Esther - posted on 07/31/2009 ( 38 moms have responded )
Maybe it's because I grew up with universal healthcare and profit never seemed to be much of a driver in the medical profession in Holland, but I'm always stunned and somewhat discouraged at how many women on COM paint doctors as these money grubbing greedy bastards who are just out to pull one over on you so they can make a profit. Are all your doctors really that evil? Do you truly believe that? I have a Dutch GP (just because of the language issue) here in the US but I had an US OBGYN, gave birth at a US Hospital, with US nurses and my son now has a US pediatrician and I thought they were all fabulous. I absolutely trust them to have my best interest at heart and advise me to the best of their ability based on knowledge they have, and I don't (I don't care how much Googling you do, I still think they generally know more). I'm sure there are horror stories out there, but I have to believe those are the exception, not the rule. Why are so many of you so cynical?