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(Boston Herald)   Nothing you didn't already know from your last visit to the dentist, but medicine found to attract sickos who get their rocks off by causing people pain. "The profession attracts people too comfortable with the hurting aspect"   (bostonherald.com) divider line
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2009-04-25 1:44:29 AM  
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Oh, Momma!
 
2009-04-25 2:06:30 AM  

spidermann: Oh, Momma!


Came for the Little Shop of Horrors reference and wasn't disappointed.
 
2009-04-25 2:10:14 AM  
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2009-04-25 2:11:26 AM  
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2009-04-25 2:39:21 AM  
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2009-04-25 2:44:10 AM  
That definitely explains why the cost of healthcare is soaring higher then Limbaugh's Learjet full of smack and Dominican boys.

/I can has Fez?
//I Said GOOD DAY!
 
2009-04-25 2:44:21 AM  
Subby is an anti-dentite.
 
2009-04-25 3:41:06 AM  
Beth: Hey, what do you call a doctor who fails out of med school?

Jerry: What?

Beth: A dentist. (They laugh)

Jerry: That's a good one. Dentists.

Beth: Yeah, who needs 'em? Not to mention the Blacks and the Jews. (Jerry fakes a smile)

/getting it out of the way
 
2009-04-25 3:42:18 AM  
Duh.

What next Ric....an article that suggests some cops aren't friendly guys who want to clean up the streets - but bullies who want quick and easy power.

And some of the guys in the military aren't there because they love their country, but because they didn't know WTF else to do with their 1.8 high school GPA.

And some of our teachers aren't 'doing it for the children'. Some of them were just college kids who didn't know what to major in, weren't particularly good at anything, and picked 'Elementary Ed' because it's a familiar environment for them.

And some people on Fark are so insecure about themselves/their profession, they jump at any chance to speak ill of commonly 'respected' professions; like cops, military, teachers and doctors.

Oh, and lawyers are dick bags too.
 
2009-04-25 3:44:46 AM  
Bwahahahaha!
 
2009-04-25 3:45:59 AM  
Meh, I see it as an avenue for all sorts of dominance fetishes. Does this hurt? How about this? This should really hurt! They like it more when the partner is consenting only because they have to. You know, power hungry, control freak, demi gods. Like prison guards and middle management.
 
2009-04-25 3:46:59 AM  
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2009-04-25 4:29:23 AM  
Warchild:
Beth: Hey, what do you call a doctor who fails out of med school?
Jerry: What?
Beth: A dentist. (They laugh)


Dentists find this joke hilarious as well, since the average dentist makes twice as much money as your average doctor.
 
2009-04-25 4:34:42 AM  
FTFA: ...and Dr. Richard Sharpe of Gloucester.

Sharpe went to medical school? I thought he retired on a farm with that French chick.
 
2009-04-25 4:45:06 AM  

Sgygus: Dentists find this joke hilarious as well, since the average dentist makes twice as much money as your average doctor.


True that. I'm glad I have a good dental plan
 
2009-04-25 5:01:37 AM  

Warchild: Sgygus: Dentists find this joke hilarious as well, since the average dentist makes twice as much money as your average doctor.

True that. I'm glad I have a good dental plan


Lisa needs braces.
 
2009-04-25 6:41:50 AM  
This explains the combination dentist/proctologist I go to. Low co-pays but he seems to enjoy his work a little too much.

/also, I wish he'd change gloves in between
 
2009-04-25 6:51:28 AM  

spidermann: Oh, Momma!


Say "Aaaaahhh!"

Now spit.

rackrent

It isn't safe.
 
2009-04-25 7:02:40 AM  

Sgygus: Warchild:
Beth: Hey, what do you call a doctor who fails out of med school?
Jerry: What?
Beth: A dentist. (They laugh)

Dentists find this joke hilarious as well, since the average dentist makes twice as much money as your average doctor.


