A Patient Filed A Complaint! | Wednesday Checkup | Doctor Mike


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  • Ami
    Ami  14 hours back

    i would be your best patient, you would never see me :p

    • Amethyst Girl
      Amethyst Girl  1 days back

      Before this vid I had a vid about lower back pain lol

      • • R o s e e y •
        • R o s e e y •  2 days back

        I come back to your channel because you keep me motivated and you teach me new thing!!

        • Keith McCoy
          Keith McCoy  2 days back

          Thats a tough one, to know when someone is agreeing with you just to agree with you. Its unfortunate, they leave unhappy and you spend unnecessary time with them that you could have spent with someone else. Best of luck getting better at spotting those situations.

          • Amanda Szynkowski
            Amanda Szynkowski  3 days back

            He wanted you to tell him he had a serious condition. Either for the satisfaction a hypochondriac feels when their diagnosed, or for prescription opiate medications. I'm leaning towards the latter on this specific guy. That's the world we're living in today, victimhood is scene as a badge of honor

            • domino1246
              domino1246  3 days back

              I love yaaaaaa...hope there could have been more doctors like you.....please don't change......there are people out there who want their doctors to explain things to them.....

              • prathamesh shanbhag
                prathamesh shanbhag  3 days back

                I can't believe someone filed a complaint against this happy and wise man.

                • lucifer morningstar
                  lucifer morningstar  3 days back

                  Provocative test? Sounds kinky! I need a dr like him lol

                  • Santosh Das
                    Santosh Das  3 days back


                    • JazzMina Bat
                      JazzMina Bat  3 days back

                      I like my doctor for the most part. I just went in about low back and hip pain and she sent a referral out to physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture (she was not sure which my insurance would cover)

                      • 13meli55a
                        13meli55a  4 days back

                        I’ve gone to doctors for the same problems repeatedly so many times and it’s easy to be convinced to go a more conservative route and then become frustrated again because you realize you’re just wait and seeing again.
                        Pain patients are told it’s all in our head and do pt and it will be fixed and meditate and it will be fixed. We get pawned off again and again and then leave the doctor who told us to wait and see because it didn’t help and go to a new doctor who also tells us to wait and see.
                        I don’t think it’s that he wanted less care, I think it’s that the more care you put in the less he could be assertive and express his frustration at his situation.
                        You gave good advice, but getting it all the time for years when you’re trying really hard and want some certainty or a new solution makes it not good advice anymore.

                        • ellobec
                          ellobec  4 days back

                          I once had a patient who was incredibly rich. Billionaire. I was a medical reg. Renal cancer and VRE from a hospital acquired infection where we gave him antibiotics. I came into his room one day, to see that he was literally trying to beat up his nurse. And he would not let her go. Hitting her while holding onto her arm. So I firmly told him to stop what he was doing, that you cannot physically assault healthcare workers. He stopped, and was incredibly embarrassed to be caught by a doctor doing that.

                          2 weeks later I hear about a complaint his family lodged saying that I verbally abused the patient. Had to go to a meeting for it, because he was a donor and so influential. Obviously, I was in the right. But the nerve this patient had to act like a victim to his family.. sometimes you do everything right. Someone is still going to complain. You did the right thing for modern medicine. You explain. You have a conversation. You don’t bark orders like old school doctors did. This patient of yours obviously doesn’t understand that things can’t be fixed over night.

                          Mike, you did nothing wrong. Your patient is just peeved that he didn’t get what he wanted. You probably would have made the exact same recommendations even after doing an MRI.

                          • Abhay Malhan
                            Abhay Malhan  4 days back

                            I can totally relate to me
                            Bcz doc in India are greedy as ......

                            • sera carmen
                              sera carmen  5 days back

                              I'm not a behavioral specialist or anything, and I haven't read the full complaint, but Doctor Mike, if he said you were "too spiritual" I think he was referring to the fact that you talked about the relationship between mind and body and the fact that he can heal without medicine or surgery. As you've already talked about on your channel - to a lot of people, that can sound like spiritual woo-woo bullshit. I wouldn't pin it so much on the amount of time you spent with him.

                              (also, to clarify: I do NOT see it has spiritual woo-woo bullshit. I just think he did)

                              • Anita Vaughn
                                Anita Vaughn  5 days back

                                Hiking helps my back...

                                • Britney Star
                                  Britney Star  6 days back

                                  did u ask him if he wants to use essential oil?

                                  • Golden Princess
                                    Golden Princess  6 days back

                                    Dr. Mike: just be very buttoned up 8:51
                                    Dr. Mikes button's: oh shoot

                                    • 551223
                                      551223  6 days back

                                      I get where you’re coming from but why not just give him the MRI so he can have peace of mind? What’s wrong with getting one

                                      • Bruno The Expert
                                        Bruno The Expert  6 days back

                                        You did the best you could . Now if the patient didn't appreciated your efford to help him is not your fault.

