The Most Offensive Question I’m Asked As A Doctor

2020-ж., 9-сен.
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I’m very lucky to live a life where I get paid to do what I love, helping patients in my practice and around the world here on KGworld. As wonderful as that is, unfortunately, there are some costs. Today I wanted to open up and share with you some of the personal struggles I’ve had being a doctor in media, whether it be receiving disrespectful comments and questions from strangers to literally getting my identity stolen by hackers. Thanks to those of you who have always joined me in our mission to fight medical misinformation, and hopefully, you’ll continue standing by my side as we fight cyber bullying and judging medical professionals based on their looks.
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  • I am a model and an engineer. I command respect when I walk into a room.

    Bob GeatzBob Geatz4 саат мурун
  • When I pick my Dr as long as they have good reviews and experience looks don’t matter to me as long as I can get what I need to get done.

    sweetmisslaurasweetmisslaura7 саат мурун
  • Amazing advice, as always. Thank you for being so positive and inspirational!

    Colleen McGroryColleen McGrory7 саат мурун
  • As a fellow physician, I enjoy your YT content. I think you do a great job of explaining concepts in a straightforward manner to the general public, which is often difficult to master as a physician. Keep it up!

    Joseph E. GlaserJoseph E. Glaser8 саат мурун
  • Retard_Flop :0Retard_Flop :09 саат мурун
  • Doctor Mike should be on Hot Ones, id pay to see that if i had money

    Eric SmartEric Smart17 саат мурун
  • Mcdreamy irl mcdreamy irl mcdreamy irl 😬

    Amanda AllenAmanda Allen17 саат мурун
  • 8:23 in-case you're busy

    Kavya SoniKavya Soni17 саат мурун
  • How can you be so evil as to threat A DOCTOR, WHO STUDIES YEAR TO SAVE OTHER PEOPLE’S LIFE, with death?!!

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגי18 саат мурун
  • Who in the right mind would write anything hateful or rude about this man, how pathological do you need to be to tell a health professional who educated people who are intrigued and interested in the medical field. Bruh

    Mark CroghanMark CroghanКүн мурун
  • How do you manage imposter syndrome? I think that would be a helpful video!

    Janice Angelica PrietoJanice Angelica PrietoКүн мурун
  • I don't get the whole "you're too attractive" thing. I've encountered talented professional people of all appearances, including a number who are considered highly "conventionally attractive" and I've never thought "Oh, you can't be a ... you must be..." Anyone who has someone say that sort of thing to you: remember, it's the _person's_ fault that they're shallow and stupid, not yours for not looking how they expect or for not having the job they expect.

    Wolf NZ OutdoorsWolf NZ OutdoorsКүн мурун
  • Doctor mike said I get judged for being too cool and pretty. Pobresito.

    Carolina PerezCarolina PerezКүн мурун
  • DOC mike, can I ask you question pls answer thanks.. If a person has a covid and he smokes, does i get infected if i inhale that smoke came from the patient has a covid pls answer thanks... Thanks..

    Luna MartinezLuna MartinezКүн мурун
  • Doctor Mike, I want to be a pediatrician and still have 15-16 years of training ahead of me. I just want to know some tricks and tips to just to make the cut for medical school and maybe know your experience, because Ive seen other doctors talk about it and it was hell for them, but you juggling so much I want to see how your schooling went.

    Palak GurbaniPalak GurbaniКүн мурун
  • Most offensive question I've been asked on approaching a patient, before I've even said anything, spoken very, v-ery slowly and that you know I can un-der-stand, "" Considering I'm a Brit in Britain (albeit of "foreign" heritage, but otherwise turned out quite local), that's a pretty offensive question. One thing you do get good at is not going down to their level, so I did not used the "better than you do" retort I was thinking in my head, but proceeded to ignore the question and start the consultation in the Queen's English that I normally use. Sadly, I do not believe this person had the good grace or wherewithal to be embarrassed. Hopefully the fact that they got just as good care as someone who had not started the conversation in such a manner may at some level improve their character one day. ( Well, the MOST offensive question I was ever asked was "do you want to come over here and give me a %£@$!* good @#%$*&£?", but she was *actually* manic, disinhibited and genuinely believed she was Marilyn Monroe, so I'll give her some leeway, as she was sick - lol )

    SweeperboySweeperboy2 күн мурун
  • To find a PCP that actually wants to take the time to discuss patient care and also ask about mental health is SUPER rare especially in NYC. I’ve been to countless pcps and it’s ridiculous how much they’re like take this vitamin, take this supplement, bye. I wish there were more docs like Dr. Mike tbh 😭

    Rachel MRachel M2 күн мурун
  • Yeah I’d be going for a prostate exam if you were my doctor 😂

    AMAM2 күн мурун
  • Dr. Mike reminds me of Dr. Shepard/McDreamy on Gary's Antony (without the drama), and guess what McDreamy was a genius and I think Dr. Mike has more than proven himself. Not to mention...why do Dr's have to be less good looking to be taken seriously? This way of thinking technically falls under things that can be considered as segregation...which is what we are trying to work against right? Come on people.