And 32 times as much as heart surgeons
 
2009-04-25 7:04:11 AM  
First of all ... that's a ridiculous statement. I'm a 4th year MD (or, rather, 9th year MD/PhD) student, and my class is full of remarkably compassionate, caring people. The trust between a physician and patient is a truly sacred thing, and we take that extremely seriously. Of course, we haven't had the spirit ground out of us by intern year yet...

Sgygus: Dentists find this joke hilarious as well, since the average dentist makes twice as much money as your average doctor.


And as for this: hardly. Per http://www.healthcaresalaryonline.com/dentist-salary.html (new window), "On an annual basis the median Dentist salary is $137,630. The lowest 10% earn $71,520 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $170,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average." I don't know about that site's credentials, but a survey of the first few sites that popped up searching for "average dentist salary" are all very comparable.

To contrast: From the same site, "On an annual basis the median Internists salary is greater than $167,270. The lowest 10% earn $89,130 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $170,600 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average." Althernately, per http://www.allied-physicians.com/salary_surveys/physician-salaries.ht​m (new window), the physician specialty with the absolute lowest median salary is ambulatory care, and their mean is still $112,000/year. Next lowest is family practice without OB, and they make $135,000. It goes up from there.
 
2009-04-25 7:13:20 AM  

Roblmw241: Warchild: Sgygus: Dentists find this joke hilarious as well, since the average dentist makes twice as much money as your average doctor.

True that. I'm glad I have a good dental plan

Lisa needs braces.


Gummy Joe approves of your post.

/Old Chomper
//Yoink!!
 
2009-04-25 7:15:04 AM  

e lo: First of all ... that's a ridiculous statement. I'm a 4th year MD (or, rather, 9th year MD/PhD) student, and my class is full of remarkably compassionate, caring people. The trust between a physician and patient is a truly sacred thing, and we take that extremely seriously. Of course, we haven't had the spirit ground out of us by intern year yet...


As a nursing student, I will attest that nurses can range anywhere between Florence Nightingale and the Marquis De Sade.
 
2009-04-25 7:26:05 AM  
 
2009-04-25 7:27:50 AM  

whyerhead: Did someone say sadist? Possibly NSFW. (new window)


We should see if unicron702 can post his "Naughty Nurse".
 
2009-04-25 8:18:56 AM  
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Does not approve
 
2009-04-25 8:23:07 AM  

Sgygus: Warchild:
Beth: Hey, what do you call a doctor who fails out of med school?
Jerry: What?
Beth: A dentist. (They laugh)

Dentists find this joke hilarious as well, since the average dentist makes twice as much money as your average doctor.


Yeah, generalized care less than essential specialized care less than completely elective care is how it works, money-wise. Dentistry is between the latter two. Orthodontics is further to the right, and thus makes more money. Plastic surgery is way the hell to the right and generally gives you swimming pools of cash. Pediatrics is further left and more of a middle-class income.

I dunno about twice as much (a lot of doctors are specialists) but they're definitely over the average for medical income.
 
2009-04-25 8:23:12 AM  
e lo: the physician specialty with the absolute lowest median salary is ambulatory care, and their mean is still $112,000/year. Next lowest is family practice without OB, and they make $135,000

That web-site you quoted, e lo, well, in real life your mileage may vary.
 
2009-04-25 8:56:50 AM  
e lo: First of all ... that's a ridiculous statement. I'm a 4th year MD (or, rather, 9th year MD/PhD) student, and my class is full of remarkably compassionate, caring people...

So just to be clear, you are NOT getting a kick out of these replies?

/see, you don't have to quote the whole farking post to get your point across
 
2009-04-25 10:19:42 AM  
I'm almost a math doctor. Some of us make almost 6 figures.

I'll see myself out.
 
