Response to Adam Conover’s Tweet | Hospitals & Mammograms | Wednesday Checkup


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  • Matthew Curiel
    Matthew Curiel  46 minutes back

    I agree with Dr. Mike and this is coming from someone who watched the episode first of Adam ruins everything and initially backed a lot of the points Adam had. But without knowing too much prerequisite knowledge on the matter of the topic to find problem with regard to what he was saying. Which even to now i dont believe adams points are too far off just a bit misleading to the general public ...

    (the majority of fear induced people which id say i personally dont resonate well into the average person in terms of being turned off by a lot of my fears unless it has something to do with heights or activity based things that increase the death likelihood basically high risk no reward scenarios.)

    The problem is when being presented just one view point and not being given the broad scope of every aspect of the health care system of mammograms. All you know to be a factors is what you are presented with as the average spectator who neyond the show will think they know all there is to know after you present them your points tjat are said to be factual but not fully considerate, so as Dr. Mike said a lot of what Adam was saying was a bit misleading and deceptive ... but of course not intentionally and to be fair his points may still hold precedence if he covers it in a more complex manor and factors in a lot more of the problems in tandem with what he already presente.

    His points still are viable though but we would have to dive into every complex detail to be able to clarify each problem and come about meaningful solutions to each problem.

    I believe though that adam doesnt realize is that he may not realize what audience he attracts because he isnt like his audience in terms of getting information and not questioning it or furthering your understanding on a matter. Mosg audiences dont further in research hence why people like him are doing research for people who choose to depend on others research to get a proper understanding of things their fields of study do not preface. Like a financial assistant shouldnt have knowledge of medical practice unless they work for a hospital and learn from there. So shows like yours really gauges to people who elsewise will not further their research and will have a lasting impact so any mode of inconsideration will lead to an uproar of people who over consume your points and turn it into irrational fear not really understanding all their is to know in regard to the topic. And in turn even you might lead yourself to believe you figured out every aspect but if someone comes in and says well hey consider this ... its better to be open minded and further your understanding to then make a remark than to just ignore consideration. Odds are you may realize why things are the way they are or with extra consideration you will make a more accurate presumption of the points you are projecting.

    • Carissa Fei
      Carissa Fei  4 hours back

      Soo, when i was sick with bronchis, is that the reason I had to pay for a 100+ xray? Because they were afraid they were going to sue them

      • Oddsfish!
        Oddsfish!  14 hours back

        Adam Conover is a layman's idea of an expert. Ignore him.

        • NMB :D
          NMB :D  15 hours back

          This has to be the most respectful and responsable debate that I’ve seen in YouTube. Dunno if I can call this drama, maybe more like discussion.

          • Ralph Keller
            Ralph Keller  20 hours back

            As far as the cost question goes Innovation and Upgrades cool. But when a hospital spends millions of dollars on aesthetics (ie Paintings and Remodeling etc.) every 2-3 years is going too far. A sick or injured person does not care as long as its not a dump but they do want the latest breakthroughs and treatments.

            • the cool guy
              the cool guy  2 days back

              wow 11,000 comments

              no that said 12,000

              • Kaitensatsuma
                Kaitensatsuma  2 days back

                While I do like Adam Ruins Everything occasionally it generally isn't the open-minded factual content it tries to sell itself as.

                Is it based in fact? Sure

                Is it *Factual* ? No, not at all. Facts require context, which the Adam Ruins Everything show is absolutely not based around providing or encouraging viewers to watch. It comes at you as if it were the speaker of the One Truth, Only Truth, and all else is False.

                • Steven Howell
                  Steven Howell  3 days back

                  This is why I love your response to this. However, I think your fears about mammograms being avoided is a little misguided. If someone takes medical advice from a TV show rather than listening to their doctor, there's not much more you can do for them anyway.

                  • Kitty Max
                    Kitty Max  3 days back

                    I think Adam misunderstood your reactions.

