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If you had a choice between two doctors, a US DO or a Carib MD with the exact same residency, would you prefer one over the other based on that alone or would it not matter at all for you?

I know the US DO vs Carib MD has been discussed to death, but I was just wondering what your gut reaction would be.
 

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interesting question but the DO's and pre-DO's are going to be really angry with you and start talking about how awesome it is to be able to do COMLEX and USMLE

edit - i have no bias towards MD or DO but its true all the DO's get really mad when this comes up
 

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If they both got through residency and boards, they should both be competent. Don't have to pick. If I'm forced to pick, I'll do some sort of eenie-meenie-miney-mo or something.
 

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Look at their residencies. not what school they went to. outsiders of the medical filed only care about the schools
 

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If you had a choice between two doctors, a US DO or a Carib MD with the exact same residency, would you prefer one over the other based on that alone or would it not matter at all for you?

I know the US DO vs Carib MD has been discussed to death, but I was just wondering what your gut reaction would be.
interesting question but the DO's and pre-DO's are going to be really angry with you and start talking about how awesome it is to be able to do COMLEX and USMLE

edit - i have no bias towards MD or DO but its true all the DO's get really mad when this comes up
Grow up.
 
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I def believe both docs should get a fair chance, but my mom had a DO for a few months and he DIDNT know what he was doing. He always made mistakes and even diagnosed her with False cancer. My mom vowed never to see a DO ever again.
I think it depends on the personality and reputation of the doc. If the DO is a better guy/gal than the Carrib MD then I will stick with the DO
 

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I def believe both docs should get a fair chance, but my mom had a DO for a few months and he DIDNT know what he was doing. He always made mistakes and even diagnosed her with False cancer. My mom vowed never to see a DO ever again.
I think it depends on the personality and reputation of the doc. If the DO is a better guy/gal than the Carrib MD then I will stick with the DO
I had a 2 UPenn MDs diagnose me with an anxiety/panic disorder when I actually had lyme encephalitis. Whats your point? Doctors F up whether they are DOs or MDs. :rolleyes:
 

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I am aware of all the educational biases, but from a patient perspective, things change on a case by case basis. I saw a MD from India because he was the only one in a practice close to my house taking new patients. Then, I needed a quick appointment and the only one available was a PA, so I saw her. Now I'll go back to her for my same issue because I felt she understood what I was saying andIwas satisfied with her advice. However, if there was something more serious wrong with me I may go back to the MD.

Just like with my highly-repsected MD Gyn- he is skilled but does nothing for making you feel at ease. The nurse helped me through the emotional stuff and thank goodness she was there.

I'd suspect that most patients will choose/stick with their doctors based on their overall experience and not their "credentials."
 

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This is a stupid thread.
 
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If you had a choice between two doctors, a US DO or a Carib MD with the exact same residency, would you prefer one over the other based on that alone or would it not matter at all for you?

I know the US DO vs Carib MD has been discussed to death, but I was just wondering what your gut reaction would be.
Troll. :sleep:
 

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To answer your question I'd like to know what kind of doctor you'll become and then attempt to avoid those types as a precaution to not have you. :)
 

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I usually dont know where my doctor comes from. (where he did his schooling)
But usually I see those degrees hanging around, and when its UofT. I go... WOHHHH.


If its a school I never heard of, I dont mind so much anyway.


But thats GP.

If I am going to see a specialist, I would like to see MD/Phd/MPH/MBA/FRCP/FFCP... ABCDEFGHIJKLMONPQRSTUVWXYZ

Dont really care where he got them from.

And after seeing all those alphabets, I would like him to also be from H*******/JHU/COLUMBIA/YALE... ALL IVIES.






i looked back at my post.. and yeah
i guess i have no expectations of seeing a DO. funny.
 
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If you READ my post you would see that I DONT CARE whether or not its an MD or DO. whoever has the better reputation and personality will treat me.
I was only stating that my mom had a terrible experience with a DO and SHE will not see a DO again.
Everyone has different experiences. Im sure there r ppl that have bad MD experiences and will only see DO's from now on.
 

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If I am going to see a specialist, I would like to see MD/Phd/MPH/MBA/FRCP/FFCP... ABCDEFGHIJKLMONPQRSTUVWXYZ

Dont really care where he got them from.

And after seeing all those alphabets, I would like him to also be from H*******/JHU/COLUMBIA/YALE... ALL IVIES.
At first I thought you were being sarcastic. Then I read it again and realized you're actually serious. You have a lot of growing up to do.
 

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I usually dont know where my doctor comes from. (where he did his schooling)
But usually I see those degrees hanging around, and when its UofT. I go... WOHHHH.


If its a school I never heard of, I dont mind so much anyway.