                                        • RayVitoles
                                          RayVitoles  7 days back

                                          For those who dont get why stress is bad,just google " cortisol".Its definately not spiritual stuff,its 100% science

                                          • Lance G
                                            Lance G  1 weeks back

                                            Tbh, I followed everything you said. Your initial approach would have worked with me because it's 💯 logical.

                                            • Fire Breathing Moon Beam

                                              I think it's important to view it from our side.
                                              I am definitely someone who questions everything a doctor says including their intentions. I have been to more incompetent doctors than I have competent.
                                              That doesn't mean doctors do not have value but the same doctor who saved my life made several bad decisions that kept me in the hospital for 2 weeks! I got pneumonia and my lungs collapsed.

                                              • PrivateNexus 5
                                                PrivateNexus 5  1 weeks back

                                                An MRI (without contrast) is non-invasive, and in my country is only a cost to the patient. So you could of satisfied him mentally as well as actually helped his medical needs/issue as you tried. He is a whole person, not just a back. You say "my job is to delay risky procedures" but MRI is not a risky procedure; unless he had claustrophobia (what you said sounded a little misleading).

                                                • Re dacted
                                                  Re dacted  1 weeks back

                                                  I'm definitely the type of patient who prefers blunt. If you're overly helpful, there's a point you can reach where it feels like you're being dismissive or just downplaying things. Because I know my own personality, however, I never ask my doctor for referrals or prescriptions. I explain the problem and then trust her to know how, or at least to try to help me get better. I'm not a doctor. I don't know what I need. It takes an extreme type of arrogance to think you know better than a professional.

                                                  Although, funnily enough, I had headaches for 14 years and she couldn't figure it out. It took me mentioning the fact both of my parents are diabetic and asking to be tested before she realized that had been my problem all along.

                                                  • Andy Franco
                                                    Andy Franco  1 weeks back

                                                    Having a chronic pain is something really scary, specially if the doctors you see can't find anything serious... You feel desperate and hopeless because you can't find a solution and you start investing on the internet what could that possibly be, so you go to the doctor and tell him exactly what type of tests you want because you're convinced that since no doctor can find out what you really have (and the typical attitude doctors have towards patients does not help, they can be really mean) maybe if you take charge of the situation you'll find the solution... It's horrible when you feel that the doctor does not believe the pain you're feeling is real or is in your mind, even if that's true ( since a lot of times the chronic pain it's psychological) :( . I'm sure doctor Mike never meant to belittle the patient's pain but I can understand the desperation the guy felt...

                                                    Ps. Sorry if my English it's not correct.

                                                    • Charlie Hustle
                                                      Charlie Hustle  1 weeks back

                                                      I love how he can also discuss his shortcomings and how he learned from them.

                                                      • moonxshakti
                                                        moonxshakti  1 weeks back

                                                        You should not shorten your communication, your response and communication was excellent. Whether or not the patient was drug-seeking, not everyone is going to be happy and he could have spoke up for himself.
                                                        I think it is far far better when the doctor explains to you what they're thinking about the situation or why they want or don't want to do something. The patient may have decided what they think they need but they don't usually know all of the factors or Consequences.
                                                        While in general it is good to always try to improve, I would not change anything from this particular encounter . Stand by your actions.

                                                        • Cait Mcggoil
                                                          Cait Mcggoil  1 weeks back

                                                          Speaking of back pain my back (like my whole back) hurts so bad it hurts to breathe

                                                          • Josie Mollahan
                                                            Josie Mollahan  1 weeks back

                                                            Are we just gonna ignore the fact that he has two watches on smh lol

                                                            • Elaina Doak
                                                              Elaina Doak  1 weeks back

                                                              Josie Mollahan ones a fit bit

                                                          • smokeyque
                                                            smokeyque  1 weeks back

                                                            I'd file a complaint too! Complaint: he only sees me on Monday thru Wednesday...... I want to spend time with him every day..😭😭😭😭😭😭

                                                            • Romj Ilonggo
                                                              Romj Ilonggo  1 weeks back

                                                              This topic reminds me again suffered from severe pain and considered as a lowback pain. Iv benn work for 4 yrs in a hospital mor on lifting patients etc heavy things. It is very painful spasm is there and hard to move in my 1st week. But after this till right now its been 4 yrs ago I dont feel pain. I went to the orthopedic doctor, I diagnosed Lowback pain. They advice me to take medication of LAGAFLEX and d tables combinationfor muscle relaxant vit. B complex. now Im healed! And I move normal. I like they you explained it well to ypur patient doctor.. But at the end of the day they will decide themeseleves base to their financial capacity for madical bills.

