Doctor Reacts to Medical TikTok Controversy

2020-ж., 8-янв.
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There has been a lot of news covering a few Tik Tok videos made by medial professionals. They have been accused of having poor taste and even mocking patients. Some responses went as far as saying that Doctors shouldn't be on social media. I thought this would be a great opportunity to discuss this delicate subject and chat medical some! Huge thank you to Sarah Mojarad for chatting with me about her findings and experience!
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  • You have 6 million

    Gløry GamerGløry GamerСаат мурун
  • I worked in the medical office arena for 10+ years (as an office assistant and then referral coordinator then office assistant again) and I learned a lot in that time from the providers I worked with at our clinic. I also learned a lot from patients, especially about misinformation and where people go to get that misinformation. With so many people going to or calling into their dr's office and asking about something they read online in an article, or saw on Facebook, Instagram, etc., I think that more than ever doctors and other medical professionals need to be going online to combat the misinformation people are finding. I love what you and DMJ and other medical professionals, PROFESSIONALS, are doing for your patients and the public at large. Meeting people where they're at and being accessable in the format that everyone is on (online), it's countering the bad information with good, accurate, actually helpful information people actually need. Hearing from actual doctors about preventive health care, exercise, nutrition, sexual health, mental health, maternity, etc., and not quasi health "experts" is so much more beneficial. Get rid of the cleanses, essential oils, fad diets, crazy exercise recommendations and other insane and "stupid" stuff. Get real information from real doctors and nurses. Thank you Dr. Mike for what you do.

    Syreeta BrownSyreeta Brown3 саат мурун
  • 9:55 (Non-doctor perspective) sometimes an informal online assessment is a patient's only option. Maybe they're chronically ill, undiagnosed, poor, and have already been falsely labeled a drug-seeker by the local emergency room. Maybe they're in an abusive environment and can't get to a doctor for a proper exam without risking violent retaliation. Maybe they're poor, and they want to be sure that a doctor's appointment is warranted before making one. Maybe they want to get a second opinion since they don't necessarily trust their doctor. Maybe they just want to be as informed of a patient as possible. Besides, (IMO) as long as the patient is told to seek an actual doctor for actual advice, I see this as generally doing more good than harm for the patient. In a perfect world, everyone would have convenient access to trustworthy medical care, and there would be no place for anything else. But this isn't a perfect world, now is it?

    octet33octet337 саат мурун
  • 4:20 you need to make a serious video addressing the problem of false Munchausen's/hypochondriasis/backseat doctoring accusations head-on.

    octet33octet337 саат мурун
  • Dr Mike, could you drop the links to the tracks you use on videos lmao they all sound amazing

    Joanne LamJoanne LamКүн мурун
  • i wish my doctor would listen to me,

    TaperedfaerieTaperedfaerieКүн мурун
  • My friend had regularly bad heart palpitations (smoking and energy drink aside but hey :/ ) shecwent to see a doctor, of course at the time of the visit she had nothing to "show", no palpitations, no symphtoms so she was senr home without further tests or any tios or medication. Then on a hot summer day she got a really bed palpitation that ambulance was called THEN they "caught" that she really has problem and got operated later... Meh :/

    Livu SLivu SКүн мурун

    ghostbannighostbanniКүн мурун
  • "There's a growing distrust of medical professionals." Try being in law enforcement.

    fasfanfasfan2 күн мурун
  • I am one of the very many that have a distrust in doctors. When I have some kind of issue (for example, a few months ago my knee started hurting for no reason, and continued to hurt for a couple of weeks), people say to me, "Go to the doctor." I always say, "Why? It'll just be a waste of time." Doctors in general, I feel, just don't take symptoms seriously. I feel ignored and frustrated the majority of the time that I go to a doctor. A couple of years ago I had bronchitis for two months and saw four doctors during that time before one of them finally gave me what I needed to get better, in the meantime I became very depressed because of the lengthy illness. I know there are good doctors, but finding one who will actually care about you as a human being and listen to you, without trying to rush you out the door, is incredibly difficult.

    Abstract SunflowerAbstract Sunflower2 күн мурун
  • Came this far back to say this aged like 100 year old milk...

