Doctor Reacts to Medical TikTok Controversy

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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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  • There's also Institute of Human Anatomy on FIstream and TikTok! (To grow the list in the description)

    Red AppleRed Apple3 tuntia sitten
  • You've hit it right on the nail: doctors take care of you when you're feeling most vulnerable and frightened. No we're not doctors, and we don't need to be made to feel stupid or humiliated for trying to figure out what's going on with our bodies. We're being observant and reaching out to an expert who can help us medically interpret what's going on.

    Lili ParapluieLili Parapluie4 tuntia sitten
  • Medicine is not like a computer program. Just to think alone, that you can just know what a patient has or not has in one second, that it for example can't be a heart attack but for sure is cocaine - that's just absurd. There are enough people DYING every single day by errors from doctors. That's human. And the human body and everything that can go wrong inside is too complex, that this will ever change (maybe some day with an AI that can screen your whole body in a second, but humans will always be too limited to do something like that - my mom just died by pancreas cancer for example, four weeks ago she simply had some stomach probs, then it took two weeks, partly IN the hospital with all kind of screening until they found it and two weeks later she died - at least peacefully and without pain). That's the main problem of these videos: it's arrogant. To say, you just "know" this. No, you don't. And while a patient is no doctor, you still need them to find out what they got. If you scare them away, that they might think you take drugs, don't take them seriously, even think bad of them if they dare to make an assumption, you are risking to miss extremely important informations - what can then easily lead to another one of these deadly errors.

    M. WollerM. Woller7 tuntia sitten
  • The part where he pointed out the fact that patients get their sickness wrong because they are not dr is very calming because I shut up in front of my dr so I don't look stupid😬 for sure It makes it harder for them to find out what is wrong!

    Yekta EsYekta Es8 tuntia sitten
  • Honestly the video was funny on its own imo but the caption she put can b super offensive to ppl so, we dont stan

    Mimi SinghMimi Singh11 tuntia sitten
  • I had exactly one psychiatrist believe me and prescribe adderall. It was like living in a new world where ADHD didn’t ruin everything. The rest all disbelieve me, no matter what I say. I tested inconclusive and thus negative because I have depression and anxiety (similar symptoms so they completely discount it) plus I’m a woman, and women/girls don’t get positive test results even when they have it.

    Gab JGab J14 tuntia sitten
  • What accent is that?

    Kimberly DiazKimberly Diaz18 tuntia sitten
  • The first one I get what she was trying to do, but the second one was what irritated me. Like take that person seriously.

    Cantetinza17Cantetinza1719 tuntia sitten
  • I agree with everything you said; they aren’t in front of actual patients and they are just saying something funny and aren’t necessarily saying all patients are faking/lying. Don’t think it’s a good idea. Keep it up! :)

    James GwaltneyJames Gwaltney19 tuntia sitten
  • These two women, especially the second one, are so dumb. They do not deserve to be medical professionals.

    Athena BrooksAthena Brooks20 tuntia sitten
  • second comet check dr mike: I like to find humor in dark places. me: well the is why dark humor exists

    Sherelle Hill RodriguezSherelle Hill Rodriguez20 tuntia sitten
  • These videos are published for comedy... that's it. If they where acting this way in their practice then yes issues. But as an entertainment peace... effectively they are budding comedians on an international open mike app. They are jokes. If you dont like em that's fine. However regardless of other professions if its comedy leave it alone. I'm not a medical professional and found these hilarious. Partly becuase I know people like that and it amuses me. For those posting personal accounts, I hope nothing like that happens to you again. However if you had real issues then these wherent jokes about you. I'm a firm believer in intent. If a person's intent is not to be mean, but vent frustration and exasperation, then chill and let them be. They have a hard job.

    Chief GullyChief Gully22 tuntia sitten
  • Not sure why this video is just now showing up as a suggested video now but regardless there is a fine line between going online and choosing to mock patients and deciding to educate patients about correct information. As someone who is 32 years old that had to go to the ER for chest pain I do find that second video offending because I did have something more underlying going on and that's how I got diagnosed with POTS.

