Opinion: why doctors in the USA do not like to treat Russian immigrants
Everyone knows that medicine is expensive in America, especially if you don't think about insurance on time. By the way, Russians often make this mistake. But even when a Russian person turns to an American doctor, his hair stands on end from what he hears from “our” patient, writes the channel's author "American about Russia" on Yandex.Zen.
What is wrong with Russian patients?
First go at the last moment
Americans are rarely willing to take a sick leave, but they will always make an appointment with a doctor if something really worries.
What is Russian doing?
"I have a stomachache? Will pass "," Headache? It happens". He goes to the doctor when the pain is already unbearable. And immediately asks: "Doctor, help." From this, the American doctor, perhaps, wants to twist a finger at the temple: they say he is to blame.
Secondly, they are treated with dubious means.
Although there are many believers in the United States, an American is unlikely to dare to try some herbs for treatment if the doctor has not prescribed them. Conventional pills like aspirin are easy. But how Russian people rub themselves with vodka or drink an incomprehensible broth without a doctor's instructions - no. And the doctor will obviously not be happy with such a Russian medicine.
By the way, in the Russian area of New York, Brighton Beach has a lot of pharmacies with alternative medicine, there is no such cluster anywhere else in America.
Third, they are afraid of antibiotics
The opinion that Russians are afraid of being treated with antibiotics and in every possible way avoid taking "malignant" drugs has settled in the heads of American doctors. For an American, this is generally wild - it is customary for him to come to the doctor and get a whole bag of pills, including antibiotics. He will take them as long as the doctor says.
These are the main reasons why an American doctor might look at “our” patient as crazy.
Do you agree with their opinion?
Original column published on the blog. "American about Russia" on Yandex.Zen.
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