The Most Offensive Question I’m Asked As A Doctor

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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 FIstream. 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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  • People need to learn that some questions are supposed to not be asked

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  • This is assumption I just want to know on your stance on the medical code of slience

    Koala From TomorrowKoala From Tomorrow8 tuntia sitten
  • ... bro r u wearing orange eyeshadow it looks good, matches your shirt 👍🏻

    Emma JEmma J9 tuntia sitten
  • Imagine having bullied Dr. Mike in the past. Especially seeing him now. I couldn't imagine. Its like the people that bullied Liam Payne his whole life. Dang I can't even fathom.

    Emma KellerEmma Keller11 tuntia sitten
  • Dr. Mike question for you. How rare is it to not only have Neurofibromatosis but, a Plexifom Neurofibroma? And how rare is it to have Situs Inversus on top of those?

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  • Bruh i would walk in my campus and immediately people assume im an engineer student based on my dress code xD Which i am...

    Hosea SHPM7Hosea SHPM719 tuntia sitten
  • Is a family medicine doctor same as a G.P?

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  • Doctor mike is not only awesome because he's handsome, but also he just LOOKS like you can trust him...

    Dmitrii JonesDmitrii JonesPäivä sitten
  • Isn’t it obvious he’s a real doctor with all of his knowledge???

    Lexie EquestrianLexie EquestrianPäivä sitten
  • I was a medical technologist and my dad would tell people I "was a nurse".... I just let him rather than try to explain!! I took an anatomy and physiology class in high school. At the end of the semester, I was exempt from the final because I had a 95 average. The instructor told me when he first saw me come into the class, he'd assumed I'd be a poor student because I was "good looking". This was in the mid 70's..women's lib and all. He wrote in my yearbook, "Looks and brains, what a great combo!" But, yea, it's crazy.

    Janet CaruanaJanet CaruanaPäivä sitten
  • Whenever I mention I'm very interested in becoming a Mortician they basically ask what's wrong with me. Like- nothing?? I just find it really beautiful, the idea of even after someone has passed away helping their family to still see them how they were when they were alive, and to help their family get closure

    BonkiiBonkiiPäivä sitten
  • I just notice he has 6.66 million subscriber

    Shigeo KageyamaShigeo Kageyama2 päivää sitten
  • Health literacy is so important! I think what you do is so cool! Props for going above and beyond!

    tawnya browntawnya brown2 päivää sitten
  • Love the sun casually setting and it getting darker in this vid. Goes to show how much time is put into filming a 10min video

    Tamara SoloTamara Solo2 päivää sitten
  • Wow!! Being A doctor at such a young age is really inspiring.... 😊 I am a 14 years old teenager now... And truly look forward to pursue my profession as a doctor... Would you please post a video ...guiding about the best books to read or may be daily routine (from teenage) to become a doctor and other topics related to the same?

    Mithu BiswasMithu Biswas2 päivää sitten
  • I bet you only treat people with money or rich people while the poor people in your area die

    ash Memphis kingash Memphis king2 päivää sitten
  • Hello Dr. Mike, I am from India. I just cleared my medical entrance exam after I graduated high school and successfully got admitted to a medical college to persue MBBS. I watched quite a lot of your videos and few information like how to deal with questions in public is really helpful. I don't belong to a family of doctors. So, please continue teaching the do's and don't s. Thank you

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  • THOSE people: "Are you a doctor, Doctor Mike?" Doctor Mike: "No, I just learned all of this for absolutely no reason at all. And stamped Doctor in front of my name for the heck of it." Wow 👏 Good job people.

    SES SagareseSES Sagarese3 päivää sitten
  • How can we live in a world with shows like Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice and not just expect every hospital and dr office to be filled with McSteamy's? I'm always a little disappointed when my dr walks into the room and he's not a dream boat. It's like, if I choose to go to Starbucks and order a coffee, then I get that coffee, I'm happy, cause I got what I ultimately came for. But if that coffee comes in a bedazzled cup.... JACKPOT.

