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Old 18-10-2020, 03:17 PM
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Just a random question to you doctors out there:
Why so ngiao with MC? Is there any legal complications if you give too many?

Genuine question, not being salty. Always wondered why there are so many GPs who seem reluctant to give MC.

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Just a random question to you doctors out there:
Why so ngiao with MC? Is there any legal complications if you give too many?

Genuine question, not being salty. Always wondered why there are so many GPs who seem reluctant to give MC.
You Out of pocket fee paying? Meaning you dont use a third party adminstrator like aviva, mhc or some benefit cards?

It is unlikely that a gp will be reluctant to give you mc

Coz you full fee paying and is their source of their revenue. So to make you as their loyal customer usually will accede to you. Then they will be extra polite and nice too

However if you on some insurance/tpa scheme, that they will be remunerated just $5 they will be unlikely to give. Coz if they acede to your mc seeking behaviour, this encourages repeat visit and they arent really that keen on seeing you for only $5. Every tpa visit patient they see is precious time and money lost

For polyclinics, saf nsf we dont give more than 1 days. Too many chao keng.
For working adults dont really give too coz we must not decrease the productivity of the nation

Now is easy though, just say i got fever , dry cough, i think got covid. U get a swab and automatic 5 days mc

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Just a random question to you doctors out there:
Why so ngiao with MC? Is there any legal complications if you give too many?

Genuine question, not being salty. Always wondered why there are so many GPs who seem reluctant to give MC.

How many days MC depends on the condition and also the patients work and obligations

Eh dr give MC of questioned have to explain and justify why X number of days.

1 day 2 day usually no problem.

Between 0 days and giving 1 day usually you are seeing a very uptight dr or a young dr.

I doubt SMC or anyone would fault a dr for giving 1 day MC except maybe for court absence which is more strict.

How many days you talking about that you could not get and think dr is ngiao?

Write complaint and see how lor.

These days patients are all potential complaints. Some drs see them as such. And to avoid complaints best to do what the customer wants (within ethical professional fudiciary limits of course)

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Anyone considering immigrating to USA / Canada?
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Anyone considering immigrating to USA / Canada?
I already migrated to Canada.
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I already migrated to Canada.
Are you the Calgary FM?
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Are you the Calgary FM?

What is FM?
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Are you the Calgary FM?
No I am the Calgary MF.


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Would like to ask for some genuine advice. I am currently a HO into my 2nd posting. I am feeling super tired. (We were told to start hoship earlier due to the covid pandemic, obviously no grad trip due to travel restriction, leave also restricted due to manpower. I understand that everyone is suffering to some extent, so can't complain too much)

Would appreciate some career advice from seniors. In the long term, I am looking for a routine job with good work life balance and a stable paycheck. I am ok even if I am paid slightly less than my peers as long as I am not overly stressed with my job.


Lots of people claim that FM has better work life balance than specialist? Is that really true? I remembered when I was a student being posted to polyclinic or community hospital, people there seem super busy as well. Whereas now working in hospitals, i sense that when the consultants are not covering the ward, life doesn't appear too bad. (Usually just need to run some clinic and do some admin work or qips)

Currently I have no interest/preference in any speciallity as I am so jaded. Most of the time when I reach home, I go straight to bed after dinner. I have kinda lost interest in studying/reflection on the management of my patients (as we are always encouraged to do). Everyday feels like survival for me.

I am not sure if this is just hoship and if things become better if I become mo. (I.e mopex)
I am also not sure if I am suited to join residency (if I am struggling with hoship, how to cope with residency?)

What should I do?
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Would like to ask for some genuine advice. I am currently a HO into my 2nd posting. I am feeling super tired. (We were told to start hoship earlier due to the covid pandemic, obviously no grad trip due to travel restriction, leave also restricted due to manpower. I understand that everyone is suffering to some extent, so can't complain too much)

Would appreciate some career advice from seniors. In the long term, I am looking for a routine job with good work life balance and a stable paycheck. I am ok even if I am paid slightly less than my peers as long as I am not overly stressed with my job.


Lots of people claim that FM has better work life balance than specialist? Is that really true? I remembered when I was a student being posted to polyclinic or community hospital, people there seem super busy as well. Whereas now working in hospitals, i sense that when the consultants are not covering the ward, life doesn't appear too bad. (Usually just need to run some clinic and do some admin work or qips)

Currently I have no interest/preference in any speciallity as I am so jaded. Most of the time when I reach home, I go straight to bed after dinner. I have kinda lost interest in studying/reflection on the management of my patients (as we are always encouraged to do). Everyday feels like survival for me.

I am not sure if this is just hoship and if things become better if I become mo. (I.e mopex)
I am also not sure if I am suited to join residency (if I am struggling with hoship, how to cope with residency?)

What should I do?
Plan to become a PAP MP
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