    Riley CaugheyRiley Caughey2 күн мурун
  • Luckily never been told that before 🙄 I’d probably die or something ..

    Ali DôshAli Dôsh2 күн мурун
  • Hey Dr. Mike. I'm new to your channel, you are awesome! Just noticed you talk to other influencers etc., do you know Dr. Steve Novella? (Sceptics Guide to the Universe/NeuroLogica blog). He and you should talk!

    Tom KennedyTom Kennedy2 күн мурун
  • An apple a day will keep the doctor away but if the doctors cute screw the fruit 🍎

    Paige GibbsPaige Gibbs2 күн мурун
  • You have dual personality a doctor and a modeler

    shahab ahmadshahab ahmad2 күн мурун
  • Dr mike I would wish to meet But I'm in the other side of the ocean so😅🇵🇹

    Rodrigo C.Rodrigo C.3 күн мурун
  • The model question, I think, is based on the assumption that modeling is easy work and everyone knows becoming a doctor is very hard. So they assume that you, like them, would choose the "easy" path if you had the option. Ultimately the question is revealing ignorance and work ethic which when put on you feels very bad, since you've worked quite hard at, ya know, *not* being ignorant.

    xiaolinstylexiaolinstyle3 күн мурун
  • The worst question I am asked on a daily basis is...drumroll please...”why did you become a furry?” Ah. Noice. But honestly, Dr. Mike is 100% a real doctor, I can assure you.

    Salted_CaramelSalted_Caramel3 күн мурун
  • I cannot imagine be a woman around his age, seeing his videos, and thinking "I'm gonna have him do a pap smear on me" .

    Tiffany IppolitoTiffany Ippolito3 күн мурун
  • Be a model doctor.

    xnamkcor Xxnamkcor X3 күн мурун
  • Hahaha *Go to Dr Mike* *Gets her first Pap* MMMMMMMMM haha good for her

    Chipmunk ParkChipmunk Park3 күн мурун
  • I 💖 Dr Mike!

    KauryisaKauryisa3 күн мурун
  • This guy is entertaining, but the ego that seeps out is cringy. "Unlike most influencers or celebrities..." I ACCIDENTALLY found one of his videos. Calm down.

    Raging GamerRaging Gamer3 күн мурун
  • DOC mike, can I ask you question pls answer thanks.. If a person has a covid and he smokes, does i get infected if i inhale that smoke came from the patient has a covid pls answer thanks... Thanks..

    Luna MartinezLuna Martinez3 күн мурун
  • DOC mike, can I ask you question pls answer thanks.. If a person has a covid and he smokes, does i get infected if i inhale that smoke came from the patient has a covid pls answer thanks... Thanks..

    Luna MartinezLuna Martinez3 күн мурун
  • Good afternoon, Dr. Mike. Is it true that you are currently in Syria? please answer me now, it is very important to know. because I need to tell you something.

    Saltanat ImperatriciaSaltanat Imperatricia3 күн мурун
  • @DoctorMike love your content! I have a few questions I think would make a great topic for a video. Now, we know there are different specialties, sub-specialties, etc. What is the difference between: 1.) Family Medicine/Physician 2.) Primary Care/Physician 3.) Internal Medicine/Physician 4.) Palliative Care/Physician Aren’t these all technically specialties that fall under the same category as “Family Medicine?” Also, what justifies the differences between specialties as we grow up from Neonatal-Pediatrics-“Family Medicine”-Geriatrics-Palliative? An example of this is (NOT of myself/anyone specifically), when a teenager turns 18, they’ve been seeing a Family Medicine Physician & in the past Pediatrics when they were younger. While they were still considered a “child” they went to the “Children’s Hospital” due to let’s say acute appendicitis, but were sent away to a “regular hospital”, because they’d just turned 18. Why does that happen? I don’t fully understand the separation determination by age group alone, because although age certainly plays a part in immunity/health, disease still has no preference. I hope I explained this in a way that it makes sense.