    MissDoubleNegativeMissDoubleNegative3 päivää sitten
  • Love the videos and information you put out here but let’s be honest, this video was the biggest flex 💪 😂. He came on FIstream to say “I’m hot, I’m smart, and I’m rich” If I hear one more person talk about how smart/rich/beautiful they are, I swear I’m gonna start evaluating my own life and life choices and take control of my life 😡 and believe me, I HATE coming to important realizations of how unsuccessful I am. I swear if you force me to make smart and better decisions for my health and success I’m gonna be so upset because I hate doing what’s good for me. How dare you make me want better for myself.

    Ben VelaBen Vela3 päivää sitten
  • Getting problems because of being beautiful.😐🤔...I want such problems😂

    Ramya baskarRamya baskar3 päivää sitten
  • He has 6.66 million subscribers someone subscribe so the number changes

    Scott WiandScott Wiand3 päivää sitten
  • 6.66M subs bad luck

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  • Hate the background noise. Is that music?

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  • Mike, I have an honest question. When do you workout? Like, at what time of the day?

    Deepa ParakkalDeepa Parakkal3 päivää sitten
  • Frankly, I can see how that is offensive to some doctors like Dr. Mike, as he talks about his experiences all the time and went to medical school to be certified and all that, but at the same time I could also see how others are skeptical; maybe they’ve had relatives or friends who’s been misled or dismissed by doctors in the past, or even by charlatans who’s claimed themselves to be (medical) doctors with degrees from degree mills. But I would say most of all, it would be the misinformation people would unwittingly get.

    Diana WeiDiana Wei3 päivää sitten
  • I don't think people mean that when asking why you became a doctor when you could've been a model. I think the assumption is simply "modelling is easier and pays better". And (since you are a doctor) i think there is also an already assumed answer that they just want to hear said: that you wanted to help people.

    Erik NorénErik Norén4 päivää sitten
  • You’re a great person dr. Mike

    Queenbee192 RoseQueenbee192 Rose4 päivää sitten
  • My hands seem to always be sweaty is it normal? Also love you're channel. maybe you could do some more react to movies

    grootgroot4 päivää sitten
  • He actually seems like an approachable person

    RonélRonél4 päivää sitten
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  • did my man spent the whole day answering the questions??? I can see the day evening night behind the window.

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  • Mike da 🐐

    Michael McNallyMichael McNally4 päivää sitten
  • Should this guy be practicing medicine instead of doing YT videos? I guess not.

    Phillip KellyPhillip Kelly4 päivää sitten
  • me watching the sun set through the window 👁👄👁

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  • I am a Troll, but even I respect you as a Good Doctor. You are better Doctor than Nachtspider will ever be.

    YlendethYlendeth5 päivää sitten
  • lol dressed kinda gangster. Puts in a very ungangster photo

    im boredim bored5 päivää sitten
  • No offense, but doctors hone their skills through experience, and if your splitting your time between, social media, network media, and practice; how can you become a "good" or "better" doctor with limited experience?

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  • I love what he said about how you can be smart and beautiful. It makes me feel valid as a dumb ugly person. 🤗

    Min KarmaMin Karma5 päivää sitten
  • it's bizarre that people think all models make tons of money. i knew a few models in NYC, and only a very small few end up making a liveable amount of money to survive. the models i know don't make a lot of money. heck, i knew more successful artists in NYC making money than models. imho, being a model is less lucrative than being an artist, and artists make almost no money.

    Peace, Love, Macaroni and CheesePeace, Love, Macaroni and Cheese5 päivää sitten
  • Well, being a model sure does sound like a much more relaxed career choice. Maybe some people meant it like that.

    Nathan CallahanNathan Callahan6 päivää sitten
  • Damn, you really took a long time to record this. It turned into nighttime.

    Nathan CallahanNathan Callahan6 päivää sitten
  • Hey,, can you please do like a review on Venom the movie and it's "accuracy" and so on,, would be cool

    Luan SaaymanLuan Saayman6 päivää sitten
  • If you’re offended by people needing reassurance that your care is up to standard, blame the mistakes by other doctors leading to death, injury, and malpractice suits. Not the fear in the public. Remember, they don’t have ten years of training in receiving yours or any other health professionals care.