    Ashley PeytonAshley Peyton22 tuntia sitten
  • Seeing Mike not in scrubs is uhhhhh unsettling

    ****Päivä sitten
    • Harry Potter grew up to become a desk jockey lol

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  • I was in a difficult situation (IRL) we lost a place and my uncle was nice enough to allow us to stay til we find a place then Covid-19 hit i always had coughing problems due to my seasonal allergies, allergic to season change, pollen, dust, strong smells that irritate my skin and so forth, i was to blame for, for Covid-19 my cousin had it first and it spread thru the house of 8 i was lucky enough not to have it, i had to tell them i have seasonal allergies what i am trying to say is that allergies and covid-19 gets confusing if that make sense i did felt hurt but i came out not having covid the only person cause i follow the guidelines and so forth i was extra caution.

    PrincePalmPrincePalmPäivä sitten
  • I think the first video would’ve been really funny without the last comment.

    Melanie MatthewsMelanie MatthewsPäivä sitten
  • No beewop = it's getting serious

    Annisa UtamiAnnisa UtamiPäivä sitten
  • As much as certain doctors shouldn't be allowed to be doctors, I think a LOT of the stories I see here are also the parents fault. You are the PARENT. You should be able to tell when your child is faking and if your not 100% certain s/he's faking, YOU TELL THE DOCTOR TO DO THEIR FUCKING JOB and figure out if something is actually wrong. Thankfully I was blessed with parents that knew if I was willing to complain it's time to seek a professional and keep doing so until they figured out what is wrong. Granted I was lucky enough that almost every time it was obvious things like open wounds or broken/fractured bones, but that doesn't change the fact that as the adult who is responsible for their child, sometimes you have to make the doctor do their job and run tests. Also, if it is something that could affect you or your dependent long term, ALWAYS get a second opinion. I fell of "monkey bars" while a child, hit my head, got amnesia, and had to wear a neck brace for a day. Because I was x-rayed and a doctor reviewed it and said everything was fine, my mother just accepted it. The tests were done and we had an answer. Unfortunately, that answer wasn't quite right and I now have (thankfully very small) neck problems to this day because of it. You may not always know if it can be life changing, but in the instances where you know it can, always get a second opinion. If they don't match, then you really have a lot to deal with. Ask @Doctor Mike what to do from their because I have no idea.

    Egan314Egan314Päivä sitten
  • I spent years in agony because 'doctors' thought, and told me all the time, that I was faking and lying just to get drugs. I almost killed myself over the pain. Finally, they sent me for an MRI to "prove" I was lying. It showed massive damage to my spine, and supported all the symptoms I told them about. They looked at it, and said "oh, I guess you weren't lying" and totally ignored the results thereafter. Same thing for the strokes I experienced during that period. Yeah, I have a real hard time trusting doctors. However, I now have a doctor that not only takes me seriously, but actually treats me for the problems. This has resulted in a major improvement in my quality of life. I'm still not going to have the surgery to have metal rods bolted in, and spinal fusion on several vertebrae, but at least I don't spend all my time screaming internally. I can now walk, albeit with a cane and severe limp, and I can pretty much preform all the duties of a mostly normal life. Go figure, treatment actually helps. Who knew?

    SontarSontarPäivä sitten
  • Medical professionals should be held to a higher ethical standard than other professions.

