The Most Offensive Question I’m Asked As A Doctor

9. Ruj 2020.
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I’m very lucky to live a life where I get paid to do what I love, helping patients in my practice and around the world here on HRworld. As wonderful as that is, unfortunately, there are some costs. Today I wanted to open up and share with you some of the personal struggles I’ve had being a doctor in media, whether it be receiving disrespectful comments and questions from strangers to literally getting my identity stolen by hackers. Thanks to those of you who have always joined me in our mission to fight medical misinformation, and hopefully, you’ll continue standing by my side as we fight cyber bullying and judging medical professionals based on their looks.
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  • Please desist from the pop/rock background. It's intrusive, it makes it harder to concentrate on what you're saying, and it's so annoying that after a while searching for the spot where it stopped, and not finding it, I ended up giving up on your video.

    Rosie FayRosie FayPrije 3 sati
  • Is it ok if I don't want to see blood but I want to be a doctor

    TytyTytyPrije 8 sati
  • narcisist

    Colleen PocosColleen PocosPrije 14 sati
  • Here's a question for you why would you preach online that everyone has to follow a certain rule and guide set that you don't follow yourself... Cough cough grandma murderer!

    Sean MillerSean MillerPrije 17 sati
  • My doctor looks like gandalf... he never listend to me... I wish you were my doctor, not because of your looks, but because of your way of communication on this channel. Your honesty and directness. Thats important..

    ShardaShardaPrije 18 sati
  • Hi doctor mike I have a question, why are my feet always cold? Even if I wear socks they are always cold and my heart races , are these linked? Do I need to seek medical help?

    caitlin martincaitlin martinPrije 20 sati
  • Are you a real doctor? *Mike sighs reaches into his doctor-gown's inner pockets and pulls out his Doctor-badge*

    MagyarállatMagyarállatPrije 22 sati
  • Hello Dr. Mike. Im almost 13 and im really curious, i have mild insomnia. There are some weeks when i cant sleep for days at a time ( the most being 6). However, recently I’ve been getting pretty decent sleep. now that i’m sleeping ok at night why am i suddenly so tired during the day? ( the past few months i’ve been going to sleep around 10 and waking up around 7. I go upstairs snd eat, but then i always fall back asleep about 30 minutes later!

    NikkieMayNikkieMayPrije dan
  • I hate this too, but from the other side. I'm trying to be a successful lingerie model, but people keep telling me my pharmacological insights and application of differential diagnosis means I should give it up and become a doctor.

    Pirate AdamPirate AdamPrije dan
  • It's an brilliant video bro...please check your email id. there is piece of poem from the heart of my pen wholeheartedly dedicated to you based on your few videos and might can give you an idea for your next video.👍🙏

    deepti's Dil Se Dil Takdeepti's Dil Se Dil TakPrije dan
  • I tell people I AM a real doctor: I have a Math Doctorate. NOBODY says anywhere in the universe that "doctor" must equal "medical doctor". The definition of "doctor" has been generalized over the ages.

    The Ultimate ReductionistThe Ultimate ReductionistPrije 2 dana
  • So, WHICH WAS THE MOST OFFENSIVE QUESTION? You blew right through that. Was it the first question? Was it "Are you even a real doctor?" ?

    The Ultimate ReductionistThe Ultimate ReductionistPrije 2 dana
  • Why if we cry we get cold in our noses?

    Nova GhostNova GhostPrije 2 dana
  • I tell my doctor "Doctor Oz says to get your prostate checked every other day." because my doctor is my friend and I know how much "quoting" Dr. Oz pisses him off.

    Chip OlmsteadChip OlmsteadPrije 2 dana
  • I didn’t know I needed this video until now. I’ve always been fairly smart, straight A’s, skipping grades, valedictorian, etc. However, I was taught from a young age that smart and pretty are mutually exclusive. I love high heels. I love makeup. I love getting dressed up and feeling girly and beautiful. But I have pretended my whole life like I didn’t like those things because I didn’t want people to think I was dumb. It pains me how incredibly toxic that is, and it’s really hindered me a lot in life. I’m glad I’m starting to break out of this and just be me. Thanks as always Doctor Mike!

