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Is Your Doctor Really A Doctor?

mhubbard Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 6:45 PM
Sometimes the only way to clear up a perpetual sore throat is to remove the tonsils. Constant allergy issues? remove the tonsils and adenoids. Insurance has made this harder to get permission for, causing countless children extended years of missing tens of school days. In Washington state-home to some very stupid liberal politicians...there is a bill to make it mandatory that anyone who handle an eye chart be capable of prescribing glasses and what prescrition to make them. Think of all the parent helpers that help with elementary eye chart reading services. They would be required to not contact parents for the child to be taken to an eye dr, but must come up with the prescription and correct info even to dealing with stigmatism.
mhubbard Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 6:45 PM
I know of eye drs. who haven't even managed to get the correct precription.
sbrown Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 9:06 AM
But do you know the different between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?

It takes years to educate a physician. The process actually begins in college, with dedication to study and training the mind for the unbelievable challenges that lay ahead. Qualities that are integral to physicians need to be developed and perfected- restraint, self-sacrifice, delayed gratification. This is a weeding out process. Only the best and the brightest get through the screen.

Medical school presents even greater challenges. There are four years of constant study, two of which also contain short apprenticeships which require the students to learn about various medical disciplines, thereby allowing them to understand critical interconnections between these...