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A wise man submits to fate

Chinese has an idiom: 识时务者为俊杰, means servers are clever or whoever understands the times is a great man, or those who suit their actions to the time are wise. The youths in Hong Kong are misguided, who should learn this … Continue reading

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紧急变得简单轻松: 在美国看急诊

大颈的英超护理急诊 PremierCare(CityMD)简单,高效,非常愉快。我从来没有去过比这更贴心的医疗办公室。 我昨晚扭伤了左脚踝,一个中医转介我去那里看。美国的医生/医院周末只有急诊,至少3-4 小时的等待。这个诊所位于一处不起眼的办公楼,我几乎天天经过但是还从来没有注意到他们。当我一蹦一跳的跳进他们的诊所,我立刻喜欢上了它:整洁,干净,没有废话。该办事处经理/管理员告诉我呆在那里,她很快就把轮椅推出来。 我很健康,每年通常看两次医生:妇产科和普通年检,只是为了给我健康单盖个橡胶盖章而已。我在美国多年,记得只看过两次急诊。一个是我女儿的咽喉炎和我的眼睛被网球击中。这两个意外都发生在周末。为咽喉炎我们苦苦等了四个多小时;接待我们的是两个实习生,还没有能检测到咽喉炎。我的眼睛遇上的女接待员/助理医师很粗鲁加好笑,她其中的一个问题是我一个星期做爱多少次。性和眼睛被击有嘛关系? 市内(曼哈顿)医生的办公室比较好,其中有些确实是在公园大道上。是的,他们好多牛到不接受医疗保险。总归来说,医生的办公室冷冰冰,效率低下和管理不善, 身处其境病上加病。 在这个办公室工作人员都热情风度翩翩。他们炫耀真诚的微笑。我们等待时间很短,不超过30分钟。治疗室内没有桌子,而是一个电脑支架。护士和医生直接输入我的资料,避免了医疗录制过程中的错误也减少费用。我问护士他们看不看普通病人,她说,他们主要是看急诊但不拒绝普通病人因为很多人看过急诊后,有什么头疼脑热照来不误。在美国,预约医生犹如登月球, 少则几日多则把月。我常常奇怪这个医生真的这么忙? 他们的设备很新,据我所看到的/理解,许多办公室使用的仪器好像比我还老。X光室的天花灯灯是覆盖在粉红色和黄色的樱花画面里,生动漂亮,尤其是当房间变暗后。设计师考虑到病人。 铸石膏:他们用的是新潮的软石膏。从一卷里拉出需要的, 切断;渗下自来水,裹到我的脚踝。医生问我是否觉得转暖,我真的不觉得,(或者只是轻微?)。当我回去那个中医,他对此赞不绝口:这是最好的。 感性:像往常一样我信口开河,笑称我的脚踝扭伤是家庭暴力的结果。治疗室后,我被推进了X光室,惊讶地看着医生在等着我。这是技术人员的工作,医生从来没有出现过,因为没有必要。她让技工离开,然后问我是不是被推下楼梯。我不得不笑,但在同一时间,咬我自己的舌头:我怎么这么蠢人一个呀!(我的丈夫是在治疗室)。在我们离开之前,主管找个契机推我,轻声谨慎的说,他们不得不提出这样的问题,因为是我先挑起提出了这个问题。 我是屡教不改。 如果他们是上市的公司,我一定会买他们的股票因为他们做的是正确的。 我们支付了$25(拐杖)离开了。他们会先和我的保险结账,然后再向我收费。 update: they called today (Oct 2) to check on me. Thank you!

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Emergency for dummies

PremierCare (under CityMD) in Great Neck made emergency simple, efficient, and very much enjoyable. I have never been to a more welcoming medical office than this one. I sprained my left ankle last night, and was being referred to them by a … Continue reading

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HIV in China: Li Hu 李虎

This posting is about AIDs in China, and the front runner or organizer Li Hu 李虎, in trying to save one of HIV positive, who was refused by many hospitals, withheld the fact to gain admission to a hospital.The patient got the treatment. … Continue reading

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The billing of the medical Insurance

Recently I received a medical bill, with five items (charges). The ten columns are as follow: Date Post Date Code LOC Description Charge Payment Adjust Balance Pending I didn’t pay much attention to the headings but to the amounts. By just looking at them with my untrained … Continue reading

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Can’t see my own iamges

I’ve done a few things recently, like reports bond density, etc and was given a cd rom (so ancient) but I can’t view anything. So I called. After six calls I found out that patient is not suppose to see … Continue reading

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Have you donate your blood this month yet?

