#MDTalks: What's the biggest misconception about your specia
Within the great scope of practicing medicine and delivering patient care, we know that each specialty comes with its own unique set of challenges.

You have likely heard some untrue stereotypes, myths, or misconceptions about your physician specialty. And most commons ones are "Anesthesia is just an on/off switch" or "Pain Medicine is just narcotic dispensing clinic and that they will take 100% of their pain away", or "All Dermatologists do is cosmetic work".

So, have you heard any misconceptions about your specialty?

If yes, comment below what do other people (doctors or patients) get wrong about your specialty & the biggest misconceptions about what you do?
Dr. T●●●●z H●●●●●●i and 10 others like this3 shares
Dr. A●●●●y A●●●●●●l
Dr. A●●●●y A●●●●●●l Internal Medicine
One of my relatives said this to me "MD medicine is no specialization but just a name used by basic doctors who don' t have any specialization while MD paediatrics, OBGY, surgery, orthopaedics are specializations."
May 26, 2020Like1
Dr. J●i B●●●●i
Dr. J●i B●●●●i Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Relative may be ignorant about medical profession.
May 27, 2020Like
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i
Dr. M●●●●●v D●●●i Internal Medicine
My speciality, that is internal medicine M.D.) is perceived as no speciality, where as it is the mother of all medicine specialties, which are called Super speciality, in fact elsewhere, they are called Sub speciality. Unless you are a good undergraduate and a thorough basic post graduate student, how do one expect to be a better super or sub specialist?. Moreover, I believe and have experienced that general (internal) medicine is most challenging and demanding as I see so many different varieties of spectrum of diseases on any single day. In which speciality, one sees such variety?. This keeps me on toes and prevent me from making practice monotonous (or a spinal level routine!!). I love medicine.... Read more
May 28, 2020Like1