Response to Adam Conover’s Tweet | Hospitals & Mammograms | Wednesday Checkup

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After the last Real Doctor Reacts to Adam Ruins everything there were many questions and critiques of my stances. Also Adam did a great job or replying to my video via twitter (link below) so I thought that this is the best way to continue the conversation. Keep in mind that if you missed the last video you should watch it here: usvid.net/video/video-2jaLv8Fbhag.html
Also, please refrain from name calling in the comments section as that doesn’t help you make your point or us to change our minds.
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May 16, 2019

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Luck Den
Luck Den 2 hours ago
Adam was pretty respectfull
Wyatt Shively
Wyatt Shively 8 hours ago
Mike could have handled this in a much worse way but he chose to be responsible and Adam handled it childishly going on a rant nit picking at stuff and acting like he knows more than adam
Haley Pool
Haley Pool 12 hours ago
Sorry for the language, but Adam Conover is a douche. Always has been. Thanks for being professional Dr. Mike.
Haley Pool
Haley Pool 12 hours ago
Plus Adam has a bachelors in Philosophy so he already thinks he’s smarter than someone who has a degree actually founded in science.
Adam's best comedy bit is the one about how he's a comedian.
Anaphriel Day ago
Dr. Mike: I like that this episode was factually accurate, but kinda fear-mongers in response to supposed fear-mongering. Adam: He's biased! We had doctor review! He says we were wrong! He's just defending hospitals. Fans of both: Wut?
Anonymous T0by
*Beauty Gurus can't even compare to how straight-forward and honest this man is.*
Candy Gross
Candy Gross 2 days ago
Sounds like Adam is a little insecure. Thanks for clearing things up, Doc! ;)
Kbar9 2 days ago
I am a business intelligence analyst at a hospital and I work with clinical data every day. Doctor Mike made a huge point that most people don't realize, that is appropriateness of care (ex antibiotic stewardship) has a huge impact on cost. Luckily, many insurance providers are moving to a population health focused program called 'Value based care' which puts the financial risk on Hospitals instead of insurance providers for appropriateness of care. They basically say we will pay x for this type of patient, it is your job to manage their care. What has come out of this for us on the hospital side is a ton of process improvement work to reduce waste and manage the whole patients health through primary care to reduce our financial risk (and it is directly tied to physician compensation). This benefits both the patient and the hospital as care becomes more controlled and appropriate and incentives the system to properly care for the whole patients health instead of being focused on fee for service. We are also a non-for-profit so those hospitals do exist! Awesome stuff Mike!
Dakota Garcia
Dakota Garcia 2 days ago
Mike 2 adam 0
Taymaa Hamaideh
Taymaa Hamaideh 2 days ago
You are one of the sweetest and most humble human beings on this planet. (⊃^o^)⊃
Daily Nihilist
Daily Nihilist 2 days ago
Adam: No one is above criticism. Also Adam in the same tweet tirade: I respectfully reject this criticism. Weak.
Darth Tater
Darth Tater 2 days ago
I think Joe Rogan exposed that idiot
OGnella 2 days ago
Kinda nice seeing Adam put in his place
Austen Courpet
Austen Courpet 3 days ago
I wish I could handle criticism with this much skill. This needs to be taught to everyone.
Mari2na 007
Mari2na 007 3 days ago
I'm happy for Czech medical care, you can wait ages and meet nasty employee, but your insurance company pay all. (almost all, but you almost never pay the whole price for prescripted medications (except Ibubrofen, Aspirin, common nose spray and all this stuff...)).
sell god Xid
sell god Xid 3 days ago
This is one of the worst videos I’ve watched he didn’t understand many of your points so I just watched you say the same thing twice
sell god Xid
sell god Xid 3 days ago
Not your fault
yue vang
yue vang 3 days ago
I see Dr. Mike on the casting couch eh
Lucas James
Lucas James 4 days ago
If a hospital doesn't turn a profit, it can't expand its healthcare services, a dialysis machine alone cost tens of thousands of dollars
Chris J Asher
Chris J Asher 4 days ago
I came here after seeing some clips on Joe Rogan with Adam..... he seems like the kind of person who can't handle ever being wrong about anything ever. It is just not possible for him.
Look at all the thirsty people who are seeing this as anything but damage control
xTheTorNando 4 days ago
What do you think about universal healthcare?