I went to do a routine blood test (nowadays even the rubber band that ties up your arm is disposable!) and struck up a short conversation with the technician who said donate blood is, actually good for your health because … Continue reading

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The money game

Pumpkin visited a physical therapy six times in August 2012 to rehabilitate her sprained ankle from lacrosse back in April. This therapy charges $75 per hour/visit without insurance. Because of the type of health insurance we have, I paid out … Continue reading

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原始點療法

原始點療法 原來這就是善化小葉消除我們身體不適的作法 原始點療法, 張釗漢 醫師無私的把此療法公開與推廣。 概述:原始點療法是一個全新的醫學觀念,不只治療疼痛,還能解除人類身上所有病痛,不需用針,不必吃藥,只用雙手推揉固定部位,即可達到 明顯療效,輕微者甚至可一次治癒,連癌症治療都能得到印證,創始者 張釗漢 醫師成立張釗漢疼痛醫療基金會推廣,免費教學,希望每個人都能學 會如何照顧自己的身體,並應用此一療法幫助其他處於病痛中的朋友。 張釗漢老師展現了無私和大愛。他示現了一位大醫的風範! 本是台灣南部的一位開業中醫師。 原始點療法: 不只治療疼痛,還能解除人類身上所有病痛,不需用針,不必 .. .. .. .. 但在多年前歷經最親愛的牽手(師母)往生之後,曾經一夜白頭的他痛定思痛地放下過去種種所學,更放下醫師的身段來研究人人可用的醫學,由大量地親近和救治因各種原因而若痛不堪的病患後,終於整理出利用身上對應疾病的原始點,進而以最安全便捷的手法完成身體自我修復的驚人醫 術。張 老師在無數案例的經驗後,深感這是最契合時代需求而最能在任何環境下救助病苦的方式。張 老師毅然決然地變賣了家產,也關掉了診所,全力來將這個寶貝推向每一個需要幫助的眾生。

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Taking pills in China

I have been lucky in that I’m pretty healthy, don’t need to take any pills .. if I got headache or fever, I go to swim instead – it always works for me like charm. But this past April the … Continue reading

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Soundview Medical Group LLC

Nearly two years ago I visited this primary doctor’s office. Because it was my first time, the office manager/nurse instructed me to get blood test first. A very good sign. I liked that efficiency a lot. Having some unpleasant experience … Continue reading

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The pediatricians!

What if I paid upon receiving their first bill which was wrong? _____________ Update: Sept 26 2011, 7:25pm. A woman calling from a private number, with an accent, saying she’s calling from Dr. Marjan Tabibzadeh’s office, asking me to pay … Continue reading

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Fire cupping 拔罐

Baguan, pull-out jar in Chinese, is ancient medical treatment that relies upon creating a local suction to mobilise blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat, i.e. fire (in old times) or mechanical devices (hand or … Continue reading

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Viagra, the little blue pill that can ..

This Times article brings back memory. A friend gave a big bash for her husband who’s turning 40 right before the blue pill came to the market. One of their friends worked at Pfizer and brought few as birthday gift. … Continue reading

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The Age of Purification – 拔罐

Don’t we all know baguan? Thumb and forefinger pressing into my navel, Doña Lucia issued a command. “Suéltalo!” she repeated. “Release it, man!” Then Doña Lucia, a Mexican folk healer (or curandera), pressed the full weight of her body down … Continue reading

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen (400mg) must be a powerful pain killer: it almost knocked me out after the surgery. Dr. Moss also prescribed Lodine but I didn’t get it. I probably could go without it. My team won tonight. Well done kids, Way … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with …?!

What’s wrong with medical insurance USA: I’d think that either CIA or FBI is trying to contact me with this elaborated procedure just to read a simple email reply. Oh no. It’s from my medical insurer. I need to read … Continue reading

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Yang Yachao

开裆裤 kai dang ku open crotch pants is still in vogue for kids, in some corners. Dr. Yang 杨亚超 (1920-2002) was a model worker of the state who had contributed greatly. Walk into the Provincial Hospital 省立医院 in the province’s … Continue reading

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