    Dev-Rhi-Rhi-MarínDev-Rhi-Rhi-MarínPrije 2 dana
  • When he said a good looking doctor I thought of Dr. Cullen from twilight lol

    Mad_ PandaMad_ PandaPrije 2 dana
  • As a woman in my fifties I knew I needed to choose to be either beautiful or I never wore makeup to work, or tried to dress very well.. I became known for my brains- then my husband and I would go to Christmas events. I’d dress up and everyone would exclaim “you’re so beautiful!” In surprise! Preach on! You are right... I just wish we were getting better about this, I’m sad that we are still in this place

    Michelle KnutsonMichelle KnutsonPrije 2 dana
  • I thought the question was Why do doctors have bad handwriting

    Aniruddh XD 2K20Aniruddh XD 2K20Prije 2 dana
  • So I have really bad allergies against pollen and dust. So when I have an allergic reaction, I start to sneeze a lot, my nose is super itchy and inside of my mouth and my eyes are watery. I usually take pills that my doctor recommended and they help a lot. But my question is: Is there anything else that could help me with my allergic reactions? (The side affect of those pills is that they make me really tired and I can only take one in 24h and yes my doctor did say that I should take them before going to sleep If i have to use them)

    LizGamerCaptainLizGamerCaptainPrije 2 dana
  • I need to find the people who will ask me why I became a ship Captain instead of a model... I need those type of people in my life 😂

    Blaine AtkinsonBlaine AtkinsonPrije 2 dana
  • Dr. Mike, what do you think about the COVID 19 VACCINE?

    Cheche ArenosCheche ArenosPrije 2 dana
  • Do you think people are exaggerating when they say, "Being a nurse/doctor is really hard." **I'm not asking this question to say that it's easy!

    Zada AlegreZada AlegrePrije 2 dana
  • I work in a retail pharmacy and my pharmacists have told me stories before about patients seeing them at mcdonalds asking them questions or to fill a script for them when they get to work 🙃

    Jessie WozniakJessie WozniakPrije 2 dana
  • Congratulations for being the most professional, ethical,kind, passionate i could go on .... it truly made me decide i want to become a nurse even though is imposible but i like to dream i will!. Totally agree with this video people take advante and underestimate this world nowaadays is so shallow but people like you make it worh.

    Karen ZaldivarKaren ZaldivarPrije 2 dana
  • You truly seem genuine, Dr.Mike.and lovely...hope you are...✌🏼😜

    Thor’s #1 fanThor’s #1 fanPrije 2 dana
  • Ive noticed surgeons are more physically attractive than Internal Medicine doctors

    Boo BooBoo BooPrije 2 dana
  • I thought it was gonna be a question like: "Don't doctors all have horrible handwriting? "

    DogetuberytDogetuberytPrije 3 dana
  • “As someone who was picked on a lot growing up ...” Haha, I bet those kids are *really* regretting that now

    Tidela 471Tidela 471Prije 3 dana
  • I am a model and an engineer. I command respect when I walk into a room.

    Bob GeatzBob GeatzPrije 3 dana
  • When I pick my Dr as long as they have good reviews and experience looks don’t matter to me as long as I can get what I need to get done.

    sweetmisslaurasweetmisslauraPrije 3 dana
  • Amazing advice, as always. Thank you for being so positive and inspirational!

    Colleen McGroryColleen McGroryPrije 3 dana
  • As a fellow physician, I enjoy your YT content. I think you do a great job of explaining concepts in a straightforward manner to the general public, which is often difficult to master as a physician. Keep it up!

