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Re: Rude Pediatrician @SwissMediKids...how would you react as parents?

And also chicken pox is a mild disease for most kids, but a child with a challenged immunity, due to another illness or cancer, etc- it could be really dangerous. You don't know who might have been in the waiting room and what their condition/s were.

No excuse for shouting though- What would have been appropriate for the doctor to do- if I may ask- keeping in mind s/he has a very tight schedule and lots of others to see, and that you didn't seem willing or able to keep control of your own child. Would it have been appropriate for the doctor to keep hold of him firmly? (I guess no) - so what would be acceptable in your eyes?
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Old 18.11.2015, 19:04
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Re: Rude Pediatrician @SwissMediKids...how would you react as parents?

I don't think that has anything to do with the doctor being Swiss, Indian, or whatever else.

Some doctors --even pediatricians-- are not made for this kind of job.

I remember once, my son must have been 6 or 7, a doctor came at him with a needle the size of a garden hose. Even I was intimidated by the size of it.

However, this doctor sweet-talked my son and gave him the shot (or drew blood, can't remember really) and the kid didn't even flicker.

So best advice I can think of, put him on your black list and find another pediatrician.
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Old 18.11.2015, 19:37
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Re: Rude Pediatrician @SwissMediKids...how would you react as parents?

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And also chicken pox is a mild disease for most kids, but a child with a challenged immunity, due to another illness or cancer, etc- it could be really dangerous. You don't know who might have been in the waiting room and what their condition/s were.
If another Mum there is pregnant and catches chicken-pox both she and the unborn child are at risk too.
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Old 18.11.2015, 22:10
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Re: Rude Pediatrician @SwissMediKids...how would you react as parents?

Shouting without being in a Situation of danger at a 2-year-old is unprofessional and bad education;


on the other hand, as others suggested, letting a son rush into another room of a doctor's is bad education and potentially dangerous, too (to the Boy and the other children, who might get hurt or get/give the virus).
Maybe the physician and his staff got irritated by the complete lack of care of the toddler's mother. She would have been the one to deserve to be shouted at, not the child.


Instead of a a lawyer, I suggest a good talk with the wife.
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Re: Rude Pediatrician @SwissMediKids...how would you react as parents?

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Kinderpermanence is for emergency I think. You need a regular paediatrician if you do not have one.
SwissMediKids also provide "regular service", typically these appointments are arranged early in the day. My son had his first 3-4 regular check-ups and vaccinations with them. I had absolutely no complaints.
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Old 18.11.2015, 23:08
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Re: Rude Pediatrician @SwissMediKids...how would you react as parents?

Why did you take your child to the dr with chicken pox? It is a highly contagious virus that can be easily diagnosed remotly and is very rarely treated except the symptoms by lotions, painkillers and such which are readily available over the counter.
My daughter caught it at 20 months, no drs visit for her, just me at the pharmacy, and I called her GP to inform them so it was on her record. I did not want to risk infecting immunocompromised or pregnant women, so apart from an arranged meet with her similar aged and very healthy cousins (who we were disappointed did not catch it) we kept her away from others.
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Re: Rude Pediatrician @SwissMediKids...how would you react as parents?

I agree with you that it's completely unacceptable for a doctor or any other member of staff to shout at you kid. The people where we go with the Troll are pretty direct, but always considerate and courteous.

However it's your job as a parent to control and educate your kid, not to let him run around the premises and address tantrums and crankiness in the appropriate way. And it's completely unacceptable to let a contagious kid walk around in a medical facility.

I do respect your approach not to scream to your kid, but if it means he's not learning about self-control and how to behave in public, well, maybe you need to make some adjustments. Believe me, I know it's a tough job, we got the model with an unusually strong will, and between the age of 2 and 3,5 years it required all our attention and strenght to take him out in public. But it's part of the job and we are the responsible adults.