                                                              • Jub Jub
                                                                Jub Jub  1 weeks back

                                                                Its almost certainly because you mentioned osteopathy and gave him mind-body pamphlets. To many that isn't perceived as real medicine.

                                                                Whether thats fair or not, i have no idea haha. I too would be skeptical though.

                                                                • Bradley Weiss
                                                                  Bradley Weiss  1 weeks back

                                                                  Analysis spinal dysfunction causes
                                                                  Patient has irritating subluxation/ facets.
                                                                  Mri not needed at time but chronic pain
                                                                  Patient wants diagnostic work up
                                                                  Xrays at least will reveal DDX
                                                                  Look at Xrays yourself because radiology may not always see things besides pathology

                                                                  • • Elaine Editz •
                                                                    • Elaine Editz •  1 weeks back

                                                                    I watched another Wednesday checkup, you were wearing pink, this you are wearing pink.

                                                                    You mean girl-

                                                                    • Jasdne R
                                                                      Jasdne R  2 weeks back

                                                                      I cannot stand doctors that throw pills at you or don't want to exhaust other options before trying something more "extreme". This would've been an ideal appointment for me.

                                                                      • asuban
                                                                        asuban  2 weeks back

                                                                        My mum has lower back pain that sometimes is so high that it wipes literally her legs from under her. Doctors don't find anything and she always seems to meet doctors, who don't take her seriously. Like Mike said in the video, some people have MRI scans revealing problems, but the people don't have any pain. Some people have pain, but nothing to really show why. I wish some doctors would have more understanding about back pain so people like my mum would get help.

                                                                        • Elena Francu Lucas
                                                                          Elena Francu Lucas  2 weeks back

                                                                          I wish all doctors were like you...
                                                                          Also, I really like "Let me tell you why" as an alternative transition

                                                                          • creeper Obama
                                                                            creeper Obama  2 weeks back

                                                                            This makes me worried about my dad then, he does to work at a dairy place and pulls a lot of this and he's always in pain. Though he rarley takes breaks or go up to hospitals due to wanting to make me and my sister and my mom happy, now I'm more concern for my father.

                                                                            • Sufiah Faisal
                                                                              Sufiah Faisal  2 weeks back

                                                                              Did anyone notice that we was wearing 2 watches??? 👀👀

                                                                              • Gwyn Duray
                                                                                Gwyn Duray  2 weeks back

                                                                                The complaint is cuz u look like a tv doc not negative

                                                                                • Darci
                                                                                  Darci  2 weeks back

                                                                                  With respect, was his pancreas and kidneys checked? Was any blood work done? The reason I ask is because I am a cancer survivor and I went to my local doctors for years telling them something was wrong giving my symptoms etc. by the time I was finally diagnosed there was a lymph node the size of an egg sticking out of my neck and my cancer had spread to 20 lymph nodes. I totally agree with patients being proactive and I don’t understand why doctors don’t allow tests if the patient is going to pay for them. Keep in mind there is an element of the individual knowing their body. It’s not necessarily a personality issue it’s more of someone knowing something is wrong but cannot verbalize in terms to fit the
                                                                                  medical text book symptoms.

                                                                                  • sign543
                                                                                    sign543  2 weeks back

                                                                                    You dared to disagree. That was your sin. I couldn’t do that kind of work. I can’t deal with people like that. My patience would be too short.

                                                                                    • Wolf_ Ding
                                                                                      Wolf_ Ding  2 weeks back

                                                                                      This is super interesting! Thanks for sharing! ❤️

                                                                                      • Strange Things
                                                                                        Strange Things  2 weeks back

                                                                                        When you have nothing to post

                                                                                        • Sneka SE
                                                                                          Sneka SE  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I'm too a medico , and learning each and everything clearly through ur videos! As u said Stress is the main reason S it's true and all and we docs get really more pain at times! In the love let's try working together to best of our societies 🙌👍
                                                                                          Doc. : Caring
                                                                                          Doc Mike. : Soul full caring 👍👍

                                                                                          • draconistarum
                                                                                            draconistarum  2 weeks back

                                                                                            That complaint had nothing to do with you or the interaction you had with the guy. I would bet money on the fact that there was a mother or girlfriend involved that sent him to you with the idea that he needed to get an MRI done because of something they read or heard about, and when he came back to them with new information/something opposite they got angry and directed it toward them--them then putting the blame on you and resulting in a complaint.

                                                                                            I've worked in both food service and medical environments and I can tell you this kind of stuff happened everywhere in both. Almost all of the complaints filed against me and other people I've seen have been from people I had genuinely positive interactions with, but have been coaxed after leaving to call back and complain (it's always a call later) after reporting back to someone else.