    Jose TorresJose TorresPäivä sitten
  • I had *various* medical issues, some severe and life threatening, and the amount of times I've been told I was faking, either due to my young age at the time and symptoms not being common (my diseases aren't the most common), was heartbreaking. Even now, I'm conditioned to think, "Am I faking this?" when something happens to me, and deal with issues, instead of seeking help. I didn't even go to the hospital with Covid until over a week into having symptoms. I was sick for almost a year with a infected gallbladder, and the infection was sever enough they needed to remove it quickly, or I could have died. Told I was faking it for a long time, it was just ulcers that I'd had previously, no one was willing to do tests, and I ignored the symptoms. I need surgery *again* for another gastric issue, and *just last Monday* went to the ER due to vomiting up to four times, every single night, and lack of sleep due to it. Was told there was nothing wrong there, sent home in hours, with numbers of gastric doctors they promises would see me on my insurance, but reception there said they could not. My PCP looked at my chart, with the same tests the ER doctors looked at, looked at me, looked at the chart again, and said that I need to find a new gastric surgeon (my old one retired), and will probably need surgery *again* for another issue. An issue I've been, again, ignoring for too long because I was told I was just faking and there was nothing wrong at another gastro and the hospital before, means I need a second surgery. I'm flabbergasted sometimes. I know some people do fake illnesses, but, I've nearly died several times, and have suffered needlessly and excessively, because some doctors refuse to believe a person can actually be sick? It's... So weird. And my biggest question currently, how can my PCP see a serious issue in the same tests the ER physician saw apparently nothing that needed any worry on? X3 It's... Odd. To say the least. I also blame myself a bit, too, however. Instead of continuing to seek help when I know something is wrong with me, there are many times where I'll just give up. Doctor said nothing is wrong? Well, no one is gonna help me, might as well just... Deal with this, and hope it goes away, and is magically a non-issue like the doctor believes X3

    Ama LaniAma LaniPäivä sitten
  • When I was about to have my second baby I told them I was allergic to penicillin because literally every other women in my family almost died from it. I was protecting myself. The nurse was annoyed because I didn’t actually try the penicillin first. She told me I was being dramatic. So ridiculous.

    meg janicemeg janicePäivä sitten
  • Woah. His set up is in the plus sign in heath. Dunno if that’s on purpose. But.

    Selina xoSelina xo2 päivää sitten
  • Don't dismiss Google searches... I have literally diagnosed myself and friends issues based on Google searches and YT comment sections! We are our own advocate... I have no problem spending hours and hours doing research knowing my Dr is going to give me 10mins during my next Dr appointment.

    Peace & LovePeace & Love2 päivää sitten
  • Funny you say self diagnosing, i went to ER last yr with spasms on my lower back side by my ribs, so bad i couldn't get up literally was stuck on toliet, anyway ER doctor was so rude after all testing was done and im hanging off the bed crying because the spasms was so bad, he asked if i wanted to know what was wrong with me he had such a bad bedside attitude, i had pnemonia, few days later still spasms and now coughing up blood, so i googled my symptoms, it said Pulmonary Embolism, well back to ER and told them what i googled guess what, thats what i had, still to this day don't know why i had a clot and still on thinners

    Crystal Florida GirlCrystal Florida Girl2 päivää sitten
  • This is why if I have a negative experience I fill out the patient survey.

    regina simpsonregina simpson2 päivää sitten
  • Wowww, count me among the many people with chronic illnesses who was dismissed by doctors for 10 years. I have MCAS syndrome which is a weird wild card illness that affects multiple symptoms. These videos make me so mad. I will never forget the doctor that told me it was impossible for someone my age and activity level to have this many sprains and tears (eventually got all the injuries confirmed and treated by an amazing orthopedist + PT familiar with connective tissue disorders) and the other doctor that told me a rheumatologist would laugh at me and I shouldn’t bother. All my routine blood work comes back exceptional, but when you run less common tests I don’t fare as well. Glad I have and amazing doctor now.

    Tess AquariumTess Aquarium2 päivää sitten
  • Hello Doc, the world needs more people like you.

    Niki MNiki M2 päivää sitten
  • @doctormike my brother had a heart attack at 22 that is most definitely not funny.

    Kia TyKia Ty2 päivää sitten
  • 0:30 9M subscribers? What? Did he just doctored the numbers?

    BryBry2 päivää sitten
  • Only yesterday, I went to the hospital because I woke up with a tight chest, trouble breathing and a sore arm. I had an iron infusion the day beforehand and I wasn’t sure if it was a reaction to it, or if it was an anxiety panic. But I knew it was better safe than sorry. I got checked out and I was fine. I told the nurse all my concerns, including that I was worried that it was anxiety and she reassured me that even if it was anxiety, it was still important. I’m also glad that 1. As an Aussie, my visit was free and 2. I decided that I was important enough to get some help. (For the first time)

