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Would it matter to you the race of your doctor?

I don't have a problem with it, but I know some people do.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:37 PM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (40)
  • No. Lots of MDs practicing in the US who are from foreign countries- Med school is free in many countries-

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 9:40 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • Nope. At our family doctor's office, we've seen two (one male and one female dr.) who are both from India. As long as they are professional and know their stuff, that's fine with me!
    zboys

    Answer by zboys at 9:41 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I know some people have issues with the "communications" portion of the care, especially older people. People want (and need) to be able to understand what the MD is trying to say, especially if urgent decisions need to be made.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 9:43 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I never cared. I prefer a woman gyno, but race is irrelevant.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:43 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I'd only have a problem if he/she didn't speak English well and if we couldn't understand each other
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:44 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • No, but I think it does to many. At my Dr o
    ffice there is a Dr called sounds like haveto. Many people will not see him. I like him, he's pretty down to earth and not too terribly hard to understand.
    stepho345

    Answer by stepho345 at 9:44 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • race? no, not at all. But i've had dr.s w/ accents so think I couldnt understand 1/2 of what they said and I changed. I'm far too involved in my treatments to not know what's going on or be able to have a conversation about it.
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 9:47 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • no...
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 9:51 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • As long as they can speak English, I am fine. I prefer doctors that don't talk down to me though.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 9:52 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • No, not at all. I just want a Doctor who listens and does a good job with testing and diagnosis. I don't care if it is a man or a woman, white or black or yellow or plaid. :-)
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 9:53 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

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