                                                                                            • band77one
                                                                                              band77one  2 weeks back

                                                                                              pts also need to realize the ultimate decision of whether or not they can get the test is on their insurance. if the insurance doesnt approve it, no mri! not only that but sometimes XR's and even PT are required first. but no one wants to hear the fine details of all that lol

                                                                                              • The Lag Effect / bobdawildman

                                                                                                Tl;dr: The patient is clearly experienced in his own back issue since he has had spine surgery before, and knows how bad it can get if treatment is not quick. I went through a very similar thing and getting a lower spine MRI immediately would have saved me 2 months of pain, misery, and medical bills. Story/Wall of Text below.

                                                                                                I don't see why people are giving so much hate to the patient in this scenario. While yes, trying the other remedies is helpful and may resolve the issue, you need to realize the mental state someone is in after being in constant pain for several months. Also keep in mind that activity(like walking/hiking) often helps the back feel better, and since he is in his 20s, he probably figured that he would get better on his own and only went to the doctor once he realized he wouldn't heal without help.

                                                                                                I was in the exact same situation as that patient 4 months ago. I was working and it had felt like I pulled a muscle in my butt as I was moving something. I figured no big deal, its just a pulled muscle, I've pulled muscles before and been fine. Fast forward 2 weeks and it has been getting progressively worse. At this point I figure it is worse than I thought, so I go see a doctor. Here I should note that I had no back pain whatsoever, but moderate pain in my leg. The doctor gave me Ibuprofen and a muscle relaxant to help deal with the symptoms, but I continued to work.

                                                                                                These did not help in the slightest, so 2 weeks later I go back to the doctor. The pain was worse at this point, I was having numbness in my foot, but I could still function normally. The doctor told me it was likely my hip or spine compressing my sciatic nerve, so they had me get an X-ray of my hip. Another week passes and I am back at the doctor finding out they didn't find anything in my hip, so they X-ray my spine and find disk degeneration in 2 discs. The next week they give me a steroid and another muscle relaxant and tell me that they want an MRI which took 2 weeks to get into.

                                                                                                Now I've finally got my MRI and they know exactly what the problem is. Two herniated discs in my lower spine pressing on my sciatic nerve. I feel relieved that they finally found the problem after 2 months of searching for what was causing the ever worsening pain and it could finally be fixed. I was mistaken. My doctor decided to put me on another steroid, referred me to a specialist, and had me start physical therapy.

                                                                                                Now, I have always been very flexible. I could put my legs above my head and I could put my palms flat on the floor when told to touch my toes prior to this injury. However, the sciatica made it far too painful to try to move my leg forward in front of me in any way. In fact, I had to keep my leg in line with my spine at all times or it would cause severe pain, but the physical therapist thought all of this was caused by muscle tightness that I have never previously had. They had me do leg stretches that caused severe nerve pain in my leg and wouldn't listen to me when I told them it was not the muscle stretching causing the pain. I could barely walk after each PT session because of the nerve pain.

                                                                                                At this point, I was unable to walk for more than 30 minutes at a time without severe shooting pain. Prior to PT, I could walk 8 hours with only moderate pain which helped my leg to feel better. The specialist decided to inject steroids into my spine to try to heal it, but it didn't help at all. It was at this point that I couldn't take the pain of it anymore. I would have taken amputation over having to live with it for another minute. I just wanted the pain to go away, and the only thing that ever seemed to help it at all had been taken away from me. From this point on, I was basically glued to my bed. Only able to force myself up when necessary.

                                                                                                About 3 weeks after the injection, I am put into surgery for a double microdiscectomy, and the pain is finally gone. After over 3 months of testing and trying different solutions, I was finally free of the pain. It was like a miracle had happened within the span of 10 minutes (for me at least, about 5 hours if you were awake). I was nearly in tears over the fact my leg didn't hurt for the first time in months.

                                                                                                The stupid part of this whole story is, I have had mild back issues for nearly 10 years. I made this clear to the doctors at every stage of the diagnosis process. If they had taken the MRI at the beginning, it would have saved me 2 months of pain, and it may have been resolved by methods other than surgery as by the point they started taking steps to heal it, it had gotten considerably worse. So if I was the patient in this story, where if I had to go back now and do it again knowing that I have had a previous back surgery and am showing all the same symptoms as before, I would do exactly as he did. I do not want to wait around for an unnecessary 2 months of worsening pain just to have doctors go through the whole diagnosis process again, and he likely didn't want to either. I would try PT at an earlier stage, but I would also want that MRI ASAP so that it can be resolved much quicker if the PT does not work.