    Joseph E. GlaserJoseph E. GlaserPrije 3 dana
  • Retard_Flop :0Retard_Flop :0Prije 3 dana
  • Doctor Mike should be on Hot Ones, id pay to see that if i had money

    Eric SmartEric SmartPrije 4 dana
  • Mcdreamy irl mcdreamy irl mcdreamy irl 😬

    Amanda AllenAmanda AllenPrije 4 dana
  • 8:23 in-case you're busy

    Kavya SoniKavya SoniPrije 4 dana
  • How can you be so evil as to threat A DOCTOR, WHO STUDIES YEAR TO SAVE OTHER PEOPLE’S LIFE, with death?!!

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיPrije 4 dana
  • Who in the right mind would write anything hateful or rude about this man, how pathological do you need to be to tell a health professional who educated people who are intrigued and interested in the medical field. Bruh

    Mark CroghanMark CroghanPrije 4 dana
  • How do you manage imposter syndrome? I think that would be a helpful video!

    Janice Angelica PrietoJanice Angelica PrietoPrije 4 dana
  • I don't get the whole "you're too attractive" thing. I've encountered talented professional people of all appearances, including a number who are considered highly "conventionally attractive" and I've never thought "Oh, you can't be a ... you must be..." Anyone who has someone say that sort of thing to you: remember, it's the _person's_ fault that they're shallow and stupid, not yours for not looking how they expect or for not having the job they expect.

    Wolf NZ OutdoorsWolf NZ OutdoorsPrije 5 dana
  • Doctor mike said I get judged for being too cool and pretty. Pobresito.

    Carolina PerezCarolina PerezPrije 5 dana
  • DOC mike, can I ask you question pls answer thanks.. If a person has a covid and he smokes, does i get infected if i inhale that smoke came from the patient has a covid pls answer thanks... Thanks..

    Luna MartinezLuna MartinezPrije 5 dana
  • Doctor Mike, I want to be a pediatrician and still have 15-16 years of training ahead of me. I just want to know some tricks and tips to just to make the cut for medical school and maybe know your experience, because Ive seen other doctors talk about it and it was hell for them, but you juggling so much I want to see how your schooling went.

    Palak GurbaniPalak GurbaniPrije 5 dana
  • Most offensive question I've been asked on approaching a patient, before I've even said anything, spoken very, v-ery slowly and that you know I can un-der-stand, "" Considering I'm a Brit in Britain (albeit of "foreign" heritage, but otherwise turned out quite local), that's a pretty offensive question. One thing you do get good at is not going down to their level, so I did not used the "better than you do" retort I was thinking in my head, but proceeded to ignore the question and start the consultation in the Queen's English that I normally use. Sadly, I do not believe this person had the good grace or wherewithal to be embarrassed. Hopefully the fact that they got just as good care as someone who had not started the conversation in such a manner may at some level improve their character one day. ( Well, the MOST offensive question I was ever asked was "do you want to come over here and give me a %£@$!* good @#%$*&£?", but she was *actually* manic, disinhibited and genuinely believed she was Marilyn Monroe, so I'll give her some leeway, as she was sick - lol )

    SweeperboySweeperboyPrije 5 dana
  • To find a PCP that actually wants to take the time to discuss patient care and also ask about mental health is SUPER rare especially in NYC. I’ve been to countless pcps and it’s ridiculous how much they’re like take this vitamin, take this supplement, bye. I wish there were more docs like Dr. Mike tbh 😭

    Rachel MRachel MPrije 5 dana
  • Yeah I’d be going for a prostate exam if you were my doctor 😂

    AMAMPrije 5 dana
  • Dr. Mike reminds me of Dr. Shepard/McDreamy on Gary's Antony (without the drama), and guess what McDreamy was a genius and I think Dr. Mike has more than proven himself. Not to mention...why do Dr's have to be less good looking to be taken seriously? This way of thinking technically falls under things that can be considered as segregation...which is what we are trying to work against right? Come on people.