    Yunior AguilarYunior Aguilar2 күн мурун
  • Yeah, never search up symptoms online, go to your local doctor and get it figured out

    dragon wolfy ʕ ́• ᴥ•̥`ʔdragon wolfy ʕ ́• ᴥ•̥`ʔ3 күн мурун
  • Offended.png

    Rainy dayRainy day3 күн мурун
  • So cocaine...this bish is just thinking that every person that has symptoms related to symptons of drugs has taken drugs. UGH PEOPLE MAKE ME SO MAD. WHY?

    Rainy dayRainy day3 күн мурун
  • Dr. Mike... Idk your clinical experience. Maybe these videos should be in a community of health professionals, because I agree this is sensitive information for the public, but sooooo true for RNs. When I say idk your clinical experience, it’s from the stand point of an RN who watches patients on the floor and get yelled at if I call the doctor for what he or she says is not important enough. Doctors don’t even see patients anymore in the hospital (unless in the ER). They send the nurse in, with iPads to interview and assess the patient... you can auscultate and palpate from an iPad? To me that’s important in your assessment, because if you don’t spend time with patients then of course this isn’t funny or doesn’t hit home. (It’s not funny to me but it doesn’t offend me either) This is a sensitive phrase as well, but it’s like baby sitting. Not everyone complaining is complaining for a legitimate medical reason. As a doctor, again (idk your clinical experience) I wouldn’t expect you to know that because a doctors experience is VASTLY different from that of a nurse or tech. Also, you should know that a chest pain complaint always triggers orders of lab work imaging etc. also, if drugs are suspected, a tox panel. So although medical professionals at feel this way, their labs will determine the course of treatment from them on. “I can’t breath” complaints are assessed with pulse ox and visual assessments etc. None of this is to say there are people who don’t suffer from biases. I have heard stories of that as well, BUT there are more times than not that people exaggerate symptoms or create them for attention. Also, it has been my experience that it’s usually the doctor that makes the final decision which causes the patient to be harmed or continue on in their state until they find someone to help them. With that said, I’ve seen some nurses that just don’t care either and I feel for their patients, but when something is truly wrong, please believe those same nurses that don’t care are going to do everything in their power which included alerting the physician, to fix it. (Because they don’t want to lose their license) When I was training on the floor, it was a scary thing to be the one to have to assess whether the patient was really in distress or not. This long comment is just to say there is truth to the TikToks and as offensive as they are to people who have been wrongly dismissed, it is also a truth in healthcare from the perspective of an RN. It also opens a Channel for discussion and to bring us back to reality, from stories of people who have been discriminated on, and the outcome of those discriminations (not racial, medical. I’m not making this a race thing by saying discrimination). I thinks these TikToks were truths and instead of being offended just open up dialogue. So sorry for the long comment lol. This is just a loaded subject and I didn’t want to be offensive, but I also wanted to be honest.

    Keisha MarieKeisha Marie3 күн мурун
  • I wish you followed your own advice sir

    Flawed LogicFlawed Logic3 күн мурун
    • Nice😂

      Avenis J.Avenis J.3 күн мурун
  • Several months ago, I felt my heart racing and couldn't breathe properly. Then I told my mom about it and she panicked so I was taken to the hospital. It was in the midst of the night and it was nearly dawn but we got there. As we got there, we were not taken to the doctor because "she was not available at those hours". Instead, the nurse checked me and put pulse oximeter on my finger to observe my breathing. Then it turned out to be just normal so I was kinda relieved but still anxious because I was feeling fine when they put that thing on me. I felt fine as we got there so the nurse was kinda confused. So he told us to go and go back in "check up hours" so the doctor could check up on me for peace of mind. So we did that. We got home and got back to the hospital and had the check up. But the doctor just told us both my mom that we were just "overreacting". And she even scolded us for going there that last night and not saying "we need to see the doctor" but instead saying "we needed cHeCk Up" and that their nurses and staffs does their jobs properly ....... Wtf?? I was puzzled tf. But anyways she told us it was just a cold and I was just oVeRrEaCtIng. She gave me medicine for CoLdS. But days, weeks and months later, I still felt the same and were actually getting worst. My heart was beating so fast and I could barely breathe. It felt like there was something big stuck in my nose. But I didn't wanna go back to that doctor 🙄. So we got to a different hospital and doctor. That's when I found out I had hyperthyroidism and anxiety.