    Mel SMel S2 päivää sitten
  • Well doc... U obviously don't have a dark sense of humor.., 😂😂 but yea, what u say is tru... People are so sensitive these day😂😂

    Sneaky WeaselSneaky Weasel3 päivää sitten
  • ❤️

    Colleen SteeleColleen Steele3 päivää sitten
  • Having giving birth I find the first video to be hilarious. Tbh I didn't know about the tag line "we know when your faking" but I still find it funny. Though pain scale of 1-10 is so stupid. Before I got my epidural my nurse asked me what my pain level was and I replied 5 or 6 only to be told "well your crying and you look like your higher than a 5 or 6" -.- I have a high pain tolerance so yeah I my 5 is probably someone's 10 lol either way epidural are amazing and my nurse was amazing

    Michelle NephewMichelle Nephew3 päivää sitten
  • as expensive as healthcare is I always use Google first lol doctor and hospital visits are my last resort

    AntonioAntonio3 päivää sitten
  • "We know when y'all faking" Yeah...that's why so many chronic illnesses go undiagnosed. Because. All the patients are just faking, right? 😒

    Mich AguiluzMich Aguiluz3 päivää sitten
  • i had a young lad like you coming in the ER with chest pain, sporty guy, tight fit shirts, his only vice was smoking about 5-10 cigarettes per day. no diabetes, no BP, no family history..he collapsed shortly after performing the ECG but lived to tell the story..he was like that "well doc, i have this small dull pain in my chest since the morning, i looked it up on google and said that i should be checked for heart attack".. i did an ECG right away and during the ECG he was in Vfib. so...the aftermath is: even if you are so tired, don't underestimate your patient. especially younger ones. if you are emotionally and physically tired, ask your colleague to replace you for an hour or two and go have some rest. drink a coffee, feel the fresh air outside and go back inside.

    nikose34nikose344 päivää sitten
  • I started to have really bad stomach pains when I was around 13, never understood why. It felt as if my abdomen was on fire and the pain made it hard to breathe and to sit still, but not matter what I did, the "cramps"/pains would last up until 2-3h. This went on a few years because nobody really bothered to understand why I was in so much pain. When I was around 18, I had to go to the ER several times because of these pain attacks, and EVERY time the doctors came to the same conclusion "Oh, you have gastritis, take these meds and you'll be fine". EVERY. TIME. It didn't matter how many times I told them "These doesn't help, I don't have gastritis". They told me it was anxiety, that I should just take the medication. I stopped going to the ER after some time since they didn't want to treat me and that "it shouldn't be that painful". Fast forward to when I was 25, I had an attack every day for over a week, it was so painful I couldn't stand up straight. I didn't feel like it was severe enough to go to the ER, because they would tell me the same thing. But I did, because my dad literally came to pick me up at my apartment and drive me to the ER himself. My brother came to meet me up and this mf doctor went "Oh, it's gastritis, take this medication, I see you've been here many times before but it's normal to have stomach aches at your age". Thankfully my brother (because I was in too much pain to talk) literally stood up and said that he wouldn't leave until they at least booked another exam because this has been going on for years. They eventually agreed to a gastroscopy. They gave me the same pills as before and then left me. 2 days after, I had to be rushed in with ambulance because of the pains, and they took my pain a bit more serious this time (because of the ambulance ride lmao). Turns out my gallbladder was heavily inflamed and filled with gallstones. Had to be operated acute within the next following days. No doctor up until that day ever asked if it ran in the family, but every female on BOTH my moms and dads side has had their gallbladder taken out around the same age as me. Took them over 12 years to take my pain seriously and do something about it. I can't trust the medical system now even if I'm working as a nurse.

    helloitsJOSEPHINEhelloitsJOSEPHINE4 päivää sitten
  • I think the president has to be even more careful on social media

    Cullan DixonCullan Dixon4 päivää sitten
  • If you are reading this, I wish you a joyful life ahead

    10K subscibers without Videos challenge10K subscibers without Videos challenge4 päivää sitten
  • Bad nurse really bring Down any Hospital name they work in.