2009-04-25 10:19:51 AM  
I know one of the dentists I used to have made tons of money. We discovered he was billing our insurance company for procedures that were never done. No wonder he could spend almost a quarter of the year in Italy. I still shudder thinking about the giant hairy hands with giant gold rings under the gloves.
 
2009-04-25 10:28:10 AM  
Considering all the years and money it takes to become a doctor, these must be hardcore sadists who think in the long-term.
 
hej
2009-04-25 10:32:42 AM  
I always wondered why my dentist insisted it was completely necessary to shove tooth picks under my finger nails when I got my root canal.
 
2009-04-25 10:38:36 AM  
Just had a surprisingly comfortable and not terrifying root canal done yesterday; getting a kick, etc.
 
2009-04-25 11:04:31 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: That definitely explains why the cost of healthcare is soaring higher then Limbaugh's Learjet full of smack and Dominican boys.

/I can has Fez?
//I Said GOOD DAY!


0.5/10

You sound like one of my wife's budgies...
 
2009-04-25 11:08:21 AM  

gadian: Meh, I see it as an avenue for all sorts of dominance fetishes. Does this hurt? How about this? This should really hurt! They like it more when the partner is consenting only because they have to. You know, power hungry, control freak, demi gods. Like prison guards and middle management and Fark Liberals.


FTFY.
 
2009-04-25 11:11:10 AM  

e lo: First of all ... that's a ridiculous statement. I'm a 4th year MD (or, rather, 9th year MD/PhD) student, and my class is full of remarkably compassionate, caring people. The trust between a physician and patient is a truly sacred thing, and we take that extremely seriously. Of course, we haven't had the spirit ground out of us by intern year yet...

Sgygus: Dentists find this joke hilarious as well, since the average dentist makes twice as much money as your average doctor.

And as for this: hardly. Per http://www.healthcaresalaryonline.com/dentist-salary.html (new window), "On an annual basis the median Dentist salary is $137,630. The lowest 10% earn $71,520 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $170,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average." I don't know about that site's credentials, but a survey of the first few sites that popped up searching for "average dentist salary" are all very comparable.

To contrast: From the same site, "On an annual basis the median Internists salary is greater than $167,270. The lowest 10% earn $89,130 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $170,600 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average." Althernately, per http://www.allied-physicians.com/salary_surveys/physician-salaries.htm (new window), the physician specialty with the absolute lowest median salary is ambulatory care, and their mean is still $112,000/year. Next lowest is family practice without OB, and they make $135,000. It goes up from there.


Yeah, and some firemen in Los Angeles earned $250,000+ in overtime pay last year. You're doing it wrong....
 
2009-04-25 11:11:49 AM  

e lo: First of all ... that's a ridiculous statement. I'm a 4th year MD (or, rather, 9th year MD/PhD) student, and my class is full of remarkably compassionate, caring people.


Nuff said.

I'm sure there's all kinds of kids in your class with high-minded intentions, just like there are probably bright-eyed young paladins marching in formation at your local police academy who wouldn't dream of taking bribes, beating minorities for fun, or shaking down hookers for freebies.

But school isn't the real world, kid.

It's not even close.
 
2009-04-25 11:48:05 AM  

Ludovicus: e lo: First of all ... that's a ridiculous statement. I'm a 4th year MD (or, rather, 9th year MD/PhD) student, and my class is full of remarkably compassionate, caring people.

Nuff said.

I'm sure there's all kinds of kids in your class with high-minded intentions, just like there are probably bright-eyed young paladins marching in formation at your local police academy who wouldn't dream of taking bribes, beating minorities for fun, or shaking down hookers for freebies.

But school isn't the real world, kid.

It's not even close.


Seconded. Idealism like that is why we have rpg gaming. A few years after graduating, those med students will be moving to states with ridiculously low caps on lawsuits, failing to diagnose athelete's foot, forgetting how to read x-rays, molesting female patients, and laughing in the face of DOPR complaints made against them. Welcome to real life, kid.
 