    Savannah MSavannah M3 күн мурун
  • How do I get you as my doctor? Haha for 12 years doctors still can’t give me an answer. 🙄🥺❤️

    Gilli FishGilli Fish3 күн мурун
  • one of the most UNPROBLEMATIC people on youtube hands down!

    lulu0112x0x0lulu0112x0x03 күн мурун
  • Has no one seen greys anatomy? Doctors can be hot 😅😅

    GetchaaPullGetchaaPull3 күн мурун
  • Your great

    michelle charafeddinemichelle charafeddine3 күн мурун
  • Its not the same thing exactly but its really annoying when people say "you're too pretty to burn yourself" as if i wanted to scar myself XD

    Central EleganceCentral Elegance4 күн мурун
  • Fun fact of the day: either someone is a doctor, a KGworldr a model or idk they are still human. They need their privacy, they need to live as a human not a public spotlight. Stop doing that please.

    Loco SquadLoco Squad4 күн мурун
  • Very impressive to see someone balance SO much on their plate, and with grace. You don't get enough credit. Hope wearing a mask is helping a bit with the anonymity!

    aline angelaaline angela4 күн мурун
  • I think you only need to believe your own potential. That is what all matters.

    Tibby ZelekeTibby Zeleke4 күн мурун
  • I love what you said about “cocktail medicine”. I’m a RN and we get it it a lesser degree and I have to tell people, if you’re concerned enough to ask me, I recommend you contact your physician. Or I tell people in the hospital: “Nurses go to school to make nursing diagnoses...doctors go to school to make medical diagnoses” and they’re very different.

    Jeanne PrietoJeanne Prieto4 күн мурун
  • Please help me sir. I am from India and i am 18. I am a skinny guy like you were in your school photo. I want to know how you builded up your body and your muscles or just tell me is it possible to do so now because it gives me a hope atleast. And yeah from which branch you did your post-graduation. I am a medical student too

    Prashant DadhichPrashant Dadhich4 күн мурун
  • I find myself wondering how this man has a full time career, does high quality KGworld videos and clearly exercises!

    Lady RepunselLady Repunsel4 күн мурун
  • Are you a doctor because of the paycheck or because you Think you Can save the world? Which you can’t by the Way.

    Kim Juana LehmannKim Juana Lehmann4 күн мурун
  • You have a crazy awesome life

    Tander101Tander1014 күн мурун
  • Holy hell, that's a nice view!

    Tander101Tander1014 күн мурун
  • I just can't fathom why any person would send any celebrity or influencer death threats, and honestly I don't think I want to be able to understand that mindset. It takes a strong person to take all that negativity and use it to help motivate you to do something positive. x

    Amanda FieldAmanda Field4 күн мурун
  • People don't really appreciate how much doctors are doing, specifically during this times. Dr. Mike, I really appreciate you. You're an amazing person.

    Jose ChavezJose Chavez4 күн мурун
  • I love how it gets progressively darker outside as the video goes on:D

    Oli DamboOli Dambo4 күн мурун
  • Yo DR. MIKE what the heck is going on for your left eye, by the bridge of your nose?

    Jacob WarchJacob Warch4 күн мурун
  • 5:31, im extremely exited to go visit My ENT, im pretty sure i had tobsillitis 5 times this year.

    Christian Grundtvig JensenChristian Grundtvig Jensen4 күн мурун
  • lol you are a model, a role model

    Akul ChordiaAkul Chordia4 күн мурун
  • Thank you for this video! I used to model and am heavily tattooed from working with Inked and other magazines (nothing offensive of course) and people all the time doubt that I work in medicine or am studying medicine 😐. I get the classic, “well you’re probably not going to get hired” not knowing I already work at a hospital and “what will your patients think?” 😣

    LALA4 күн мурун
    • "What will your patients think?" Anyone that isn't that type of person would either not care or think it's cool.

      Chaeli HopeChaeli Hope4 күн мурун
  • ❤️❤️

    shannan061296shannan0612965 күн мурун
  • Let's be honest, not that many doctors treat patients like Dr. Mike does. Most of them want people in and out ASAP because time is money. I think more doctors should be like this.

    dresdendresden5 күн мурун
  • I LOVE that you’re a Jersey boy!