    NOWHYNOWHY4 päivää sitten
  • That awkward moment when you are a 24 year old coming in with chest pain after a night of doing cocaine.....but it actually turned out to be dka I was suffering from

    Doubledd QDoubledd Q4 päivää sitten
  • Is sitting really that bad? My dad sits down on a daily basis and he recently had a small heart attack that the doctors said was from stress, did the sitting down cause my father’s heart attack?

    _Amazing_ Addict__Amazing_ Addict_4 päivää sitten
  • wait why has your subs dropped to 6?

    Happy Lords MobileHappy Lords Mobile4 päivää sitten
  • I spent 2 days in the hospital with a burst appendix because nobody believed I was in so much pain. The result was I got severe peritonitis and ended up with a fucking tube out of my abdomen because the surgeon had to wash me entirely inside. Took antibiotics for a month and stayed in the hospital for another month.

    Laura BlancoLaura Blanco4 päivää sitten
  • Doctor Mike and Doctor Adam are my two fave doctors here in youtube. They are spreading true medical infos, spreading awareness. love them! 😍

    DanaDeeDanaDee4 päivää sitten
  • Review on the patek !

    0bro0bro4 päivää sitten
  • it terrifies me just thinking about medical professionals disrespect patients like why

    Monsta X's Vibrating Tiddies ft. WonHoeMonsta X's Vibrating Tiddies ft. WonHoe4 päivää sitten
  • I think doctors need to take a course on bedside manner - that would maybe help with some of these issues - I hate having a dr roll their eyes after I say that I had looked something up on line (Dr Google is what some professionals say) - I want to make sure that I am not wasting their time and mine by going for something that alot of people have/deal with - no one goes to the library to look things up, they go straight to Google (I am just as guilty) - I agree there is ALOT of information on the internet and not all of it is accurate. I Have told my kids that they need to find at least 2 or 3 other sites that support whatever it is they are reading somewhere - facts are facts and opinions are opinions and you need to know the difference.

    Susannne CyrSusannne Cyr4 päivää sitten
  • I had 2 years of my life where I was miserable but was told by 4 different doctors that I was extremely healthy for my age and in great shape and to stop the “attention seeking behavior”. One even went so far as to refer me to a psychiatrist. Mind you, NONE of the doctors or their nurses did any type of actual physical examination...when a physical therapist finally took notice and shamed the FOURTH doctor i was seeing into getting me an MRI, I ended up being sent to a major neurosurgery department at a near by university for an EIGHT HOUR emergency neurosurgery performed by a VERY pissed off surgeon who could NOT believe my condition had been allowed to deteriorate so much.....I completely distrust GP’s now. Bunch of hacks

    Great GreeboGreat Greebo4 päivää sitten
  • Thank you, Dr. Mike! I appreciate my doctor more because of this video! Compassion makes a huge difference in a patient’s recovery!

    DeAnne AbdaoDeAnne Abdao5 päivää sitten
  • When I had a miscarriage I could here the medical team outside my room say, “she’s how old? She looks 14 but it’ll be downhill at 40.” That was at Alexian Brother’s Medical Center. They had IV start kits at the bedside table. The floor was filthy and they had alcohol swab wrappers on the counter. The staff had so much time to gossip about the patients but not enough to follow basic guidelines for a safe environment.

    Pamela MusicPamela Music5 päivää sitten
  • These are terrible. I look in the comments and see people having HEART ATTACKS, and doctors brushing it off? If i went to a doctor, even if a had a mild fever, i would expect them to check for other symptoms before saying “go home its just a cold.”

    Chamelia EmuChamelia Emu5 päivää sitten
  • Dr. Mike, this made me love you more!! You are so honest, humble, trustworthy, progressive, and just overall an amazing human being! These are the reasons why I watch your videos! Keep up the amazing content!