    Chim. myChim. my4 күн мурун
  • I had what I believe was a seizure and broke my leg a few years ago when I was 19. It was after a Halloween party and when I went to the hospital (mostly because I couldn’t walk), my broken leg was diagnosed but the doctor insisted must have been on drugs I wasn’t telling him about so he didn’t care to run any tests for the seizure.

    toni trovatotoni trovato4 күн мурун
  • I find it funny

    Falicia HawkinsFalicia Hawkins4 күн мурун
  • The only time I've been to the ER was when I got hurt and they said I probably bruised the bone which is probably true and they said I could walk it off. A year later, I've gone to a specialist, a chiropractor, and done physical therapy. I'm bout to talk to my doctor about getting an MRI. I have scoliosis and chronic back pain and the X-rays really don't show anything. I understand that the hospital only took imaging of my hips but still. Oh btw my hips were like.....idk. Basically one side drops down and causes one leg to look longer and me to walk weird. Sooooooooo I'm slightly mad but I slightly understand.

    Claire AdkinsClaire Adkins4 күн мурун
  • When my papa was 20 and he was getting very ill from drugs and his life was in a fog . He’s healthy now and in his 50’s but and I really hate when people joke Abt drugs it’s not ok.

    Tech AestheticTech Aesthetic4 күн мурун
  • Would love to see Mike react to Dr Ken's drama - Dr Ken

    Danson OngDanson Ong4 күн мурун
  • Agree on the profiling. I went to an ER with recurring stomach pains. Even though I honestly answered questions about my lifestyle, I was written off as having pancretitus with the doc legit saying "well you're right around that age going out a lot.." (I was 33 at the time and socially drank about once a month, if that.) I wound up seeking a second opinion. And no, I didn't have pancretitus.

    Kitrina CervantesKitrina Cervantes5 күн мурун

    Kelynn RoseKelynn Rose5 күн мурун
  • Last time I went to the doctor, after having suffered with an unknown illness for months that has severely affected my life, they just implied there was nothing wrong with me, walked out and started joking and having a good laugh over me when they thought I was out of earshot. Not my first bad experience with a doctor. Last time this happened it nearly led to my death. I hate to say it, but I'm one of those people who just doesn't trust doctors anymore. So many are jaded and uncaring. Would really appreciate a good doctor like you in my life.

    Chicken PermissionChicken Permission6 күн мурун
  • Dr Dan says great educative stuff too

    Omoneka AdamsOmoneka Adams6 күн мурун
  • In Hungary we have to study medical communication in University

    Farkas SFarkas S6 күн мурун
  • 3:15 that isn't just "google" it's literally what they teach you in grade school and again in some CPR courses as signs of heart attack. You can have serious problems regardless of your age. And even if they used drugs regardless of what started it, pretty sure drugs usage can lead to heart attacks with even some prescription drugs warning to watch for these signs 🤔 I rarely get mad/upset enough to want to comment like this but this one really did urk me

    Dagget ShafferDagget Shaffer6 күн мурун
  • Stop making tik toks and get to work. I’m tired of seeing medical personnel complain about their job

    John BJohn B7 күн мурун
  • I feel like he’s scolding me lmao

    Lin RegioLin Regio7 күн мурун
  • Is empathy training part of medical school? If not, maybe it should be.

    zan czan c7 күн мурун
  • Hi, i have a question: im crippled

    CamdenCamden7 күн мурун
  • Went undiagnosed for a GAD for a decade because the two doctors I went to accused me of being on meth, and other one suggested Jesus Christ and church.

    Adam MartinAdam Martin7 күн мурун
  • He only has 6 mils subs though

    Kasa EjinkeonyeKasa Ejinkeonye7 күн мурун
  • I was extremely triggered by this. I didn't end up in the ER, but my symptoms were downplayed/dismissed for years because I have a rare condition. I'll be in physical therapy for the rest of my life. I wasn't even seeking drugs. I was seeking physical therapy. They kept trying to proclaim me cured when I have a chronic condition that requires constant maintenance.

    Rachelle S.Rachelle S.7 күн мурун
  • It's all about context

    Nicole R. Wunderink _Nicole R. Wunderink _7 күн мурун
  • These are the mean girls in high school who become nurses

    rat147fuk ;cag'pigrat147fuk ;cag'pig7 күн мурун
  • I was a person that was written off for chest pain and was pretty much told I was crazy by an ER doctor. She made me cry and now I don't trust ER doctors at all

    Deseree SilveyDeseree Silvey8 күн мурун
  • as someone who routinely got ignored when i had medical issues (i now know i have Ehlers danlos syndrome, POTS/dysautonomia, hypothyroidism, and more) i once went to the ER after having major chest pains to the point i could barely move and they sat me in a room and talked to me one time and told me that they didn’t feel anything wrong so there wasn’t anything wrong. i later found out that my ribs are twisted (because of EDS when i was 2 my left side of my skeleton shifted down causing them to twist) and those videos were really offensive because just because you think they are faking it doesn’t mean they are.