    Riley CaugheyRiley CaugheyPrije 5 dana
  • Luckily never been told that before 🙄 I’d probably die or something ..

    Ali DôshAli DôshPrije 6 dana
  • Hey Dr. Mike. I'm new to your channel, you are awesome! Just noticed you talk to other influencers etc., do you know Dr. Steve Novella? (Sceptics Guide to the Universe/NeuroLogica blog). He and you should talk!

    Tom KennedyTom KennedyPrije 6 dana
  • An apple a day will keep the doctor away but if the doctors cute screw the fruit 🍎

    Paige GibbsPaige GibbsPrije 6 dana
  • You have dual personality a doctor and a modeler

    shahab ahmadshahab ahmadPrije 6 dana
  • Dr mike I would wish to meet But I'm in the other side of the ocean so😅🇵🇹

    Rodrigo C.Rodrigo C.Prije 6 dana
  • The model question, I think, is based on the assumption that modeling is easy work and everyone knows becoming a doctor is very hard. So they assume that you, like them, would choose the "easy" path if you had the option. Ultimately the question is revealing ignorance and work ethic which when put on you feels very bad, since you've worked quite hard at, ya know, *not* being ignorant.

    xiaolinstylexiaolinstylePrije 6 dana
  • The worst question I am asked on a daily basis is...drumroll please...”why did you become a furry?” Ah. Noice. But honestly, Dr. Mike is 100% a real doctor, I can assure you.

    OneFloofiBoiOneFloofiBoiPrije 6 dana
  • I cannot imagine be a woman around his age, seeing his videos, and thinking "I'm gonna have him do a pap smear on me" .

    Tiffany IppolitoTiffany IppolitoPrije 6 dana
  • Be a model doctor.

    xnamkcor Xxnamkcor XPrije 6 dana
  • Hahaha *Go to Dr Mike* *Gets her first Pap* MMMMMMMMM haha good for her

    Chipmunk ParkChipmunk ParkPrije 6 dana
  • I 💖 Dr Mike!

    KauryisaKauryisaPrije 6 dana
  • This guy is entertaining, but the ego that seeps out is cringy. "Unlike most influencers or celebrities..." I ACCIDENTALLY found one of his videos. Calm down.

    Raging GamerRaging GamerPrije 6 dana
  • DOC mike, can I ask you question pls answer thanks.. If a person has a covid and he smokes, does i get infected if i inhale that smoke came from the patient has a covid pls answer thanks... Thanks..

    Luna MartinezLuna MartinezPrije 6 dana
  • DOC mike, can I ask you question pls answer thanks.. If a person has a covid and he smokes, does i get infected if i inhale that smoke came from the patient has a covid pls answer thanks... Thanks..

    Luna MartinezLuna MartinezPrije 6 dana
  • Good afternoon, Dr. Mike. Is it true that you are currently in Syria? please answer me now, it is very important to know. because I need to tell you something.

    Saltanat ImperatriciaSaltanat ImperatriciaPrije 6 dana
  • @DoctorMike love your content! I have a few questions I think would make a great topic for a video. Now, we know there are different specialties, sub-specialties, etc. What is the difference between: 1.) Family Medicine/Physician 2.) Primary Care/Physician 3.) Internal Medicine/Physician 4.) Palliative Care/Physician Aren’t these all technically specialties that fall under the same category as “Family Medicine?” Also, what justifies the differences between specialties as we grow up from Neonatal-Pediatrics-“Family Medicine”-Geriatrics-Palliative? An example of this is (NOT of myself/anyone specifically), when a teenager turns 18, they’ve been seeing a Family Medicine Physician & in the past Pediatrics when they were younger. While they were still considered a “child” they went to the “Children’s Hospital” due to let’s say acute appendicitis, but were sent away to a “regular hospital”, because they’d just turned 18. Why does that happen? I don’t fully understand the separation determination by age group alone, because although age certainly plays a part in immunity/health, disease still has no preference. I hope I explained this in a way that it makes sense.