Brit Powers
Brit Powers 4 days ago
I'm glad I saw this after watching that "adam ruins everything" episode. It made me realize there's a lot of over-simplification in that show
TypetwoAbsolute 4 days ago
This must be resolved and there are only three ways to do so. 1. Collab 2. Debate 3. Thunderdome.
Courtney Hammett
Courtney Hammett 5 days ago
So do you or do you not agree that medicine should be communally funded
Amanda Berofsky
Amanda Berofsky 5 days ago
The cost of health care is so high is because people don't pay their bills. My son was hit by a car, which broke his neck and jaw. People constantly told us, "Just pay them $10 a month. They won't sue you." So, if everyone does that, the hospitals have to get their money somewhere. They then have to raise prices for everyone else/insurance companies. I've also heard from several people who refuse to pay for insurance and just hope for the best. So when a catastrophe happens, they just declare bankruptcy or try the $10-a-month deal. It is basic math as to why costs are going up. The only answer is universal healthcare where no one can opt out.
Amanda Berofsky
Amanda Berofsky 5 days ago
Also, think Adam was saying that hospitals should pay their administration less, but even if that happened, even if you had a magic wand and started paying admin $25,000 a year, the problem of unpaid bills would still be there.
Mandi Taylor
Mandi Taylor 6 days ago
I see both sides. However, I have been the victim of this outrageous pricing. My daughter broke her pinky in 6th grade and I had lost my job and insurance because of the housing crisis and even had to pack up and move back to my home town at the time so it was already a stressful time. I took her to the ER and paid almost $700 for the visit, xrays, and temp cast. They sent me to the ortho clinic. The dr walked in, looked at the X-ray sent from the hospital, didn’t say shit to me or my daughter at all, told the aide to wrap her hand a certain way... and walked his ass out. He didn’t even LOOK at my daughter let alone talk to her or explain anything to use. Guess what the bill I got from them was on top of the $700 I had already paid... $1300 fucking dollars. Not even joking. $28 in supplies, $200 office visit... and over a grand for the “doctors expertise”. I fought with them for a long time over this bullshit and after paying the office visit said I wouldn’t pay any more of the bill. They admitted they charged me the same as if the dr had actually done surgery even though he didn’t, let alone interact with us at all. Ugh this was years ago and I still get pissed off thinking about it. I get why they have to overcharge to battle with insurance companies but taking it out on people like me who had every intention of paying FAIR prices for an emergency isn’t the way to practice business. The $1000 I paid for a simple cast was more than fair.
Mathias11841 6 days ago
Wow I live this video. I greatly respect how you both kept on topic, and how you slowly and accuratly addressed each issue. I'm even more impressed that you did it in a non combative manner, and with respect. Awesome video and awesome information. This has left me with a lot to think about and encouraged me to learn more.... Now I need to figure out how. Last note, I am so glad that you were so insistent that when it comes to medical knowledge it is always best to go with the most recent information. Great videos please keep it up.
Cryptic Plays
Cryptic Plays 6 days ago
We need more people like doctor mike
Olive Seraphim
Olive Seraphim 6 days ago
I gotta take Adams side here - the profit motive is the problem. I wanna add tho, feminists have been criticizing the overuse of mammograms since the 60s, Germaine Greer wrote about it in The Female Eunuch which was published in 1970. We've known for a long time that mammograms are being over used, but the medical guidelines frankly ignored this fact for many years. That doesn't inspire confidence. This conversation is missing the political dimension wherein medicine has been used to control women's bodies through things like overused mammograms and other tests, medicalised childbirth, not to mention involuntary sterilization that was done to specific groups of women such as Native/Aboriginal women and disabled women - and is still being done today.
Tony Phillis
Tony Phillis 7 days ago
Huge respect for having an open dialogue in a civil manner. Oh, and before I see an ENT, wanna check out my sinuses?
Sean yaho
Sean yaho 7 days ago
Adam's response says it all. He has a bias and ego strong enough to hinder his ability to even consider being wrong. Which is scary looking at his audiance.
MilkySituation 7 days ago
Idk what comedy Adam is talking about. He’s like a male Amy Schumer
Coach Jay
Coach Jay 7 days ago
Adam is a troll, no point in responding to trolls.
SwimSweetie100 7 days ago
Adam Conover is not an educated man. Why would I believe him before I believe an educated doctor?
geoff dearth
geoff dearth 8 days ago
How about that time I got transported to the emergency room and the nurses got me warmed up after the EMTs administered Glucagon while a Dr. stood around with his finger up his ass and sent me a bill for $750?