    Elisabeth LarsenElisabeth Larsen8 күн мурун
  • About the second video, I went to the E.R. feeling chest pain and it was very strong. The doctor said I had an anxiety crisis, but 2 days after that I looked for another doctor who found out the pain on my chest was coming from my stomach. And I had exams done and found out a huge problem. The e.r. doctor didn't take it seriously.

    Flávia ScalonFlávia Scalon8 күн мурун
  • 9 mil subs? Now he’s at 6 mil

    Insparational ChickenInsparational Chicken8 күн мурун
  • "we know when ya'll are faking" *this is why i had an abortion at 14.*

    peach kisxespeach kisxes8 күн мурун
  • My doctor story is definitely not as bad as a lot of the comments I had a doctor who completely terrifying. I was in 9th grade was having awful chest pain and was throwing up. I didn’t actually have anything severely wrong but I thought I did. (turns out it was heart burn with acid reflux) but I ended up going to the ER Because my chest pain was so bad and I threw up some blood . I was FREAKED out and my mom took me to the ER late at night. The doctor ended up asking me what my grades were in school, if I had a test the next day, if I was just trying to avoid school. It was super frustrating. I had good grades I just wanted to know what was wrong. He said I was fine it was just a little heartburn and acid reflux which probably just left a sore in my throat from throwing up so much and sent me home saying I just needed to take Omeprazole and told me not to waste the ER time for patients who really need it. I felt awful because I did think I needed it, I was totally freaked and ended up feeling like I should never goto the ER again. I didn’t know it was going to be something so simple or I wouldn’t have went late at night to accidentally waste time 😔 after that I had extreme anxiety dealing with doctors but since then I’ve learned there are some amazing ones in the field! I like to think where there’s one mean doctor, there’s likely tons of compassionate ones to combat that. He was luckily the only awful interaction I had with doctors.

    RoseRose9 күн мурун
    • Heart burn is scary and feels terrible. Could have been something worse. I think you were right to go to the ER about it.

      zan czan c7 күн мурун
  • Should’ve uploaded the vid and left, no caption

    Mr. BlockyMr. Blocky9 күн мурун
  • Just a very personal question... i searched you up and i thought you were aingle but goovle said you were dating with our Miss universe Pia haahha from philippines

    Krizza FranciscoKrizza Francisco9 күн мурун
  • Me: I'm choking The Nurse: ....... Me: I'm actually choking The Nurse again: .......

    TheBomberTheBomber9 күн мурун
  • “Moral Cooompass”

    Gilli FishGilli Fish9 күн мурун
  • Am I seeing some grey hairs there, Dr.?

    mediumpurplemediumpurple9 күн мурун
  • The thing that got me about the first video was that, on its own, it seemed pretty harmless. It was the caption that absolutely ruined it.

    Lily ShimizuLily Shimizu9 күн мурун
  • No it wasn't funny. I think think the most fake patients are the "I need pain pills,i'm a 10" but they are playing on their phone or horsing around with a friend/family. This happens a lot in the E.R.

    Lisa G.Lisa G.9 күн мурун
  • When I was in freshman year of high school, I began to feel intense pain during and after gym class. I just didn't recover like other people did. I avoided exercise. Soon, pain episodes would happen every few weeks, then every week, then every day. I went to the doctor, and they told me I needed better posture, more sleep, and MORE physical activity. Appearently, I was just out of shape. I lost the ability to run soon after. My hands would ache whenever I wrote, or drew, or did anything really. So when it came time to do schoolwork or have hobbies...I didn't. Without any social life, good grades, or anything to do, my bipolar depression spiraled until I almost ended my life. I pulled myself up after that, but the pain never faded. It's not that doctor I resent for not believing me that visit. It's my mother, an ER nurse who downplayed and outright denied my pain for years. She pretty much accused me of being a lazy drug-seeker at times, and I hear her complain about all the drug-seeking liars at her job sometimes. I'm an adult now. My new doctor thinks I might have Elners-Danlos Syndrome, but arthritis and fibromyalgia are still on the table. Imagine how much suffering that could have been reduced.