    Kongmeng VangKongmeng Vang5 päivää sitten
  • I had miscarried back when I was 18 and got a call from the doctors office that "surprise! You're definitely pregnant" I was super confused and she just explained my hcg levels and that I was "definitely pregnant" I called my mom and she called because we didn't understand and thought maybe I didn't lose the baby. Turns out, they called the wrong person. It was heartbreaking

    Jenni PriceJenni Price5 päivää sitten
  • I was misdiagnosed as having Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, I actually have Marfan Syndrome. I went through doctor after doctor who wrote off my symptoms and I almost died from my heart problems. Now I have no chance of ever recovering through medicine alone. I developed too thick of scar tissue. It makes tons of sense now after seeing this why I got written off and had to go through hell before someone took me seriously. I honestly hope they got fired and should not be allowed to practice medicine anymore in my opinion. Period!

    Maren GrauMaren Grau5 päivää sitten
  • I once looked up my symptoms online and told my doctors of what I found, I got dismissed out of hand and misdiagnosed, after it had taken me a whole 5 years to see that specialist because GP's wouldn´t listen to me when i told them of my symptoms (i didn´t look up symptoms until after the 2nd GP didn´t listen). I turned out to correctly diagnosing myself. But because of this ordeal I now deal with PTSD and serious mistrust of doctors in general, I can not visit a doctor without a panic attack. Listening to patients, even if they are wrong is VERY important. I understand doctors need to maintain a certain amount of distance and professionalism, but a degree does not make you immune to faults.

    astaliusastalius5 päivää sitten
  • I can't speak for the medical profession but as a teacher in the UK we are held to incredibly high standard in terms of our behaviour and presentation outside of work. I know of a teacher who was fired for positing a picture on fb of a pile of marking with a glass of wine next to. We have to adhere to the Teachers' Standards which say our personal and professional conduct must be unimpeachable. The public have to be able to trust schools and if we do anything to undermine or jeopardise that we are rightly punished.

    Paul GowlerPaul Gowler6 päivää sitten
  • Thank you for this video, Dr. Mike! I even learned more about having a good attitude towards my future patients. 😁 Thank you! ❣️ Appreciated.

  • 2:13 No, they definitely explained themselves: "We know when y'all are faking 😂😂" Honestly the explanation makes it WORSE, not better. Their explanation in more words is: 'if we _think_ you're being overdramatic we aren't going to take you seriously' which is just BEYOND unprofessional behavior (and out right dangerous in many cases). Their HR department needs to have a long sit down with them and remind them that patients don't always react the way you think they should. ): At least without the explanation you could mistake it for nurses having to tune out the intrusive thoughts to bust a groove when their patients drop a sick beat in their sickened state.

    KyleCorbeauKyleCorbeau6 päivää sitten
  • I threw up at school & the nurse told me that “forcing myself to throw up is dangerous” while I was crying, like I was bulimic instead of being sick? She said this to me in front of several other students, I was so embarrassed & wasn’t even allowed to go home.

    N -NANIN -NANI6 päivää sitten
  • All these comments saying their parents didn't believe this is what pisses me off more. I have two boys, if my kids say something is wrong I'm going to believe them! Parents are supposed to protect and advocate for their children. This is why children grow up afraid to tell their parents things...

    Desirae Fernandez LagunasDesirae Fernandez Lagunas6 päivää sitten
  • I think nurses are assholes- because they are mad that they are dumb nurses and not doctors.

    Anna KohlerAnna Kohler6 päivää sitten
  • You know this is a very serious video when Dr. Mike doesn't do his normal..."Beee Wooop" in the intro.

    Javier SilvaJavier Silva7 päivää sitten
  • I once had such severe pain and a definite infection in my leg that not only was it swollen but I couldn't walk because it was so painful. I was given antibiotics but it continued to get worse. I went to one hosptial trying to get tests to see if something else was going on and was told "you're not getting any pain medication nothing is wrong with you" the doctor didnt even take a look at me. I had the same thing happen at a second hosptial that same day. Finally my dad took me to a third hosptial where I was told I had MRSA and that if I had waited another day my leg would've been amputated. This videos definitely have an impact along with personal experience.