Chelsea Christensen
It’s ironic that someone who makes a profit criticizing different systems, and companies, can’t take criticism himself.
Yiseul 8 days ago
As someone easily scared by anything health related, I agree that attempting to talk about mammograms with comedy was not effective. There is no point in scaring people away from tests that they need, and if I did not take action to properly educate myself, I would be easily convinced to NOT get one, which is dangerous. Adam's responses were so misinterpretive it makes me wonder if they were purposefully misinterpretive so as to further the agenda.
ZPERO 8 days ago
His show is often overs simplified and intentionally favors "edginess" over accurate representation of facts. Used to watch the show, but I stopped when I realized its flaws. All in all, if you want to learn about a topic, don't watch some watered down comedy show and do your own research.
Cryptic Plays
Cryptic Plays 6 days ago
I get all my information form Wikipedia and webmd
Biovet 8 days ago
Insurance companies raise the price of healthcare. Take a look at how much LASIK has dropped in price since it’s not covered under insurance.....
Graham Tacon
Graham Tacon 9 days ago
Adam just highlights and grossly exaggerates parts of a topic he wants to propaganda, making the topic or system he's critiquing seem evil. And what's worse is he honestly believes he's right. He's a moron that has a face that shouts, "please fucking hit me". Anyone following adma and taking his talks seriously cannot think for themselves. Literal parrot brains.
Mechele Mede
Mechele Mede 9 days ago
Dude, you are too nice. Adam is a propagandist. He fully intended to get people upset over "evil hospitals profiting off illness". You're not playing the same game. He's not trying to figure out the problem/solution, he just wants you to vote for a politician that will promise to make it all free.
Alexia King
Alexia King 9 days ago
honestly I did not think that the way you presented in the first video was bad at all. All your points made sense and even though you went more in depth this episode, I don't think you should have had to. I did not see your first video as bias at all.
UniversalEcho 9 days ago
I like Adam, and the respect the way he researches his topics, but he is good at spinning and not so good at taking criticism. I think he isn't so focused on the fact you agree with his facts, just differ on the presentation. He feels justified, which is fine, but he isn't looking for the conversation.
Samuel  Chernin
Samuel Chernin 10 days ago
It’s really unfortunate some people outright can’t afford the bills a hospital sends in the mail. Health insurance is also really expensive.
Nikki Dontchaknow
Nikki Dontchaknow 10 days ago
I can’t help but think Adam is a real buzz kill at parties.
amaris sarah
amaris sarah 10 days ago
Wow. Very well said Dr. Mike ! Were you on the debate team in high school or what ? 😭 Couldn’t help but smile at how well you handled this 🤩.
Mind over Body
Mind over Body 10 days ago
I definitely agree with Mike on this topic, especially about the Mammogram segment scaring women away from getting one. Watching the previous video where Mike reviewed the episode, watching the Mammogram segment scared me from getting one even before Mike commented on it about how it could possibly scare women away. I've always been scared of when the day comes for when I have to get one, and that put me off even more.
Becca 11 days ago
Adam needs to chill. He's a comedian, but he isn't a doctor and that makes a difference in this situation. Dr. Mike has had a lot more practice in explaining a medical diagnosis, so he knows how a patient might react to something like the information Adam presented (which Mike generally agreed with in terms of accuracy). I had a mammogram earlier this year, just before my 30th birthday because I found a lump and I have a family history of breast cancer. If I had seen that video before I had gotten the mammogram, I might not have pushed the hospital to get me scheduled ASAP after my doctor had said I should get one. The mammogram was definitely uncomfortable, but you know what was even more uncomfortable? Not knowing if I was going to have to go through chemo or radiation therapy or have a mastectomy (Mom had to do the latter two). Adam can take a hike, I'd rather have Dr. Mike explain this subject to the masses.
kiznahalfharpy 11 days ago
I really used to enjoy Adam ruins everything...but the reactions I see from him (not just here) when information in his show is challenged is unbecoming, to be the most polite I can. I LOVE how you, Dr.Mike, are able to be so even and positive in light of the borderline condescending tone presented in those tweets. Turning it into a positive discussion instead of an argument or defensive stand-off. Love it.♡
MrSaltphone 11 days ago
Doctor Mike kept insisting that for-profit was not the most important thing, citing other more important factors multiple times as a defence, yet failed to name any? Why is that?
I J 9 days ago
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