    Sage GraySage Gray10 күн мурун
    • as someone with EDS it can be ROUGH to get a diagnosis because it’s pretty rare, and people don’t believe you most of the time and honestly most people don’t believe me until i turn my hand all the way around and kind of shove it in their face. like one nurse literally said “are you sure you have EDS? it’s kind of a rare diagnosis” and then when the doctor came in i turned my hand all the way around and the look on her face was gold. she looked mortified and honestly it served her right for being judgmental before she even knew the facts

      Elisabeth LarsenElisabeth Larsen8 күн мурун
  • I wasn’t offended but as a RN of 30 years now retired I didn’t find any humor in it. The first one

    Margie JopsonMargie Jopson10 күн мурун
  • This is why I left the medical field. It’s slowly being filled with people that just get get a nursing degree just for the money which is unethical. Doctors are some of the ones to blame because they a lot of the times hire in their private practice women that are attractive to them but have horrible people skills. It’s not gonna change doc mike with all due respect it’s just my opinion of course..I love your videos and it’s sobering to know you at least you listen and humble yourself . I would’ve loved to have worked with doctors and other medical professionals like you sir.. 👍

    Bryant VelazquezBryant Velazquez10 күн мурун
  • the first one reminded me of a nurse when i was young, i was diagnosed with gastric problems and hospitalised, and then they came to give me some sort of treatment regarding needles (idk what was it i was so small) but i DO remember being super scared and crying. the nurse however didn’t even tried to comfort me they were just comparing me to other patients and scolding me, so yea ofc i was even more scared.

    pornessionparrapio’s sonpornessionparrapio’s son10 күн мурун
  • Doubt you can read all these comments but here goes. There are nurses and doctors out there that are really like this. Not all doctors and nurses are decent. Two months ago my dad was dying of congestive heart failure. Before he was transferred from the hospital to the long term facility where he died two weeks later, the hospital he was in before the transfer had the rudest nurses and non-communicative doctors. First, like you said I am not a medical professional but nurses at this hospital never ever informed me only two passcodes for pts. information was allowed to family or a person holding POA. I was in VA and could not go to Chicago due to Covid plus I am diabetic and my doctor was against travel. To the point at one point I began crying and begging to know what was happening because I have a complex family to say the least all I was getting was minimal information. Instead of calming me down (bc in my head I understood the rules but my heart was breaking for my dad) they laughed at me and put me on speaker phone so staff could hear me like I was some kind of joke for them. So these TikToks ring truer to me than maybe you or most because you and most professionals would not behave this way. Having said that, just know there are professionals who would behave this way and it’s despicable.

    ElizabethElizabeth10 күн мурун
  • How 9 million subscribers ..

    Jonathan NoronhaJonathan Noronha10 күн мурун
  • Having a good doctor is SO important. My older brother was having various symptoms and every time he went in he was asked if he was gay. He is, so he said yes, and the docs called an STI test and called it a day. They always came back negative. He was searching for docs who specialize in LGBT+ people and found the one he has now who took him seriously. I actually started seeing her too because I’d been not listened to, misdiagnosed, and kept on medication that I hated since I was a kid. She’s helped me so much, too, even catching that I have ADHD (severe but always overlooked, I was 20 at diagnosis). I’m the only one in my family to not work in healthcare, but even so I can tell you as the patient and the sister of the patient that doctors taking their patients seriously is extremely important.

    ButtonsButtons11 күн мурун
  • I love how Dr.Mike explains things so well 😊

    Julia PolykoffJulia Polykoff11 күн мурун
  • The second tik tok makes me mad cause shes assuming the patient is on drugs when they could legitimately be having a serious medical issue. You dont right ppl off just because they googled their symptoms. We arent doctors. We dont know the things that medical professionals know. It really bothers me when medical professionals are told that the patient is having a problem and they dont even bother looking into it. I told my dr i think i might have diabetic nerve damage cause my feet and hands get tingly sometimes (i had type 1 for about 12 years at that point, i was 15) and she wouldnt even talk about it. She immediately said its not that cause i was too young and moved onto the rest of my appointment

    Brooke LambertonBrooke Lamberton11 күн мурун
  • My dad died from a very preventable condition because his symptoms were written off as heartburn and back pain and consistently downplayed. These tiktoks are disgusting. It makes me absolutely rage seeing them mock patients and treat them like they're "faking". It's heartbreaking. We're talking about people's lives here.