    Meghan JamesMeghan James5 күн мурун
  • I've recently been watching a bunch of your videos (and love them), and am seriously rethinking why I didn't choose being a doctor as well. Your videos have all been so inspiring to me! I had always been so passionate about it but always thought that it was soo very hard and ruled out the option. After recently graduating University, I realized that I could have actually put all my hard work throughout the years into the health/medicine path. Really making me rethink my life choices, hahah..

    Nataly INataly I5 күн мурун
  • i think he's dubbing

    Kutosan KawasakiKutosan Kawasaki5 күн мурун
  • 👀✌

    çöçø wôlfïēçöçø wôlfïē5 күн мурун
  • I feel like Ive seen you at a hospital before-.. like really I remember talking to you and everything or it's just someone I've encountered that looks exactly like you depends...

    SprinklesSprinkles5 күн мурун
  • I can't tell you how many times people speak with me on the job and make comments about my looks. Let me just do my job, whatever it is. I know I look the way I look. Thanks.

    Jacki PersonJacki Person5 күн мурун
  • A message for the people who send Dr Mike death threats: "Stop it, get some help"

    雯倩蕭雯倩蕭5 күн мурун
    • I just liked the comment you copied. (It was posted before your comment)

      Bored_Wolfie_XBored_Wolfie_X3 күн мурун
  • Where is your Only Fans page

    StanislavyeungHKStanislavyeungHK5 күн мурун
  • I don't think the question "why did you become a doctor when you could become a model" is as offensive as you make it out to be. First of all, it's not actually a question, it's a compliment disguised as a question. But taking it at face value, you say that the question presumes you can't be a doctor and also attractive. Not true, since the person asking this question knows that you're a doctor, and also finds you attractive. You also say it presumes you can't be a model and also smart. Not true, as the person asking this question believes both that you're smart, and that you could be a model. The only thing you could reasonably read from this question is that the person asking finds it weird for someone to study hard to become a doctor, when they could instead take a presumably easy modeling career. I get that you are really into fighting discrimination based on looks, that's fine. But here you fired your cannon prematurely.

    Fif0lFif0l5 күн мурун
    • @Chaeli Hope I'm just saying. A question can be emotionally charged for him, but it isn't really "filled with assumptions" like he feels it is.

      Fif0lFif0l4 күн мурун
    • It's not about what everyone means. It's what it means to him, and the emotions it stirs in him. Intentions can be one way, but you can't always guarantee you'll get results that line up with that intention.

      Chaeli HopeChaeli Hope4 күн мурун
  • The most active KGworld videos, eradicate sleep apnea. Amazing job

    festus kipkorirfestus kipkorir5 күн мурун
  • Great videos these especially reacting to the house videos

    Tony ElahiTony Elahi5 күн мурун
  • this guy gives me major tom ellis vibes with glasses on you know tom ells the one in lucifer

    hafsa khhafsa kh5 күн мурун
  • Very inspiring towards the end of the video🙏🙂👍👍👍👍👍

    Kayyisa & AffanKayyisa & Affan5 күн мурун
  • Dr Mike, in the back of my mind I've been trying to figure out who you reminded me of -- and watching this video I've got it sorted. If you've seen the show Royal Pains, perhaps you're familiar with the character Dr Hank Lawson? Wouldn't it be entertaining to have a chat, doctor to "doctor", when you look so similar to each other? Perhaps the basis for a prank...

    The FoxThe Fox5 күн мурун
  • Was the scrub giveaway canceled? 😭 I desperately need scrubs for work and get my hopes up every day. Praying it'll come someday, if anyone knows anything please lmk. Thanks!

    William RobinsonWilliam Robinson5 күн мурун
  • Can you do a video on adhd and medicine and maybe adhd medicine while pregnancy from a family doctor perspective?

    Sarah d'Aquin-RobichauxSarah d'Aquin-Robichaux5 күн мурун
  • Dr Mike: offended by being told he is too pretty for the job. Me: offended because I am too pretty to be working this hard!

    Heather PruittHeather Pruitt5 күн мурун
  • Chest compression

    omarion mariomarion mari6 күн мурун
  • You remind me a lot of our own family doctor who we have had for 17 years now since I was pregnant with my firstborn. I love him dearly and would never give him up. He is often asked about his looks or I hear comments in his office from other patients about it. 🤦‍♀️ Yes he is attractive but it has no bearing on his abilities to practice medicine. He's changed many lives and saved many including my own so I'm glad he chose medicine over all other options. Love your channel and all you do. I'm constantly blown away by your thoughts, information and all you do for others. You are a truly wonderful doctor.

