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Should doctors be their own doctors?
 

Should doctors be their own doctors?

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Do doctors themselves need to see a doctor when they fall sick? Do they need to see another doctor or could they treat themselves? Such are the age old questions people may ask.
 
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26 Nov 2016 - General
 
I agree with Mark Edmon Tan that clinical practice of medicine should always be objective so its not wise to treat your personal symptoms. The only acceptable instances are: if its a common cold or viral illness, its a chronic condition that you have personally mastered how to deal with the illness (ie allergies, asthma etc), and if you are in an isolated place with no medical access. Otherwise, its always wise ...
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A good question to discuss here in our community. Should doctors be their own doctors? I actually would like to hear other thoughts and opinions of our dear doctors here in our community. However, in my point of view, doctors should ask help from their colleagues to avoid biases. Especially when the disease is severe. And what i have observed even when i am still working most doctors didn't treat their loved ones even though they are specialist in that area. I actually believe that doctors k...
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I don’t think so because there are several limitations when doctors want to diagnose and treat their own illnesses. As mentioned in the post common illnesses like cold, a little bruise, and sprained ankle can be easily treated with common medications, fluid intake, vitamin C and rest can reduce the symptoms. Being sick doctor must take the opinion of another doctor for right differential diagnosis because if doctor himself is feeling bad pain than it is hard for himself to get the right diagnosi...
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Thank you for posting this topic. The answer for me is definitely no. The art and science of medicine should be practiced with utmost objectivity. This is the reason why most doctors opt not to treat their loved ones, notably when an invasive procedure has to be performed. Treating oneself will tamper the obejctive clinical acumen of doctors. Most doctors will treat their symptoms and be non-compliant because we have access to medicines. It will be beneficial if a doctor seeks consult to the app...
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Just like any other being, we are only human who gets sick including those who works in the healthcare profession especially doctors and nurses. As we always utter, who is going to take care of the sick nurse, we ourselves? Just like with the doctors, they also get sick most of the time. There is no exception or rule of the disease condition, everyone can be susceptible. As found in this article, doctors may embrace and treat themselves but they should also welcome their own limitation. They ma...
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