    Spicy Tuna RollSpicy Tuna Roll11 күн мурун
  • my mom is a nurse and she says people look things up on google and it just freaks them out she just tells her patients to never look things up and to just come in because most symptoms lead to multiple other illnesses (she would never make fun of a patient)

    Emma WEmma W11 күн мурун
  • Hi doctor mike i have this condition where in both of my hands and feet are always sweaty like literally. Is it an illness or what?

    Aquino, Edsel Anne R.Aquino, Edsel Anne R.11 күн мурун
  • These are the mean girls in high school who become nurses

    Selepa AlatasiSelepa Alatasi11 күн мурун
  • I was born with a pretty rare medical condition that is treatable with daily tablets and injections. When I was around 20 I got gastro and couldn’t keep these tablets down and so I went into adrenal crisis and had to go to the hospital. Before hand I’d just gone to a GP to get an injection, but they changed that so I HAD to go to the hospital even though I didn’t want to. I knew I would have to though. So my mum takes me to the local hospital and the nurse I’m assigned doesn’t talk to me but keeps commenting about how it’s not that bad and I’m faking it and wasting hospital resources. The thing is adrenal crisis without intervention can kill you. Not to mention the fact it took them ages to fit me with an IV to give me fluids because I was severely dehydrated but also to give me the injection I needed. Wasn’t a fun week. Now I always carry an emergency injection that I’ve been trained to give myself so I don’t have to go back to the hospital.

    MishallaMishalla11 күн мурун
  • I am so grateful to be alive today. My girlfriend saved my life last night. This is a selfie I took in the emergency room after having a severe allergic reaction to almonds. I went into anaphylaxis, meaning my face, my lips, my eyes, my tongue, and my throat all started swelling up rapidly, making it almost impossible for me to breathe. I also had a rash all over my entire body, and I was extremely red. Staying alive had never felt more difficult. At one point, my nasal passage was completely blocked, and it was getting more and more difficult to breathe. They shot me up with Benadryl, steroids, they gave me a breathing tube, and even other stuff that I can’t even remember, and it caused all of the swelling and the rash to go away. Because this was a severe allergic reaction, I need to continue taking steroids and Benadryl for the next week, because it is possible that the allergic reactions could come back at any point over the next week. The steroids and Benadryl make me feel like a zombie, and I really want to take care of my health, so this will be my main focus over the next week. I want to thank my amazing girlfriend, who made the decision to take me to the emergency room the second I started feeling itchy. I was hesitant about going, because I didn’t even want to believe this was actually happening. If it weren’t for my girlfriend driving me to the emergency room only minutes after eating the almonds, there is a good chance that I wouldn’t have made it according to the doctor. This has been without a doubt the hardest few days of my life, but I also look at them as the most important few days of my life. These moments have reminded me about what’s really important in life, and it has made me so grateful to even be here on this earth. I will be prioritizing my health over the next week, and I’ll post updates about how I feel. Thank you all for being patient during these difficult times. This week has been NUTS (too soon for jokes? 😅)

    just dontjust dont12 күн мурун
  • I avoid doctors a lot because of age discrimination and assumptions. I suffer from chronic pain and have since i was little. I suffer from horrible symptoms on a weekly, but i live with them because I have severe anxiety of doctors that gives me panic attacks. I don't go much, even when my symptoms pop up. I usually just go to get another inhaler when i lose or run out of mine because I *know* I can't survive without an inhaler to help my asthma, at least.

    Bekah Liz HindmarshBekah Liz Hindmarsh12 күн мурун
  • Dr. Glaucomflecken !!!!

