Where do you live? In Canada you have to be referred by a GP -- however if you know of a good dermatologist you can ask your GP to refer to him/her. If you don't have a GP call the local hospital/clinic and explain your situation; if no doctors are available in your area go directly to the hospital out patient or emergency department. Good luck.Hello everyone..
I want to get an appointment with a skin doctor. But i dont know whom should i contact. There are a lot of doctors. How can i know which one is good and which one is not..
I hope Mariepop gives her perspective as well, but here's my two cent's worth. The Canadian system isn't perfect, but living in a small hamlet and knowing that if I become seriously ill I can be taken by helicopter to the hospital that specializes in whatever is wrong with me at no cost takes the worry out of the possibility of being ill.Very interesting Mariepop, although i don't agree with Michael Moore's methods or "facts".
Here is my question for you, and I don't mean to be disrespectful at all: Do most Canadians think that the quality of healthcare they receive is worth the higher taxes?
The same problem exists in Canada -- most Canadians could not access total medical assistance without paying high premiums therefore you would have some very sick people die simply because they can't afford to access the help they need.The trouble is, most Americans are not rolling in dough and can't afford the premiums, and some don't qualify for any economical plans d/t health care issues like diabetes, CAD, etc. The public aid recipients are using the Emergency Rooms as their source of routine medical care and abusing the system. .
mariepop: I wasn't clear in expressing myself -- what I meant to say clearly is that if Canadians didn't have free health care most could not afford the high insurance ratesFawnie, that is a very interesting question, and thanks Mari, you have summarized it better than me! I don't understand what you say about most Canadians could not access total medical assistance without paying high premiums ....
... the abuse is usually from people that go to the ER when they only have a cold or they have a stomach pain because they had too much pizza, this is one of the reasons the system is congested.
... there are other injustices such as you will wait 2 years for a hip replacement, and in this 2 years your condition will deteriorate and the pain that comes with it. So people who have the $ go to foreign countries and it's immediately done. Conclusion: If you don't have $ you are screwed!
I wish someone can explain France system, it seems to be the best one, I heard faster the doctor put you back on your feet, greater his or her pay check will be, if he doesn't put you back fast on your feet, his pay check will be less. Everyone has to pay around $5 for a check up. Is this the best system?
There was an article in one of the National papers yesterday about mothers coming to Canada to have their babies -- and leaving without paying ---- of course, the child becomes a Canadian citizen immediately --looking to the future?Fawnie just a fact for you id thought you may like here in the Uk we will accept anyone from any country if they are here for a short or long stay visa with medical help when in the canada, australia etc they will not give you any sort of medical help unless you pay privately to see someone, seems crazy to me, i think anyway!
However though the amount of people in the UK trying to leave cause life, economy is getting so bad in this country kind of out weighs the good we have here too! Um
fawnie -- you break me up -- I bet the veterinary formula is twice as expensive! I take a Vit C tablet a day -- but with all the other fruit I eat I think I'm covered there.Wow thanks Mari for the tip on Nurti-Flex! And it's a liquid so fast-acting too.
And there is a veterinary formula too! (hmmm, could be cheaper....)\t
I have always heard that Vitamin C has to be taken with MSM in a 1:2 ratio at least for it to do its thing. Do you take any C with it?
There are more and more Quick Care clinics attached to ERs and in free-standing clinics around the US to take the load off the ERs, but they are packed to the gills too with drug-seekers and such. Please Mr Obama, help us!
So are they not paying there hospital fee, how checky too cause i suppose when the child grows up it will have a home where it mum originally came from and in Canada!There was an article in one of the National papers yesterday about mothers coming to Canada to have their babies -- and leaving without paying ---- of course, the child becomes a Canadian citizen immediately --looking to the future?
For the first time in years there are more people applying to enter Canada from Britain.I have heard too that immagration is becoming a problem in Canada as apparently this is why you guys are getting more problems too in the country?Shame really if it is true as i think canada is great city personally
The immigration rules are quite strict -- but we have lots of illegals entering the country -- there is sort of an underground market for cheap labour. After a while they apply for citizenship hoping they will be admitted on humatarian grounds.You dont want any of that, Im suprised immagration are not sticter with whome they bring into the country too, but i know also they were always looking for Brits etc to move out to Canada too, i think!! are Canadian values quite similar to us Brits or am i wrong?