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Kabisay-an gid
On 10/22/2018 at 10:11 AM, Joe Sixpack said:

Anyone who has visited a hospital in the Philippines has been played, to some extent.

 

On 10/22/2018 at 10:44 AM, Joe Sixpack said:

The reality of filipino hospitals is that they will stick it to you any chance they get

 

I'm calling bullshit on both of your statements. Deeply biased and unprovable personal opinions like your own are irrelevant. 

According to the World Health Organization there are about 1800 hospitals in the Philippines, and there is no way you could have the personal knowledge of every visit to all of these hospitals, in order to 'prove' your bogus proclamations.

My asawa and her Nanay have been in Philippine hospitals on multiple occasions, and both were capably treated at an acceptable price.

There are several hospitals in Metro Manila that provide high quality healthcare, and are internationally accredited by JCI.

Philippine healthcare overall undoubtedly has a lot of room for improvement, but it's not as bad as you make it out to be.

 

 

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M.C.A.

Kabisay-an gid

Many of us don't live in the major cities so we deal with provincial hospitals and my previous dealings weren't so hot plus they don't have a fix they refer you to a specialist they can't provide the care in one visit you have to make several visits where they told me ... I'm just wasting my money "relax" calm down, well found out much later I had anxiety or whatever it really is the label is Anxiety.

I don't waste my time bringing in-laws to hospitals they have their own free clinics and they know this, they know everything we know nothing is what it amounts to and it's no fun living on a pension and yes I'm sure that the Philippines has the finest hospitals in the world bring thousands of dollars for you heart operation or boob job but for the rest of us mere mortals we live on pensions.

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Jawny
18 hours ago, yingy52 said:

I got a vasectomy at St. Martin Hospital in Rosario, Cavite. 14 years ago. I chose the local anesthetic route instead of them putting me under. From what I understood later was that all you would need for that procedure would be a blood pressure check. They had me go through the whole procedure as if I was going to have an anesthesiologist. EKG..x-rays etc. And charged me for it.

Next day I got the local and the doctor went to work on me. The follow up medication cost more than the procedure itself. But I paid because the doctor knows best,right? 

2 months later my gf turns up pregnant! WTF? Went back to the doctor and he says get the sperm test. Wacked off into the bottle and guess what? I've still got strong swimmers.

My son is 13 now and he's a joy to be around. I'm very glad that the doctor was incompetent.

The hospital got their money and that's all they really care about.

Not sure that the doctor should be judged as incompetent. A vasectomy will not eliminate sperm until some time has passed.  Most clinics advise 8-10 weeks to pass before a sperm exam is completed.  

 

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RogerDuMond

No personal attacks please

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oztony

Ceasefire please gentlemen , everybody has different experiences and therefore different opinions , lets not get personal about things...

(Looks like Roger and I were typing at the same time)..... 

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Dafey

The man said ceasefire! no more fighting, arguing, pissing matches and no more bashing cultures!

Last chance before we close the thread.

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Kabisay-an gid
4 hours ago, M.C.A. said:

Kabisay-an gid

Many of us don't live in the major cities so we deal with provincial hospitals and my previous dealings weren't so hot plus they don't have a fix they refer you to a specialist they can't provide the care in one visit you have to make several visits where they told me ... I'm just wasting my money "relax" calm down, well found out much later I had anxiety or whatever it really is the label is Anxiety.

I don't waste my time bringing in-laws to hospitals they have their own free clinics and they know this, they know everything we know nothing is what it amounts to and it's no fun living on a pension and yes I'm sure that the Philippines has the finest hospitals in the world bring thousands of dollars for you heart operation or boob job but for the rest of us mere mortals we live on pensions.

 

Who said the Philippines has the finest hospitals in the world?! Sure has Hell wasn't me.

I know one thing - Unless I have a dire immediate medical emergency and don't have a choice, I'm not going to a provincial hospital.

Cebu Doctors University Hospital or Chong Hua works for me. Anything they can't handle, I'm off to St. Luke's in Metro Manila.

 

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RogerDuMond
23 minutes ago, Kabisay-an gid said:

Cebu Doctors University Hospital or Chong Hua works for me.

I like Perpetual Succor.

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Kabisay-an gid
7 minutes ago, RogerDuMond said:

I like Perpetual Succor.

 

A very good choice! 

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Jack Rat
1 hour ago, Kabisay-an gid said:

 

A very good choice! 

Agree, a good choice but they charge like a wounded bull, even charging for the TV remote in the room..

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RogerDuMond
49 minutes ago, Jack Rat said:

Agree, a good choice but they charge like a wounded bull, even charging for the TV remote in the room..

Connections. My niece works there and gets discounts on almost everything for me. Plus she cuts down any waiting time by getting different departments to work me in to their schedules.

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yingy52
2 hours ago, Jack Rat said:

Agree, a good choice but they charge like a wounded bull, even charging for the TV remote in the room..

And a TV comes with the remote?:lol:

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yingy52
5 hours ago, Jawny said:

Not sure that the doctor should be judged as incompetent. A vasectomy will not eliminate sperm until some time has passed.  Most clinics advise 8-10 weeks to pass before a sperm exam is completed.  

 

That would have been good advice had the doctor TOLD me that.

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Jawny
2 hours ago, Jack Rat said:

Agree, a good choice but they charge like a wounded bull, even charging for the TV remote in the room..

There are many charges on a typical hospital bill which may surprise when seen the first time.  Even when photocopies are made, there is likely to be a charge. 

As far as TV remote, the common practice here is to charge a deposit for the remote.  Might be several hundred pesos.  The money is refunded when the charger is returned.  

Also, it is common that hospitals will extend a senior discount to older patients, as much as 20%. 

I've had dozens of experiences with hospitals here, mostly for family members.  In all of those times, I’ve only had one instance of what members here like to label a scam.  Frankly, it was disgraceful, but I learned from the experience.

i had a minor surgical procedure, but asked a physician I was seeing for an unrelated matter.  Basically, I asked about a surgeon he would recommend for the minor procedure.  He gave me the name, but suggested that he could be the admitting doctor.  I didn’t understand the significance of that till later.

As part of the clearance, the hospital required a cardiologist give me a brief checkup.  Bit of a pain as it meant another waiting room and such.  

If you’re keeping track, that is now THREE doctors involved.  

I check with the hospital and a date and time is set for the surgery.  I was admitted the day before, so I spent one night and there would be one more night after the procedure.  Probably could have all been done as an outpatient, but as I said, I learned  

I got a clue that there was going to be some piling on (the scam part) when the first doctor stopped by my bed the night before and asked if I wanted the cardiologist to be on standby during the surgery.  I have no issues with heart problems, so this was a surprise.  I said no.  

My bill included the surgery as well as TWO physicians.  Each time they came by, I got a charge.

If I had simply gone into the office of the surgeon, asked for the surgery, scheduled it, there would not have been the piling on of doctors.  

 

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Kabisay-an gid
10 hours ago, Jack Rat said:

Agree, a good choice but they charge like a wounded bull, even charging for the TV remote in the room..

 

Actually, like many other Philippine hospitals, they charge a REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT on TV remotes.

That ensures the remote doesn't get stolen by departing patients. If the hospital gets the remote back, you get your deposit back.

 

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