    Megan SchallerMegan Schaller12 күн мурун
  • I went from doctor to doctor for 7 years before I found someone who would believe me. The first time I mentioned it to a doctor I was 11 years old. I remember so vividly. I couldn't really describe what was happening to me, but I told her "I just don't want to play anymore." She LAUGHED AT ME and said "Oh, honey, you're just growing up." So I was afraid of even mentioning my increasing pain for the next 5 years. If she had asked any questions at all, I'm sure she could have understood that there was something actually wrong. It had never occurred to 11-year-old me that a doctor would laugh off my concerns and not try to help me. I couldn't get any doctor to believe me until it progressed to cardiac seizures twice a week. Even then, I could show videos of my seizures and they'd think I was faking the seizures. I had one at the office and the doctor rolled his eyes. Over and over I was told that I'm just too emotional and need to handle stress better. Ironically I am not at all an emotional person, and the thing that was causing me stress was the reason I was there. But that's what many many doctors assume about young girls/women who have invisible pain. I know countless testimonies of other women to confirm this. The idea of women being "hysterical" is still out there. I'd go to doctor after doctor for a while, then when it got to the point that I was having panic attacks on the way to every new doctor I'd take a break. People wouldn't understand why I'd want to stop trying to find a solution, but it was so incredibly difficult and emotionally devastating to have my only hope and protector laugh or scoff or roll their eyes at me. Many literally did those things. Now, two meds and regular saline infusions later, I am doing well. I really appreciate you fighting for your patients and setting an example for other medical professionals of how to think about their patients. It's something that so desperately needs to be talked about. -Anna

    Jeremy and Anna DamianoJeremy and Anna Damiano12 күн мурун
  • Anyone else w biomed student

    bfettvanh gamingbfettvanh gaming12 күн мурун

    Heidi PriceHeidi Price12 күн мурун
  • I'm so glad i found you through Mama Dr Jones!

    Hayley SmutsHayley Smuts12 күн мурун
  • ngl, the first one was funny until the tweet.

    Madalina RobuMadalina Robu13 күн мурун
  • You are an amazing human being. Thank you

    karina correakarina correa13 күн мурун
  • I mean, something about a hospital and "going viral" is usually a bad thing

    Federico OlivaresFederico Olivares13 күн мурун
  • I was 19 years old when I was diagnosed with a double Pulmonary Embolism. So thankful my Dr looked into my symptoms! She took it seriously! I'm so thankful I didn't have that person in that TikTok video!! If she would’ve been my doctor I’d be dead right now. That's crazy

    Lindsey JonesLindsey Jones13 күн мурун
  • I appreciate your comment about Google searches. I started getting botox for migraine management and read up on it. It produced a question that I wouldn't have thought of otherwise and my doctor was surprised by it and reassured me that the precaution was unnecessary.

    Heather MHeather M13 күн мурун
  • Well said Dr. Mike

    Lupe CastroLupe Castro14 күн мурун
  • Love this. Can't wait to check out other great medical professional accounts.

    Kristin Koga-PhanKristin Koga-Phan14 күн мурун
  • i almost died from doctor negligence two years ago when i had pneumonia and the doctors brushed it off for a month saying it was nothing serious until my lungs couldn't function anymore

    RiseAsTheDawn -RiseAsTheDawn -14 күн мурун
    • @Кира Мишель oof you should have sued the doctors for that

      RiseAsTheDawn -RiseAsTheDawn -3 күн мурун
    • I went to Doctors and psychiatrists years complaining of different physical symptoms and it took them 4 years to come to the conclusion that I had anorexia and it was taking a physical toll on my body

      Кира МишельКира Мишель4 күн мурун
  • This video applies to any person in a professional context, as a small YT channel, I always make videos with this mindset. Great video🥇

    Oli OverwatchOli Overwatch14 күн мурун
  • These nurses are the same kid who bullied you in high school, let's be real.

    Vidhi BasuVidhi Basu14 күн мурун
    • Female bullies become bad nurses, male bullies become bad cops

      Sage GraySage Gray10 күн мурун
  • I was that 24 year old that presented to the ER with chest tightness and difficulty breathing. I was sent there though by a nurse from my local clinic who suspected I had a PE. Intake didn’t take my symptoms seriously and it took many hours for me to be seen. Then the doctors didn’t believe me and asked if maybe I just had bad heartburn?! They treated me like I was an overacting faker. They almost sent me home! A last minute CT scan that I pushed for showed I actually had a PE-and it changed how everyone treated me.