Besides you could have saved stress and money by skipping the doctor's visit, chicken pox really seldom requires medical attention. It's one of those diseases where you usually get :"nothing to do, will pass in time, give paracetamol in case of fever and discomfort". Heard it so many times I can say it myself, hence I've got a very high threshold for going to the doctor.

We were in the "lucky" situation that the Troll got ut on Dec 24 while we lived in Norway and all doctors (except the ER) and all but one pharmacies were closed; this is when Google really is you friend: paracetamol didn't do much since hendidn't have fever, but oat baths (run a not too hot bath with a sachet of oatmeal in the water) were miraculous against the rash.

Good luck with the little one, hope you have an easy chicken pox like we had.
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Re: Rude Pediatrician @SwissMediKids...how would you react as parents?

I could read only the first post of this thread, I have to say I also had a similar experience there, perhaps with same doctor. I don't remember his name now, but I found the way how he threated my daughter was very strange and he made my little one scared too.. She cried a lot..

I had to stop him checking her in this way, telling him to stop (he was kind of using some power to hold her).

I don't think I will go there again. I anyway went there as emergency as my daughter's usual doctor was not available at that day..
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Old 19.11.2015, 10:49
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Why did you take your child to the dr with chicken pox? It is a highly contagious virus that can be easily diagnosed remotly and is very rarely treated except the symptoms by lotions, painkillers and such which are readily available over the counter.
My daughter caught it at 20 months, no drs visit for her, just me at the pharmacy, and I called her GP to inform them so it was on her record. I did not want to risk infecting immunocompromised or pregnant women, so apart from an arranged meet with her similar aged and very healthy cousins (who we were disappointed did not catch it) we kept her away from others.
What a wise thing, Ms WorWoo. I had chicken pox in my 20s and remember some reactions like "wow, at this age...how comes, everyone had this in their childhood".
Surprising for some - not everyone had it in their childhood so not all adults are immune to it ..

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Besides you could have saved stress and money by skipping the doctor's visit, chicken pox really seldom requires medical attention. It's one of those diseases where you usually get :"nothing to do, will pass in time, give paracetamol in case of fever and discomfort". Heard it so many times I can say it myself, hence I've got a very high threshold for going to the doctor.
Interesting that the doctor did a full examination in the examination room, and even let the kid play with the toys. What I learned from this pediatrician's blog (German https://kinderdoc.wordpress.com/) is, that if a parent call about a suspsectet chicken pox (Wilde Blattern/Windpocken) that the Child is only seen at the back door, a few short glances, yes indeed it is chicken pox, here get this and that calming solution in the pharmacy, done.
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What a wise thing, Ms WorWoo. I had chicken pox in my 20s and remember some reactions like "wow, at this age...how comes, everyone had this in their childhood".
Surprising for some - not everyone had it in their childhood so not all adults are immune to it ..
One of my friends caught it in her 30's (from her infant child) and it was so severe that she was given anti-virals. Another friend's husband caught it when she was pregnant and so they had to have an enforced separation/quarantine. The disease is can be awful for adults, and especially pregnant women, something many people forget as this 'childhood illness' is more mild in childhood.
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By no means I would allow a Pediatricians to shout at my kids, They work with kids they have to be prepared for it. It is like a Mechanic getting mad because he got his hand dirty?.
Right and given that do you really think it happened as the OP described, given that he was not there???

Personally I think a large pinch of salt is required!
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Re: Rude Pediatrician @SwissMediKids...how would you react as parents?

I remember (still does now) my mom (dentist) often screaming at children. Her office is at home.

Mostly the parents have no clue how to raise their kid and accept the crying and tantrums. She doesnt since she has a line of people to take care off. It worked 10/10 times as the kid would shut up and she took over all control during the visit.

Now she simply asks the people to leave with the kid since it no longer is accepted (as shown in this post.(a lawyer???? tsss GTFO) ) for them to be stern with the child. SO find yourself another doc who is willing to put up with your issues.

Again a lawyer??? and going to yell at him......Maybe focus on educating your kiddo instead of going to tell a highly educated doctor how to behave.
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