                    • SteadyChicken
                      SteadyChicken  3 days back

                      man i love living ini Australia, costs me nothing to go to the doctors

                      • Gabe Balduff
                        Gabe Balduff  4 days back

                        I am so proud that Dr mike is one the very few people on YouTube that knows how to keep his calm and handle situations like this, in a mature manner. Too many YouTubers jump to aggression and create tension when any form of criticism is put in play. He is a great doctor and he makes the YouTube community proud.

                        • Paputsza
                          Paputsza  4 days back

                          Well, you have to understand that we're in some narcissist vs narcissist territory here so I'm just going to pretend that no one is offended. Dr. Mike should have added a card or something summarizing his negative opinions on the hospital system instead of editing them out. I think he should just do it in the future so that he shows himself how he wants to be seen.

                          • ThisIsAnAnnoyingProc
                            ThisIsAnAnnoyingProc  4 days back

                            Adam’s response is full of thinly veiled insinuations and not much else. Somehow I’m not surprised

                            • wyatt hatch
                              wyatt hatch  7 days back

                              I don't get why skyrocketing administration costs aren't ever talked about; it's one of the big reasons colleges cost so much too

                              • Gary Zapata
                                Gary Zapata  1 weeks back

                                You must be a Republican... Love it!

                                • Alicia Nieto
                                  Alicia Nieto  1 weeks back

                                  100% sure with most women wanting any excuse to get out of a mamogram. Getting your breast squeezed to the thickness of a biscuit hurts like hell if you are a busty woman. Add all the inconveniences attached to any doctor appointment. We aren´t exactly crazy about them.

                                  • Kristen Moratti
                                    Kristen Moratti  1 weeks back

                                    in other words: two white men who can’t admit they’re wrong. you both made points that are correct, incorrect AND extremely biased. just cause you’re a doctor, a man, or an educated person does not mean you are right. You say “yes he’s right and yes i have biases BUT....” did you not learn in high school English that everything that comes before a BUT means almost nothing. i enjoyed both original videos but after this and the tweet im peeved. don’t need your opinions mansplained to me, especially when all you guys do is contradict yourselves.

                                    • Omniversal Void
                                      Omniversal Void  1 weeks back

                                      adam didn't take it like a man
                                      that was disgusting

                                      • One Blue Boi
                                        One Blue Boi  1 weeks back

                                        adam is such a baby, he needs to show some respect to docs who do this for a living.

                                        • Esmi Lala
                                          Esmi Lala  2 weeks back

                                          I’d like to see you on the joe rogan podcast. Especially since Adam was on the Joe rogan podcast and woah man, seeing him talk without a script. Horrible. Horrible! Adam lost all credibility after that interview.

                                          • Julia Harrison
                                            Julia Harrison  2 weeks back

                                            I know I’m late to this video but I’m having a little dr. Mike binge and I just wanted to say I love how Adam got all defensive for dr. Mikes critiques and knowledge of what a hospital really does yanno since he’s a doctor so dr Mike comes back and drops another knowledge bomb🤣

                                            • Jesse Hickman
                                              Jesse Hickman  2 weeks back

                                              Would you go do your job for free? Would you wait tables, grow food build bridges, sit in a cubicle 8 hours for free? I wouldn’t wire a house or fix an electrical short for free! Certainly if I don’t know you and you act entitled.
                                              It took many years of learning to be a professional and I need money to live.
                                              Why would Dr.s, nurses, hospitals, RX R&D or any other facet of a hospital function to serve you out of the good of their heart. Those people all spent many hours learning a skill to contribute and earn the same as you.
                                              Human greed is a unfortunate side effect of the need to succeed in life coupled with the struggle up the social ladder. Money buys control and social currency which is something we all want. Yet everyone seems to hate it when others have it but none of us would blink an eye to receive it ourselves.
                                              I say be glad you live in a time you can access this level of life saving tech and stop acting entitled and hypocritical.