    Savannah MSavannah MPrije 6 dana
  • How do I get you as my doctor? Haha for 12 years doctors still can’t give me an answer. 🙄🥺❤️

    Gilli FishGilli FishPrije 7 dana
  • one of the most UNPROBLEMATIC people on youtube hands down!

    lulu0112x0x0lulu0112x0x0Prije 7 dana
  • Has no one seen greys anatomy? Doctors can be hot 😅😅

    GetchaaPullGetchaaPullPrije 7 dana
  • Your great

    michelle charafeddinemichelle charafeddinePrije 7 dana
  • Its not the same thing exactly but its really annoying when people say "you're too pretty to burn yourself" as if i wanted to scar myself XD

    Central EleganceCentral ElegancePrije 7 dana
  • Fun fact of the day: either someone is a doctor, a HRworldr a model or idk they are still human. They need their privacy, they need to live as a human not a public spotlight. Stop doing that please.

    Loco SquadLoco SquadPrije 7 dana
  • Very impressive to see someone balance SO much on their plate, and with grace. You don't get enough credit. Hope wearing a mask is helping a bit with the anonymity!

    aline angelaaline angelaPrije 7 dana
  • I think you only need to believe your own potential. That is what all matters.

    Tibby ZelekeTibby ZelekePrije 7 dana
  • I love what you said about “cocktail medicine”. I’m a RN and we get it it a lesser degree and I have to tell people, if you’re concerned enough to ask me, I recommend you contact your physician. Or I tell people in the hospital: “Nurses go to school to make nursing diagnoses...doctors go to school to make medical diagnoses” and they’re very different.

    Jeanne PrietoJeanne PrietoPrije 7 dana
  • Please help me sir. I am from India and i am 18. I am a skinny guy like you were in your school photo. I want to know how you builded up your body and your muscles or just tell me is it possible to do so now because it gives me a hope atleast. And yeah from which branch you did your post-graduation. I am a medical student too

    Prashant DadhichPrashant DadhichPrije 7 dana
  • I find myself wondering how this man has a full time career, does high quality HRworld videos and clearly exercises!

    Lady RepunselLady RepunselPrije 7 dana
  • Are you a doctor because of the paycheck or because you Think you Can save the world? Which you can’t by the Way.

    Kim Juana LehmannKim Juana LehmannPrije 7 dana
  • You have a crazy awesome life

    Tander101Tander101Prije 8 dana
  • Holy hell, that's a nice view!

    Tander101Tander101Prije 8 dana
  • I just can't fathom why any person would send any celebrity or influencer death threats, and honestly I don't think I want to be able to understand that mindset. It takes a strong person to take all that negativity and use it to help motivate you to do something positive. x

    Amanda FieldAmanda FieldPrije 8 dana
  • People don't really appreciate how much doctors are doing, specifically during this times. Dr. Mike, I really appreciate you. You're an amazing person.

    Jose ChavezJose ChavezPrije 8 dana
  • I love how it gets progressively darker outside as the video goes on:D

    Oli DamboOli DamboPrije 8 dana
  • Yo DR. MIKE what the heck is going on for your left eye, by the bridge of your nose?

    Jacob WarchJacob WarchPrije 8 dana
  • 5:31, im extremely exited to go visit My ENT, im pretty sure i had tobsillitis 5 times this year.

    Christian Grundtvig JensenChristian Grundtvig JensenPrije 8 dana
  • lol you are a model, a role model

    Akul ChordiaAkul ChordiaPrije 8 dana
  • Thank you for this video! I used to model and am heavily tattooed from working with Inked and other magazines (nothing offensive of course) and people all the time doubt that I work in medicine or am studying medicine 😐. I get the classic, “well you’re probably not going to get hired” not knowing I already work at a hospital and “what will your patients think?” 😣

    LALAPrije 8 dana
    • "What will your patients think?" Anyone that isn't that type of person would either not care or think it's cool.

