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Is it appropriate? 2008/1/3 09:54
I am going to japan to see a physician for a second opinion. My friend advised that I should bring a present to each person . I do not know if it is the right thing to do. Please advise. Tks
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doctors 2008/1/3 14:44
Do you mean you are seeing a doctor in Japan for a second opinion?
In that case, doctors will not take your present. It doesn't sound normal for a doctor to receive a present from a patient. In the past, if you have a very difficult operation done by a surgeon, a patient might have given him a bottle of wine or something similar for appreciation but nowadays, it is not our habitual practice to do that, and most surgeons will not expect anything from their patients.
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Thank you 2008/1/3 15:31
I agree it appears as an insult to give present to a doctor. Thank you for your advice.
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a follow up question 2008/1/3 15:37
Undeniably, a doctor who is more involve learn more through experience. Is it okay to tell the attending doctor that you want to have a more experienced doctor or a specialist to handle my case.
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