    M StandenbergM Standenberg6 päivää sitten
  • If dr Mike was my doctor I would liget live in the hospital 👀

    Luna ParkerLuna Parker6 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one who's gonna say it? If a woman has never gone to get a pap smear before seeing your video, and then decides she's gonna get one with YOU, a family practitioner, not a gynecologist...I don't think it was because she decided a family practitioner is the right one to do that. I think she wanted to show you her vagina. You know. She's got a little crush. Am I the only one thinking it?

    Samantha ChurchSamantha Church6 päivää sitten
  • I'm a Certified Surgical Technologist. I dont really have much direct patient contact before they go to sleep. So I get the comments from other medical professionals. I HATE! HATE! Being told well thats the way we've always done it when its not standard. Or my favorite one, " you're just a tech". I mean for real, if I weren't here, 95% of the people that aren't scrubs, couldn't even dress themselves and keep sterile. Much less the setup for the case or assembling the system sets.

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  • YES! BREAK EXPECTATIONS!!! I am a therapist and tried to be extra professional starting out because I felt like I got taken more seriously, I've learned the authenticity that I have when I am more the person that I ACTUALLY am the more people gravitate and feel safe! One of the biggest problems I see working with a lot of young adults is that they don't feel authentic, like people around them don't REALLY know them, and a lot of time that's due to them wanting to "impress" them or be perceived a certain way, and it actually causes more problems mentally than being the weird/obnoxious/whatever person that you really are! Love your videos btw

    Sarah AndersonSarah Anderson6 päivää sitten
  • You're not cute enough guy...lmao model...hahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Anara HAnara H6 päivää sitten
  • Who and why would someone send you threats?

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  • "Prove people wrong with your results" I love this.

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  • I think it says a lot about healthcare in America that so many people want to ask Dr. Mike health related questions. We shouldn't be afraid of the bills that come after doctor visits (my #1 reason I try to avoid going to the doctor, even when I need to).

    D. Leighann BatemonD. Leighann Batemon7 päivää sitten
  • What motivated you to become a doctor?

    The VortexThe Vortex7 päivää sitten
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  • And here I am looking like a biker so that I'll be left alone by strangers, I'm even banking on that so that I don't have to deal with strangers unless they can get over looks 😂 It was my coping strategy in high school to not get bullied and it follows me to this day age 31

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  • Not quiet the same level as a doctor but I am a business owner and you wouldn’t believe the amount of people who ask me “does your husband help you with that?” Seriously?!? Just because they see a petite, excitable blonde with a big smile they automatically think I’m a moron. I also play cricket and lift weights. I love surprising people too - great video 😁

    Dawn HapgoodDawn Hapgood8 päivää sitten
  • I want to get control of my health but these doctors i have are just hurtful at this point.

    kiara leezkiara leez8 päivää sitten
  • Can you please make a video dedicated to suicide and psychopathic mental health illnesses such as bypolor please.

    Kelly SharrattKelly Sharratt8 päivää sitten
  • I’m glad you’re a doctor, and not a model. You’re doing much more good for the world.

    Collins ChemistryCollins Chemistry8 päivää sitten
  • Dr Mike, there is a female psychologist who actually very recently lost her medical title due to being "too sexy" ... She is a psychologist with also a degree in sexology and she just lost her right to call herself and practise as a psychologist after a fellow colleague (!!!) Reported her after seeing 'provocative' posts on her Instagram page. They really were not provocative at all and everyone knows this professional works as both a psychologist aswel as sexologist in which she helps both couples and individuals, and she uses her online platform to adres the issue many woman have; Not being comfortable in their own body and being afraid to embrace their own body's. So basically she talks about sex (in an educative, woman-empowering, self-loving kind of way) which is great advice due to her also being educated in sexology ofcourse. The given reason for the loss of her title was that she is making the whole profession (of psychologists) look unworthy and un-trustworthy. Can you believe that?! A respected psychologist who not only helps her patients but also helps her socialmedia fans big-time by discussing sex openly gets kicked out basically after posting a 'sexy' picture of herself, on her own account, of which all followers know to expect from her..! It's so unfair how even some people IN the medical profession attack each other on their looks.