                                              • Amira Ezz
                                                Amira Ezz  2 weeks back

                                                Love u so much

                                                • Sang Saka Biru
                                                  Sang Saka Biru  2 weeks back

                                                  Dr Mike's reasons on hospitals overcharging doesn't make sense. I'm working with insurance and i know hospitals has tier prices for insurance and non insurance covered patient, just like adam's claims

                                                  • Darryl Tigas
                                                    Darryl Tigas  2 weeks back

                                                    A video inside a video. Wow.

                                                    • G_M4K
                                                      G_M4K  2 weeks back

                                                      I always have had reservations about "Adam Ruins Everything," but I like the episodes because it hopefully gets people thinking about subjects. I love seeing a subject that I was only briefly seen in school and then he expands upon it, which then makes me go down a rabbit hole of learning even more on my own. The problems with his show is that the over simplification of major subjects that shouldn't be simplified, as Doctor Mike mentioned. Thank you Doctor Mike for being humble and bringing and open forum to subjects like this. If somebody disagrees with you, you ask why rather than going after the person themselves. Debates and discussions are needed in today's day and age, but are so many times not used.

                                                      • Eva Starr
                                                        Eva Starr  2 weeks back

                                                        I’m not sure women are as scared of mammograms as you portray them to be. I guess you would know because you see patients all day, but, women know they will hurt & we know how to handle pain. The average woman has experienced worse physical pain than the average man. I also think the average woman wouldn’t have interpreted Adams video in the way you fear.

                                                        • Brianna Elder
                                                          Brianna Elder  2 weeks back

                                                          You're such an angel, Dr. Mike, to have handled this so humbly, and mild mannered. Quite the role model you are, Adam could learn a thing or two from you.

                                                          • Hot Pocket52
                                                            Hot Pocket52  2 weeks back

                                                            Strange, Adam has even had an episode about being open minded and always consider constructive criticism.

                                                            • Pages
                                                              Pages  2 weeks back

                                                              Adam Ruins Everything has always been prone to overstating, exaggerating, and making it seem like there are nefarious plots behind simple misunderstandings. He's opposed to nuance. He even overstated and exaggerated what Doctor Mike's criticisms were.

                                                              • Gavin Cleckler
                                                                Gavin Cleckler  2 weeks back

                                                                It feels like Adam didn’t even watch Mike’s video. Either that or he was only paying half attention. Half the time, his tweets just said, “Mike said this, and here is why that’s wrong.” Meanwhile, Mike didn’t say that. I can’t say whether or not Adam did this maliciously, but it was definitely annoying to read. Lol

                                                                • Erik Gallimore
                                                                  Erik Gallimore  2 weeks back

                                                                  Why do hospitals need to turn a profit? Firefighting doesn't turn one.

                                                                  • picalc314
                                                                    picalc314  2 weeks back

                                                                    A lot of people seem to be angry at Adam's rebuttal. I feel part of the problem was that (I felt) Doctor Mike's criticisms weren't quite clear on the first video. At least to me it sounded more like Doctor Mike was defending not just hospital's, but the healthcare system as a whole (particularly when he mentioned hospitals need to make profit). Adam rejected the criticism, but it seems it wasn't quite accurate to the actual gripes doctor mike had in his video. He also didn't throw a "hissy fit", he just defended his points imo.

                                                                    • Achilles94
                                                                      Achilles94  3 weeks back

                                                                      In Adam ruins everything he always talks about how white people are racist and how 90 sitcoms were racist in the suburbs and he took a couple shots against Mount Rushmore and that the wall wouldn't work at all and if you watch all his videos which I did it but just a few of them you can tell that he's one of those people that talks bad about America and white people and yes I do agree with him a most Hearts there are a lot of racist white people in America hasn't been the good guys that we weren't told we did some terrible things you should be very ashamed and a National Disgrace but there's always more to the story that want me to stay high I love my country were guardless and I love its people more but I would have much more respect for Adam if he treats everybody equally he would never ever talk about bad about other country or another race maybe he'll talk about like a country that has white small naughty like in Germany during the war but he will never ever talk about racist blacks are racist to Hispanics or talk about another country that also did bad choices in their past I believe that in order to get rid of races you must treat everybody equally including the white people I know this segment has nothing to do with race but with doctors in the hospitals but if you think about it talk about America hospitals in healthcare in America he would never ever talk about another Healthcare in other country especially if they don't have a majority of white people

                                                                      • Julie NgamBe
                                                                        Julie NgamBe  3 weeks back

                                                                        This vid has major BIG Brain energy.