      Chaeli HopeChaeli HopePrije 7 dana
  • ❤️❤️

    shannan061296shannan061296Prije 8 dana
  • Let's be honest, not that many doctors treat patients like Dr. Mike does. Most of them want people in and out ASAP because time is money. I think more doctors should be like this.

    dresdendresdenPrije 8 dana
  • I LOVE that you’re a Jersey boy!

    Meghan JamesMeghan JamesPrije 8 dana
  • I've recently been watching a bunch of your videos (and love them), and am seriously rethinking why I didn't choose being a doctor as well. Your videos have all been so inspiring to me! I had always been so passionate about it but always thought that it was soo very hard and ruled out the option. After recently graduating University, I realized that I could have actually put all my hard work throughout the years into the health/medicine path. Really making me rethink my life choices, hahah..

    Nataly INataly IPrije 8 dana
  • i think he's dubbing

    Kutosan KawasakiKutosan KawasakiPrije 8 dana
  • 👀✌

    çöçø wôlfïēçöçø wôlfïēPrije 8 dana
  • I feel like Ive seen you at a hospital before-.. like really I remember talking to you and everything or it's just someone I've encountered that looks exactly like you depends...

    SprinklesSprinklesPrije 8 dana
  • I can't tell you how many times people speak with me on the job and make comments about my looks. Let me just do my job, whatever it is. I know I look the way I look. Thanks.

    Jacki PersonJacki PersonPrije 8 dana
  • A message for the people who send Dr Mike death threats: "Stop it, get some help"

    雯倩蕭雯倩蕭Prije 8 dana
    • I just liked the comment you copied. (It was posted before your comment)

      Bored_Wolfie_XBored_Wolfie_XPrije 7 dana
  • Where is your Only Fans page

    StanislavyeungHKStanislavyeungHKPrije 8 dana
  • I don't think the question "why did you become a doctor when you could become a model" is as offensive as you make it out to be. First of all, it's not actually a question, it's a compliment disguised as a question. But taking it at face value, you say that the question presumes you can't be a doctor and also attractive. Not true, since the person asking this question knows that you're a doctor, and also finds you attractive. You also say it presumes you can't be a model and also smart. Not true, as the person asking this question believes both that you're smart, and that you could be a model. The only thing you could reasonably read from this question is that the person asking finds it weird for someone to study hard to become a doctor, when they could instead take a presumably easy modeling career. I get that you are really into fighting discrimination based on looks, that's fine. But here you fired your cannon prematurely.

    Fif0lFif0lPrije 8 dana
    • @Chaeli Hope I'm just saying. A question can be emotionally charged for him, but it isn't really "filled with assumptions" like he feels it is.

      Fif0lFif0lPrije 7 dana
    • It's not about what everyone means. It's what it means to him, and the emotions it stirs in him. Intentions can be one way, but you can't always guarantee you'll get results that line up with that intention.

      Chaeli HopeChaeli HopePrije 7 dana
  • The most active HRworld videos, eradicate sleep apnea. Amazing job

    festus kipkorirfestus kipkorirPrije 8 dana
  • Great videos these especially reacting to the house videos

    Tony ElahiTony ElahiPrije 9 dana
  • this guy gives me major tom ellis vibes with glasses on you know tom ells the one in lucifer

    hafsa khhafsa khPrije 9 dana
  • Very inspiring towards the end of the video🙏🙂👍👍👍👍👍

    Kayyisa & AffanKayyisa & AffanPrije 9 dana
  • Dr Mike, in the back of my mind I've been trying to figure out who you reminded me of -- and watching this video I've got it sorted. If you've seen the show Royal Pains, perhaps you're familiar with the character Dr Hank Lawson? Wouldn't it be entertaining to have a chat, doctor to "doctor", when you look so similar to each other? Perhaps the basis for a prank...

    The FoxThe FoxPrije 9 dana