Saturday, August 04, 2012
I just got an email from my Mom who moved back to the states after living here in Mexico for 6 years. She had a doctor's appointment yesterday with a specialist to review her MRI to see about getting some treatment for her pain in her back. She had made a list of questions for the doctor so she wouldn't forget anything. after waiting to get in and see the doctor she and my sister were told by the doctor that she would only answer 3 questions and would only be spending 15 minutes with her. My sister and Mom were very put off and left and made an appointment with another doctor but he is so busy he can't see them for 10 weeks. Yikes! It got me to thinking about how lucky I am to be living here in Mexico where they have hospitals that are like country clubs and where the doctos and nurses can't do enough for you! Remember the doctor that treated my FIL even put on his shoes and socks after the last procedure. My Mom was saying how different it is and remembers fondly her doctors down here that would come to her home and always greeted her with a big hug. So much of this is a cultural thing though as children are raised here to cherish and love the elderly. I understand that the poor doctors in the states can only do so much and are only paid for a certain amount of time and have to see so many patients per day, etc. It sure takes the personal touch out of the healthcare. I read somewhere that there will be a shortage of doctors as people feel they can't really practice medicine anymore. I know my cousins who was an ER doctor got ot of it as he said that is just wasn't what he thought and the patients came last. He said the paperwork, malpractice insurance, etc. ruined it for him. I don't have any answers but I feel bad for those doctors in the states who would like to serve their patients and can't. so if you have a doctor that gives you good care be sure to show your appreciation?
I for one am so happy that we have such caring doctors and care here in Mexico. Especially for my 84 year old FIL.
Happy Saturday sparks friends....enjoyed your day!