    Athina SAthina S14 күн мурун
  • I have skin stuff aka when ANYTHING a slap on my arm, a dog claw, Can lead to pain, and a really bad bruise or cut. I have tried to ask my docter about the problem but she told me (im 8 and this was a old dotcer) " your skin is just sentive dont worry" For months after that i would get out of the bath and have a red rash on my legs or chest i just told my mom about it and she said the same thing.....then i told my dad he was more worried so he kept an eye on it and told me tell him when it came back...Then it happend at school....we didnt go to the docter bc of the respone i got from her so i had to live by it for 2 years i went to my docter a diffrent one AND FINALLY after the long wait she said "Your not ok, this is casue of your annxiey and need some help ill call a skin docter" i have had my dog claw me and stuff like to my skin and hurt but ever since then i havent had much of red rash. THIS IS WHY WE NEED DOCTOR MIKE! ( there are some spelling errors)

    April JonesApril Jones14 күн мурун
  • The first one was actually funny without the tweet😂

    Stan IhesiuloStan Ihesiulo15 күн мурун
  • 9 million subscribers? rn he has 6,45 million..

    Samiyah AhmadSamiyah Ahmad15 күн мурун
  • If you don't listen to patients in India, you might get lynched by a mob

    Anik DeyAnik Dey15 күн мурун
  • Hey doctor Mike you remind me of my old doctor named doctor Michael Murphy who was my main doctor until my family and I moved after losing our dad to cancer on Aug 27. 2017 if your wondering what our dad name is, his name was Robert D Smith Born May 22, 1952 to Aug 27, 2017

    Austin SmithAustin Smith15 күн мурун
  • Hi how you doing

    Crazy Dog girlCrazy Dog girl15 күн мурун
  • My brother (32) dropped in his room and died of a heart issue one day. We don’t know if he had any symptoms before, but I’ve learned that yes, you should go to the md if you feel anything off. There’s a good chance they’ll look at you like you’re crazy bc of your young age, but who gives af-better than suddenly dropping like this one day 😔

    stanford0711stanford071115 күн мурун
  • Thank you for posting. I am terrified to go to doctor in first place. I had two broken ribs and nurses in er told me to go home. I stayed because in too much pain and wanted an xray. They told me probably just muscle pulled and made me sit outside xray area for 8 hours. 7 years later l fell down stairs and broke tailbone. Heard a nurse in ER make fun of me for not sitting assuming l was crazy meth head. There are some ppl who don’t make drama in the ER but are still in serious pain... they just don’t want to make a scene.

    Kate DivjakKate Divjak15 күн мурун
  • And people like her in the medical industry is why black people, specifically black women are dying in hospitals. My aunt had brain damage after a simple thyroid surgery, all because the doctor’s negligence. And y’all wonder why black people refuse to go to hospitals.

    poorlittledarkbxy XDpoorlittledarkbxy XD16 күн мурун
  • Great video Dr Mike!

    Mallika KaushalMallika Kaushal16 күн мурун
  • Great video!

    Nursing with Professor BNursing with Professor B16 күн мурун
  • "We know when y'all faking" is why black women are dying during childbirth at the rate we are. Because doctors think they're "faking" or "overreacting"

    Paislee AveryPaislee Avery16 күн мурун
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  • I went to the ER for 6 month complaining of fatigue and lumps in my throat it took 6 months for someone to believe me. I have cancer now

    Samantha DionSamantha Dion16 күн мурун
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    vivian rosevivian rose17 күн мурун
  • So here's the thing; The "we know when ya'll are faking" video is genuinely decently funny, its literally just the tweet caption that has problems. Like if you were just browsing tiktok completely unaware of the controversy and you found that video, you would chuckle or at least do that nose breathe thing you do when you see a good meme. The context change second the tweet came into it and the context is the problem As for second one yeah that one's just in poor taste, either keep opinions like that to yourself or better yet don't have them.

    pyromaniacpyromaniac17 күн мурун
  • Where is Dr. Dana

    Tim DeibertTim Deibert17 күн мурун
  • social media is bad for you physically and mentally. you already have a youtube account which is bad enough. stop letting these websites manipulate you and stress you out. just walk away from the facebooks and twitters. bunch of morons on there anyway. oh and fun medical story, try getting an appointment with your physician in the Netherlands as a young male. lots of them will tell you to take a paracetamol and sleep on it even if youre literally describing symptoms of a heart attack, just like the nurse in this video. you have to literally say "i think im dying" before they let you come in, regardless of everything else youre saying, because then they would be legally liable. if you have an acute problem in NL, dont call your physician, call 112, (our emergency number) those people at least will take you seriously.

    TheSuperappelflapTheSuperappelflap17 күн мурун