctor is to retirement, the less
> likely he is to be up on the latest technology and
> procedures, and also the less likely that he will
> be shit canned for screwing up.
>
> Having spent the last 6 months around hospitals
> because of my mother, I can tell you a lot of the
> doctors who deal with patients on a day-to-day
> basis are all very young. Some in their late
> 20's. But they know what they are doing, and they
> wouldn't be working there if they didn't meet the
> requirements of that hospital.


A Dr. over 50 is hardly senile. In fact, they would probably be at their peak in their 50s. Now a Dr over 75, maybe I would have trouble with.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: September 29, 2009 10:28PM

Thurston Moore Wrote:
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> Would you trust a doctor who was over 50?
>
> The closer that doctor is to retirement, the less
> likely he is to be up on the latest technology and
> procedures, and also the less likely that he will
> be shit canned for screwing up.

+ 0.5... it depends on what the "doctor" is doing. A pediatrician over 50 has seen it all and is going to be a great resource. I don't think 50 is a bad age for a surgeon at all, but I wouldn't have a problem with a surgeon who is younger who has five or ten years of experience.

The newbees are going to be in smaller towns earning their wings. If they are here then they are generally going to be competitive in talent with anyone.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Vince(1) ()
Date: September 29, 2009 10:34PM

I try and always pick young doctors...I am impressed by young people who have worked hard and made something of themselves. Then there are those who spend way too much time on FFXU!

Registered Voter...a Big talking coward..big man on FFXU...little man in life.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/29/2009 10:35PM by Vince(1).

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Thurston Moore ()
Date: September 29, 2009 10:41PM

Truth1 Wrote:
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> A Dr. over 50 is hardly senile. In fact, they
> would probably be at their peak in their 50s. Now
> a Dr over 75, maybe I would have trouble with.

I said nothing about senility.

I know for a fact that older doctors are farther removed from the latest knowledge being taught in med schools. Some keep up with it as best they can, others surround themselves with younger doctors in order to compensate for the gap in knowledge between when they graduated from med school and now, so of course I'm not saying that all doctors over 50 are bad, I am simply saying in matters of the latest knowledge about a disease or surgical procedure, I'd go with a doctor with 5 or 10 year's experience over a doctor with 20 or more year's experience.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Thurston Moore ()
Date: September 29, 2009 10:44PM

pgens Wrote:
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>
> + 0.5... it depends on what the "doctor" is doing.
> A pediatrician over 50 has seen it all and is
> going to be a great resource. I don't think 50 is
> a bad age for a surgeon at all, but I wouldn't
> have a problem with a surgeon who is younger who
> has five or ten years of experience.
>
> The newbees are going to be in smaller towns
> earning their wings. If they are here then they
> are generally going to be competitive in talent
> with anyone.


Obviously there are some fields of medicine where the older the doctor is, the better. Or, in particular circumstances, like for interpreting a chest x-ray when there's some question about there being an embolism, or just a mucuous plug, or whether the lesion is cancer or just scarring due to age/disease, whatever.

But if you're at a hosptial in this area, the older doctors are good for that sort of "consult" and the younger doctors are better for the "so now that we know what it is, what are you going to do to make me healthy again?"

For an OB/GYN, the older the better. For an OB/GYN Oncologist, I would say the more recent his education, the better, balanced with some experience, of course.

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The function of conservatives is not to meet every liberal program or scheme with a denunciation or a destructive counterscheme, but rather to weigh its advantages and defects, supporting the first and challenging the second. A declaration of ideological warfare against liberalism is by its nature profoundly unconservative. It meets perceived radicalism with a counterradicalism of its own.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/29/2009 10:47PM by Thurston Moore.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Date: September 29, 2009 10:51PM

I trust the older veterinarians more than the young ones. The vet my Master takes me (when he can afford it) is in her late 50s, and she is the sweetest woman you will ever meet.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Muffins Jenkins ()
Date: September 30, 2009 09:26AM

The vet my master takes me to is sweet to. She always remembers the vaseline when inserting her finger into my anus. MEEEEEEOOOOWWWWWWW.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Vince(one) ()
Date: September 30, 2009 10:04AM

Vince(1) Wrote:
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> I try and always pick young doctors...I am
> impressed by young people who have worked hard and
> made something of themselves.

On second thought, I am wrong and want to retract that statement. My hunch is that young doctors are sons and daughters of privilege who were give all they have on a silver platter rather than worked hard for themselves.

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: September 30, 2009 10:51AM

Gravis Wrote:
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> this is disappointing, i thought your were talking
> about Doctor Who.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_who


Me too. I trust Dr. Who

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: September 30, 2009 10:53AM

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Re: Could you trust a Dr who was under 35?
Posted by: False ()
Date: September 30, 2009 12:00PM


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