    Samantha GregorySamantha Gregory7 päivää sitten
  • I have been treated like total trash garbage by doctors and nurses (there have also been amazing ones too of course) - but MAN. I have always been so super healthy, and I was so naive before I ever had a serious issue. As soon as I had symptoms that were difficult to figure out, I learned that doctors and nurses can be so unkind. Back in 2016, I started feeling exhausted all the time. There was this weird ticking sound in the back of my throat. And whenever I reached down to pick something up, and then stood back up, I felt like a robot with a gear loose. Something in my chest went “KER-CHUNK”. It was so unsettling. I didn’t have insurance, and we were pretty broke at the time. So I put off going to the doctor for as long as I could (months.), and just slowed way down and stopped picking things up off the floor, and internalized it as a character flaw. As you do. Then I finally went to urgent care, where I did my best to explain what was happening to me. The doctor there got very annoyed and yelled at me that I probably have asthma and I needed a GP for that, so get out of her office and stop wasting her time. I gave her the rest of our grocery money and went home with an inhaler. It didn’t help. But I couldn’t afford to see a doctor again, and I was working towards finding a GP. Then, I got pregnant with my third kiddo (bc my body didn’t give a rip about the fact that we were barely surviving apparently 😂🤷🏻‍♀️.) and that meant I had pregnancy Medicaid. So hubs was calling the office for a GP and explaining my symptoms. The desk lady said to take me to the ER immediately. So he did. They did a chest X-ray and it turned out I had been walking around with one mostly-collapsed lung for six effing MONTHS. That kicked off months of a rollercoaster of trying to figure out what precisely to do about me because every time we did a chest tube the lung went back up... and whenever we pulled them I would experience a re-collapse. It took a while to figure out what to do because I was very protective of my baby. There were doctors who made fun of me for that. The good docs saw us through in the end. I had surgery late in my second trimester and that solved it. My baby is 3 1/2 now and she’s full of magic and mischief. But man I came away with all sorts of medical trauma and I barely trust medical professionals anymore.

    Rooftops RenegadeRooftops Renegade7 päivää sitten
  • i feel like the first one wouldn’t have been bad if they didn’t add the "we know when you are faking"...... like the tik tok alone could be funny but saying how ppl fake it is just so wrong

    Mackenzie AnonickMackenzie Anonick7 päivää sitten
  • I’ve had some great doctors in Germany I can’t say the same for state side doctors

    Renee ReneeRenee Renee7 päivää sitten
  • You're a Surgeon ???

    Dharmishta solankiDharmishta solanki7 päivää sitten
  • There’s a saying about the internet. “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” But I like Dr. Mike

    The Female Thunderbirds nerdThe Female Thunderbirds nerd7 päivää sitten
  • When I was really little a nurse had to take my blood pressure and I have sensory issues sure, but this nurse just didn't do this right, she put it on too tight and it left a huge red mark on my arm and I stopped trusting the doctors and nurses, they had to take my blood sugar next and they put their hand over my eyes and told my mom to hold me down which made me have a panic attack because I also didnt like being touched, didn't like the dark, and didnt like not knowing what was going on, so I punched the nurse.

    Nobody ImJustHereNobody ImJustHere7 päivää sitten
  • The tik tok of the 24 yrs old having a heart attack def irritated me. I had a widowmaker heart attack, 99% blockage zero heart history at 33. I'm not triggered easily, ppl get butthurt too easily but that one irked me

    Crystal-Angel BauerCrystal-Angel Bauer7 päivää sitten
  • o wow ~_~ll

    Keithlyn AsamoahKeithlyn Asamoah7 päivää sitten
  • Idea. Coffee mug that says “If you won’t confuse your google for my medical degree then I won’t confuse my medical degree with infallibility.”

    chris joneschris jones7 päivää sitten
  • It took 6 months and3 different doctors to be diagnosed with IBS, one told me it was just stress because I'm too young and couldn't have anything serious wrong with me.😐

    AlexMarieAlexMarie7 päivää sitten
  • Lol

    ArimachiArimachi8 päivää sitten
  • no way to justify this at all.

    katherine erinekatherine erine8 päivää sitten
  • There's nothing wrong with being aware by googling symptoms. that's why you go to a hospital/clinic, because you feel like something's off and it's THEIR JOB to check what's wrong, not to make fun

    junis 人名junis 人名8 päivää sitten
  • I love you saying this black woman are often misdiagnosed a lot. I can tell you countless stories of the disrespect my sister and I experience as black women from doctors.

    shana Burchshana Burch8 päivää sitten
  • 9 million subs?