                                                                        • NocturnalSyren
                                                                          NocturnalSyren  3 weeks back

                                                                          I agree with both you AND Adam on certain points.

                                                                          • All About Anita
                                                                            All About Anita  3 weeks back

                                                                            I haven’t seen the videos yet but I will say this....Mammograms are nothing to be afraid of. I am 40 and had my first one this year. The anxiety I created in my mind beforehand was unnecessary. Not painful at all. A little tugging of the skin under the arms but nothing painful.

                                                                            • Daniel Taylor
                                                                              Daniel Taylor  3 weeks back

                                                                              On the note of mammograms and cancer screening in general, I'm a huge proponent of reducing the fear of being checked for cancer. This year, I had a colonoscopy - and I'm not even 30 yet. They found non-cancerous colon polyps, which they removed and are now no longer a concern. However, if I wasn't brave enough to share my symptoms with my doctor and go under for that colonoscopy, I could have went for several years without it until I had actual cancer. Sure, it's not that I'm saying it's not without risk. I was terrified going into that procedure. I couldn't stop thinking, "what if I never wake up from anesthesia?" "What if I wake up in agony on the way to the hospital because of a perforated bowel and die of sepsis?" "What if I do have cancer and I'm going to die?" But, what I am saying is that I 100% agree with you - we need to make sure that people shouldn't be afraid to check. It could save their life.

                                                                              • Jessica Focil
                                                                                Jessica Focil  3 weeks back

                                                                                Adam is a spoiled little boy who can't take any form of criticism because he thinks he is the only one who is right because he's "done his research".

                                                                                • Jako G
                                                                                  Jako G  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Adam and tru tv is such a joke, bless your soul for even wading into that dumpster fire doc.

                                                                                  • Jake Casas
                                                                                    Jake Casas  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Adam is a leftist who responds to criticism out of proportion which is why Dr. Mike had to make this video. It's just a feature of leftist.

                                                                                    • Kevin Pitts II
                                                                                      Kevin Pitts II  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Mike and Adam are both great and I’m very happy to see people disagree while still being civil....but please STOP writing books on Twitter!!! Lol it wasn’t made for those type of rants/monologging/etc!! I’m looking at you too Trump! Lol

                                                                                      • Hasanna Robinson
                                                                                        Hasanna Robinson  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I liked Adan before i even knew this channel.
                                                                                        But Dr. mike's right.
                                                                                        Adam may be factual but he's facts might not be up to date.

                                                                                        • A.T.T. 123
                                                                                          A.T.T. 123  3 weeks back

                                                                                          YouTube dram VS. Constructive drama

                                                                                          • V
                                                                                            V  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Adam can’t handle criticism

                                                                                            • Vandell
                                                                                              Vandell  3 weeks back

                                                                                              I think the thing that went over your head is that the episode *was* about the entire healthcare system, and not just hospitals. It was an episode that took place inside of a hospital, so it probably felt more personal. Considering you work with hospitals. .. also, you responded to his point about hospitals being profiteers with "yeah, hospitals are profiteers ['we need to get three people together just to make sure their insurance is right and we get paid']"

                                                                                              • Adam Randolph
                                                                                                Adam Randolph  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Fyi, the systemic issues you were saying that need to be explored have been. The main ones are sexism, racism, capitalism, imperialism/colonialism, and ableism, in no specific order.

                                                                                                • Mallory Padilla
                                                                                                  Mallory Padilla  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  You missed a couple of points that Adam made that you did not show in your critique video!