Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Tuesday Topic: Medical questions
Ashley asks: Since many countries have differing medical philosophies, how do you approach medical care for your family overseas? Do you avoid it? Do you trust it? Do you double check every prescription before following treatment plans? When we first arrived in Russia, I was so afraid of Russian medical care, but the more we've experienced it, the more we've realized that often times the phrase "It's not wrong, just different" actually does apply. BUT, then there are the times when we've gotten prescriptions or have been prescribed therapies that would never be recommended in the US, or there are times where our US doctors are telling us to pursue treatments that don't exist where we are. How have your families dealt with the different medical systems and figured out when to have faith in the available medicine?
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