    InanimateObjectInanimateObject8 päivää sitten
  • As someone who used to volunteer in an ER in Philly, I can tell you we do get a lot of junkies who gave real symptoms but due to drugs. I seen people just die due to overuse. However this is NO REASON to not treat it like it's serious. This is disrespectful, don't nurses have an oath too?

    Rain N MoonRain N Moon8 päivää sitten
  • Appearance trumps context any day of the week.

    Cool750BoyCool750Boy8 päivää sitten
  • I have nothing against doctor's. But I was told for months that I was depressed and needed therapy. They refused to listen to me and said I was just depressed. I wasn't. I had mono, strep (in the blood) and a few other blood virus. I was sick but drs refused to listen until I nearly collapsed.

    Summer BarkerSummer Barker8 päivää sitten
  • I Love Doctor Mike all my homies love Doctor Mike

    Dead Pigeon randomnessDead Pigeon randomness8 päivää sitten
  • Yah the first one you showed was definitely disrespectful and unprofessional. Honestly she should be fired for her lack of respect for patients.

    Xandis 37Xandis 378 päivää sitten
  • MY FAMILY NEVER LEFT MY WIFE ALONE... because medical professionals CANNOT be trusted!

    Jane CarrollJane Carroll8 päivää sitten
  • The number of incidents in the comments is heartbreaking 💔

    Ramzia MohammedRamzia Mohammed9 päivää sitten
  • 9 million subscribers 🤔

    Valery EthingtonValery Ethington9 päivää sitten
  • finally a doctor who admits google is not wrong automatically.

    Jayson CowanJayson Cowan9 päivää sitten
  • "We know when you're faking". I was in active labor for 30 minutes, sitting in the ER waiting room, and they ignored me because they assumed I was drug seeking. Apparently at this hospital you go straight to labor and delivery, but with my last child at a different hospital, you're supposed to go to the ER first. They apologize profusely when they realized I was in labor, but I could've had a baby right there in the waiting room. Never assume!

    Emily LevyEmily Levy9 päivää sitten
  • I don’t really comment on FIstream videos but this is my first time seeing this video....the first video was made by DRose and she isn’t new to social media, she started with vine so she should’ve known a lot better.

    Stacey PerezStacey Perez9 päivää sitten
  • ViolinMD is a wonderful responsible medical influencer.

    Anna KlenkeAnna Klenke10 päivää sitten
  • You are part of the problem, Mikey!!!

    sebatiansebatian10 päivää sitten
  • Eh, when you're legally responsible for someone you won't neglect certain things that can put you as a healthcare provided in a vulnerable place regarding employment as well. I'm taking a lot of these complaints in the comment section with a grain of salt.

    xCestLaVie1xCestLaVie110 päivää sitten
  • My brother has cardiomyopathy and WAS very young when he got sick. She's a bitc#.

    Jill ThePrivateInvestigatorJill ThePrivateInvestigator10 päivää sitten
  • Hello Doctor! May I ask what are your views about weight-loss supplements, coffees, and what not? Can you make a video regarding it? I mean like, are they really effective in what they are claiming? Thanks! 🤗

    Diana Frances Ninotchka AlvaradoDiana Frances Ninotchka Alvarado10 päivää sitten
  • Went to the doc for back and stomach pain. He thought it was probably a stomach virus, but he asked me what I thought. I told him I had googled and thought maybe it was gallbladder. He ran some tests and surprise! It was my gallbladder. I had gallstones stuck in the bile duct. So thankful my doc was willing to listen to me.

    2131Rachel2131Rachel10 päivää sitten
  • I haven't faced much mistreatment with any doctors or nurses or such, pretty lucky for that. The worst of mine is that they said they'd refer to an audiologist but never did. I have a lot of scar tissue in my ears and get a lot of ear pain haha.

    Fish TacoFish Taco10 päivää sitten
  • This is why no ever should use tik tok

    Jkool4realJkool4real10 päivää sitten
  • This video wasn't it ..

    JoseJose10 päivää sitten