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I've been reading posts for a long time now and in the advice that is given I'm trying to figure out is that possible here or now? All Countries are differnt

I'm trying to remember from now on to put UK beside my signature

Anyone else will to do that?

There is no guarantee I'll always remembercheesygrin


Eileen  {UK}

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    There are many health forums in America that attract more posts than this one does. In the main Americans have much faster access to a wide range of specialists but still seem to have doubts and fears about their treatments and side effects know no boundaries.

    It is easy to pick out the American posts from expressions like Doctors Office and Emergency Room and brand names of drugs are different. I think some don’t realise this is a British site at first. One said that she thought that the UK was for Kentucky.

    I'm glad to say that in trips to America I have not needed medical treatment. When we were fans of the long running series ER we did have a look round Cook County Hospital in Chicago where it was supposedly set. Looking out of place a doctor asked if he could help us. When we explained our presence he gave us a tour.

     Derek (U,K.)

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    good idea Eileen, it does get very confusing especially when they mention various treatments and they don't exist here in the UK.  Have you noticed how much more technically aware the americans are, they talk about their results and diagnoses in very techie terms.  I'm lucky if I can get my GP to even give me that level of detail, let alone understand the terminology.
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      They tend to see specialists on a regular basis rather than a GP. If you pay they should have time to talk.

      Though that did not apply to an orthopaedic consultant at a BUPA hospital I once asked to be referred to about my hip. His examination was no more thorough than that of my GP. He thought that I would probably never need a hip replacement and I was out of his office in five minutes.

      More annoying it was a snowy day and I was the only patient to have managed to get there and early. He turned up greeted his receptionist drank a cup of coffee and read her Sun before calling me in twenty minutes late. 


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