Forget house calls.
In America, it’s hard to get doctors to even pay attention to you, whether you have insurance or lack it. The greedy swines are forever looking at the clock, hoping to Â squeeze in as many people into their hectic schedules as inhumanly possible. (Indian doctors in America are among the worst. They are rude, cocky and boorish. In the last 20 years, our best medical experiences have been with a male Pakistani doctorÂ and a lady German physician).
In so many years, we’ve never heard of doctors making house calls in America (maybe they do in some forgotten corner).
If you ask an American doctor whether he makes house calls, he’d promptly refer you to a psychiatrist and order a battery of tests.
Back when we were growing up in India, things were very different. Family doctors listened to what you had to say, asked questions, routinely made house calls and provided a reassuring feeling (even if the diagnosis turned out to be unwelcome later).Â
We’d go to our family doctor’s clinic and sometimes the doctor wouldn’t be there. The assistant would tell us that the doctor had gone to see a sick patient. Nothing unusual about it. It was the norm. We waited patiently because we knew that one day that the doctor might be visiting a different patient – us.
But we read and hear that things are changing in India too now.
And for the worse.
Apparently caught up in the greed-trap, many doctors and private hospitals in India are suffocating sick patients and their families by recommending unnecessary tests and over-prescribing.
Coming to the big question: Are doctors making house calls anymore in India – in the cities, small towns and villages?
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