You may be able to find a doctor who is not only familiar with your health and your interests, but is also willing to treat you with dignity.
In fact, it can be tempting to look to your own physician to diagnose your medical problems, says Dr. Robert Golledge, a pediatrician and director of the Gollie-Baker Children’s Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco.
Golledge is a consultant for the National Association of Pediatricians (NAPCO), which represents over 2,000 pediatricians and pediatric surgeons across the country.
You may also be surprised to learn that many pediatricians are trained to be both compassionate and attentive.
“In the United States, we’ve had a long tradition of physicians who were caring, caring, loving, loving,” says Dr, John Gannon, associate professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“In Korea, you have to be able and willing to take care of others.
That’s very important in my view.”
Gannon’s study, which was recently published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, examined the characteristics of American pediatricians, and found that there were some important differences between the two cultures.
In Korea, it is generally assumed that pediatricians will be able see patients in a “patients-first” manner.
To achieve this, Gannon says, pediatricians must take the time to learn from their patients, as opposed to simply assuming that they know everything there is to know about the patient.
In addition, pediatrician’s are expected to be “proactive and empathetic” toward their patients.
For example, many pediatrician offices are located in residential settings, which may require some flexibility in order to meet patient needs, Gollinton says.
A number of factors have also made Korean medicine more collaborative and flexible than in the United Sates, where physicians often have to deal with large numbers of patients.
One of the most notable differences is that pediatrician workforces are usually larger and often have larger office buildings.
According to Gannon and other experts, the biggest challenge facing pediatricians in Korea is maintaining high patient satisfaction.
While pediatricians tend to focus on their patients’ well-being and quality of life, Gannings study found that many patients do not feel they are treated fairly by the medical professionals.
The main challenge pediatricians face is how to help patients in the most effective way, Gennings says.
In particular, Gellings found that parents are often the most reluctant to share their concerns and concerns with their pediatrician.
As a result, Glynn, the pediatrician, said that “when a patient says something that seems to contradict a diagnosis, the physician will be forced to make a diagnosis based on that information.
It is not uncommon for a physician to make an appointment and then, months later, not to see their child again because the child is still alive.”
Dr. Joong-hoon Lee, a professor of psychiatry at the Children’s University of Hong Kong, agrees that there is a significant difference between the cultures.
“It is a good thing for the patient that a pediatric surgeon is familiar with the culture of Korea, but for the physician, the culture can be more difficult to get used to,” Lee says.
“The patient is the one who is trying to learn about the culture.”
In addition to being less likely to believe that their doctor is competent, some parents may not feel comfortable asking their pediatricians questions about the health care system, Lee says, adding that it can feel like a burden.
Another reason for the reluctance to share health care concerns is that many doctors are reluctant to talk about the nature of their practice.
And while the U.S. and other countries tend to provide better health care services, they still rely on private companies to provide care, Gllinger says.
As a result many people have been left with the belief that their health care is their own responsibility.
If you or anyone you know needs health care, call the National Health Insurance (NHI) hotline at 1-800-318-2667.
If you have questions about health care in Korea, contact Dr. Gollinge.
You can reach him at: +1(852) 690-7270 and @DrGollinge on Twitter