    Leonoor MulderLeonoor Mulder8 päivää sitten
  • "Move on, and crush with your knowledge and experience." Dr. Mike 2020

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  • In 10 minutes your daylight turned in night

    Lol GangLol Gang8 päivää sitten
  • Never trust the motives of someone who spends all their time on social media and promoting themselves in it.

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  • 👍

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  • I love how it slowly gets darker outside and idk why lol

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  • It just randomly popped into my head now but you look a lot like Derek from Grey’s Anatomy in this video lol

    Alicja RojasAlicja Rojas9 päivää sitten
  • q. : are u a medical /methacle/meth-a-gal/matt-tuccle docter?

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  • We need many many more doctors like you thank you

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  • Nice apartment

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  • Considering dr Phil, people asking "are you a reap doctor" becomes understandable

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  • 8:23

    The Crusty RatThe Crusty Rat10 päivää sitten
  • Sorry Dr. Mike... Most soul crushing question for women physicians is a tie between “are you the lady doctor taking care me?” and immediate assumption upon entry into room of “are you my nurse?”😐 -MD, MPH

    skm1587skm158710 päivää sitten
  • Ok. Love whoever you are ❤❤

    Tuyen LATuyen LA10 päivää sitten
  • How tall are you? Standing on the street next to those ppl you look really tall.

    ŁAIZI DAIZIŁAIZI DAIZI10 päivää sitten
  • Once you are established as a nurse you get asked all the time. I get asked, "Should I call the doctor?" alot like I live every moment of my life to triage everyone I meet🤣

    Anonymous oneAnonymous one10 päivää sitten
  • I wish you are my doctor! 😉

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  • But it doesn't hurt that you're "pirty" 🤣

    Ricky BrunetRicky Brunet11 päivää sitten
  • I love watching your videos but I have a serious issue with bulgy veins happening and your neck makes me cringe and wince. How does one overcome this :(

    scarlesiascarlesia11 päivää sitten
  • Never did I ever think ide watch a DOCTER on FIstream

    Yasmeen AmenYasmeen Amen11 päivää sitten
  • Lol

    Jules7284Jules728412 päivää sitten
  • Since you brought that up... I'm a 23 year old Respiratory Therapist, and one of my supervisors likes to remind me every day that I'm the "baby therapist." Yes, I am young, and I look like I'm in high school, but it gets annoying to be treated as the child of the department. I have gotten some comments from patients and family members, but interestingly enough, most people think I'm way older because they assume that I must have been in school for a while if I'm a medical professional in a white coat. Mhm...

    Leah H.Leah H.12 päivää sitten
  • May I see your hand writing? ;)

    Ey b0ssEy b0ss12 päivää sitten
  • I’m an English language and communication student, I get asked a bunch of horrible questions like “You must have it easy right?” Yeah it sounds easy but try going through my textbooks and then tell me if you find it easy... I mean of course professional courses like Law and Medicine are a million times more difficult, but it doesn’t undermine any other courses. Every field has its own set of hardships, doesn’t mean I have it easier. People think it’s easy for us to get into the dean’s list every semester even without studying , it doesn’t work like that 👀

    Khairatun Najihah SuhaimiKhairatun Najihah Suhaimi12 päivää sitten
  • What I have to deal with on a daily basis regarding finances. Urgh..... Doctor, lawyer, engineer. Yet I know and do what is best concerning your taxes. Urgh!

    Angela RouwenhorstAngela Rouwenhorst12 päivää sitten
    • It's nothing compared to what you do.

      Angela RouwenhorstAngela Rouwenhorst12 päivää sitten
  • You are a great person, for being the way you are😉🙏

    Santy parraSanty parra12 päivää sitten
  • Thank you for sharing so much information, I have a week following your channel, I find it interesting, the best thing is that one learns since your explanation is not like when you go to a consultation and your doctor leaves you with a 😳🙄

    Santy parraSanty parra12 päivää sitten
  • 8:23 you're welcome

    Birdie GiovannaBirdie Giovanna13 päivää sitten
  • Yo Mike are you a doctor or just a GP? ;)

    Kris VandiestKris Vandiest13 päivää sitten