    Emily DeckerEmily Decker6 күн мурун
  • If only I live in America I'd have doctor mike as my doctor 😀

    bbubbabble labbabblebbubbabble labbabble6 күн мурун
  • I get “are you even old enough to be my nurse?” a lot at work. im cursed with the baby face and i kind of feel like my patients dont always take me seriously because “im too young.” im almost 24 and look 14. 😂

    Ronnie BennetRonnie Bennet6 күн мурун
  • People saying you're attractive enough to be a model all the time.. deepest condolences. Sometimes I forget about the struggles that others go through that I'm not even aware of!

    Jack DelamaterJack Delamater6 күн мурун
  • You’ve gained a new subscriber.

    Angela BrezenskiAngela Brezenski6 күн мурун
  • Fortunately, I'll never have that problem of being smart and good looking... I'm HIDEOUS! People just avoid me whenever possible.

    Mediocrates78Mediocrates786 күн мурун
  • Do you have any doctor haters 😜 as in those who don't agree with your opinions?

    Urooj ShoaibUrooj Shoaib6 күн мурун
  • Lemme guess...I think these people who visit theirs are used to visit doctors who are around 40-60+ years old, and they can't grasp the notion that most of the new doctors today belong to the young age group.

    The Open Source Graphic DesignerThe Open Source Graphic Designer6 күн мурун
  • What would you say s harder being a vet or a doctor

    Justin Antoin SaadJustin Antoin Saad6 күн мурун
  • Doctor Mike is like my daily dose of motivation. Especially during this year... Thank you xx

    Nirabata GolamalaNirabata Golamala6 күн мурун
  • Omg I can't stop staring at his arms, but I do appreciate all knowledge he gives on this channel.

    Adaline PassionFruitAdaline PassionFruit6 күн мурун
  • I like your willingness and ability to communicate.

    Jonna BoroskyJonna Borosky6 күн мурун
  • 8:24

    DejaPlayzGamesDejaPlayzGames6 күн мурун
  • I don’t disagree you are very attractive but to question why you became a doctor instead of a model is over the top. Your helping people and that’s amazing! Don’t listen to people like that there just jealous that your attractive amazing and smart!

  • Where is Personal Mike? Is there anything left for the individual you. Listen young man , you have needs!!! Ha hem! Do not miss on discreet beautiful opportunity (ies).

    Sylvie CarpentierSylvie Carpentier7 күн мурун
  • Has anybody noticed the background got darker?

    Taryn AlcornTaryn Alcorn7 күн мурун
  • I love Dr. Mike!

    Sandy SSandy S7 күн мурун
  • Do you earn a lot of money

    Tablet AliTablet Ali7 күн мурун
  • Thank you for making this, I’ve always been afraid of doctors.I think I just have to be picky but I might just go see a doctor now haha thank you for putting trust back in the medical industry 🤍✨

    Kristal OrnelasKristal Ornelas7 күн мурун
  • "Why did you become a doctor when you could have been a model?" If nothing else, the job security's better. A doctor who is 45 years old can still be a doctor.

    Angel TisaAngel Tisa7 күн мурун
  • I love you so much

    fahadGGfahadGG7 күн мурун
  • Hi ❤️ Just want to ask if it's possible to change one's blood type? 'Cause I got an AB on my college enrollment. Then an A+ on our university's blood letting. Thank you❤️

    Abby HernandezAbby Hernandez7 күн мурун
  • Thank you for the last part of this video Dr Mike. In 2018 I first expressed to my father that I would like to study Biology in the UK. Ever since he told me that I would not be able to achieve that because I am not clever enough, even though I was one of the best students in class. ( I am assuming because I’m a girl (in Germany). (My father himself studied physics to PhD level and supported both my brothers in their dream careers) But today I can very proudly say that I’m in fact studying Biology in one of the best universities in the world. I came to this point, learned a few lessons and worked as hard as I could to achieve my dream. The reason I am sharing this rather intimate story is that I want to encourage Especially girls that everything you set your mind to is possible. You might get stones thrown in your way, and it sometimes might feel like there is no chance you’re gonna make it, but there is always a path forward! Lots of love to everyone!

    Miriam GötzMiriam Götz8 күн мурун
  • Can u please tell how does the system of leaves work ..... I mean how many days do doctors gets a holiday in a year ???

    pro pranavpro pranav8 күн мурун