But thats GP.

If I am going to see a specialist, I would like to see MD/Phd/MPH/MBA/FRCP/FFCP... ABCDEFGHIJKLMONPQRSTUVWXYZ

Dont really care where he got them from.

And after seeing all those alphabets, I would like him to also be from H*******/JHU/COLUMBIA/YALE... ALL IVIES.






i looked back at my post.. and yeah
i guess i have no expectations of seeing a DO. funny.
You must literally be all foreskin.
 
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which ever one is better at his job and comes with good recommendations from friends. Thats on an individual basis, not what med school he/she went to.
 

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It's an interesting question, I'm not sure why people are saying the OP isn't allowed to ask it (this isn't China). Whenever I pick a doctor, I tend to automatically throw out any non-US med school doctor. Maybe that's stupid but if 100 doctors come up in a search for my area, there's not many other ways to pick. I've never actually come across a DO but I think I'd probably skip them as well. In my eyes, the two are pretty equal. I have friends in both schools, although the more qualified guy is probably the one in the Caribbean. If I had to chose between the two, it would probably come down to what nationality they are - any Italian doctor will get me as a patient.
 
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I like the two DO's I know. One is an ED physician who had a chance to do a cards residency (he declinded) and the other is my generalist. Both are great dudes. I have a friend who wants to enjoy life with his wife, try hard but not stress, go DO and do FP. He's also a great guy.

There's nothing wrong with DO's.
 

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It's an interesting question, I'm not sure why people are saying the OP isn't allowed to ask it (this isn't China). Whenever I pick a doctor, I tend to automatically throw out any non-US med school doctor. Maybe that's stupid but if 100 doctors come up in a search for my area, there's not many other ways to pick. I've never actually come across a DO but I think I'd probably skip them as well. In my eyes, the two are pretty equal. I have friends in both schools, although the more qualified guy is probably the one in the Caribbean. If I had to chose between the two, it would probably come down to what nationality they are - any Italian doctor will get me as a patient.
Most realistic post in this thread :thumbup:

With that being said, I wouldn't pick the DO if my life depended on it. I'd rather be seen by a nurse! (not srs)
 

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MBSS. Those guys are really smart.

Honestly though, 99.9999% of the patients don know the difference between a DO and a MD, much less a carribean MD. The only people who would ever care are health professionals (Inc premeds)
 

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MBSS. Those guys are really smart.

Honestly though, 99.9999% of the patients don know the difference between a DO and a MD, much less a carribean MD. The only people who would ever care are health professionals (Inc premeds)
Actually, it would seem that 99.9999% of patients don't know what a DO is.(no offense to DOs)

With that being said, a majority of them would probably pick the MD if they were browsing a list for the simple fact that they're more familiar with MD title, regardless of where it's from.
 

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Actually, it would seem that 99.9999% of patients don't know what a DO is.(no offense to DOs)

With that being said, a majority of them would probably pick the MD if they were browsing a list for the simple fact that they're more familiar with MD title, regardless of where it's from.
Most people don't ask if they are DO's or MD's... Most are like ok your a cardiologist, treat my heart. There to busy with other things to give too much care towards there degree.
Regardless this would also mean that UK/AUS grads with MBBS's would also be screwed. And we all know they do just fine.
 

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I don't know why so many people are bashing this thread.

Apparently some people haven't taken intro econ, or didn't grasp "ceteris paribus", just because a question requires assuming an unreasonable number of characteristics are identical except for one, that doesn't mean the question isn't worth considering.

To address the question, all things being equal in this situation, I would take the American DO every time. There is a certain percentage of DO students who could have easily gone to an American MD school if that's what they wanted to do. Almost no carib-MD students could say the same.



 

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At first I thought you were being sarcastic. Then I read it again and realized you're actually serious. You have a lot of growing up to do.


Lol. SRS.

You need to grow down a little. :laugh::rolleyes:
 

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You must literally be all foreskin.
I wonder what that is.

Only class I ever took was neuroanatomy :( So I have no idea what foreskin might look like :(
I didnt do so well in this class either :( bellringers and exams. sheesh. who needs them.
 

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I wonder what that is.

Only class I ever took was neuroanatomy :( So I have no idea what foreskin might look like :(
I didnt do so well in this class either :( bellringers and exams. sheesh. who needs them.
HAHAHAHAHA WUUUUUUUUT??? :laugh:
 

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If it's important i'd want the one with the higher MCAT and Board score. Since i wouldn't be allowed to view that information, i'd avoid both and go for a US MD. Unless of course its for something stupid like a cold, then i'd see any doc.
 

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Not the Carib.

They get into Big Name Residencies, though. IDK how.