2009-04-25 1:16:34 PM  
And here's a mention of HMG's dentist! (new window)

/thank you!
//good night!
///BOOM!
 
2009-04-25 1:57:05 PM  
My dentist is kind of an ass. But funny. I do remember I had a minor cavity, he said fark the Novocaine, I'm doing it live. That was a bit painful.
 
2009-04-25 2:59:52 PM  
If you phrase it as: People who don't like hurting others are often driven away from the medical field it doesn't sound so bad, does it?

Send a copy of this mail, or similar, to joe.
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TO: j­o­ed­[nospam-﹫-backwards]d­lar­e­h­no­tso­b*c­om

Hi Joe,

Is this a blog you have? Or the opinion page?

You selectively reported a single person's quote and extrapolated, possibly to create a media feeding frenzy, to capitalize on this strange criminal case involving Craigslist.

Doesn't it sound better to say "People afraid to hurt others often abandon or don't even consider a career in the medical field?"

A single person's opinion is not fact, especially when the person does not have any research or data to back it up. The psychiatrist, who more likely does have actual research on his side, says it's a hurt/heal complex, similar to parents who poison their children in order to be seen as a rescuer when the child recovers. These people are scattered through all professions, and if they do go into medicine it's more likely to be the healer aspect that attracts them, not the ability to hurt.

Shoddy reporting, little fact checking, passing on a single source as fact - these are elementary mistakes in reporting, and if you have additional information you did not include which would support your statements I would expect to see an updated column mentioning these.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1167909

P.S. I don't have the desire to sign up just to repeat what others are saying, but I do feel it is important enough and hope your inbox is similarly flooded. Good thing I have NoScript installed so you didn't even get page hit revenue from my visit, but if that's the whole reason you put of bad journalism hoping that people would link to it saying "Check this idiot out" then no wonder newspapers are failing. No one wants to read crap.
 
2009-04-25 3:19:48 PM  
On the case:

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/hot like Jill Scott
 
2009-04-25 3:41:43 PM  
Ludovicus:
But school isn't the real world, kid.

It's not even close.


Who the hell are you? Rorschach from Watchmen?
 
2009-04-25 3:44:30 PM  
Came in for the Orin Scrivello, DDS references. Not disappointed.
/played the role in HS theatre
 
2009-04-25 4:08:22 PM  
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DOCTOR Mother Theresa?
 
2009-04-25 4:21:04 PM  
And, it's the second most popular career choice for "anxiety" cubi.
 
2009-04-25 4:49:31 PM  
(M)edicine found to attract sickos who get their rocks off by causing people pain.

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Yup
 
2009-04-25 5:10:10 PM  
There was absolutely nothing informative in that article. No statistics, nothing other than a blurb by a psychiatrist. FTA:The profession attracts people too comfortable with the hurting aspect," said Boston therapist Charles Foster. "It's a tiny minority - I hope.

Wow. Well stop the presses.
 
2009-04-25 5:19:14 PM  

Warchild: Beth: Hey, what do you call a doctor who fails out of med school?

Jerry: What?

Beth: A dentist. (They laugh)

Jerry: That's a good one. Dentists.

Beth: Yeah, who needs 'em? Not to mention the Blacks and the Jews. (Jerry fakes a smile)

/getting it out of the way


Thanks a lot....I'm guesing that's a bit from that abortion of a sitcom that was popular in the '90s.

I'd rather go to the dentist than sit through another episode of that.
 
2009-04-25 5:24:08 PM  

e lo: First of all ... that's a ridiculous statement. I'm a 4th year MD (or, rather, 9th year MD/PhD) student, and my class is full of remarkably compassionate, caring people. The trust between a physician and patient is a truly sacred thing, and we take that extremely seriously. Of course, we haven't had the spirit ground out of us by intern year yet...

Sgygus: Dentists find this joke hilarious as well, since the average dentist makes twice as much money as your average doctor.

And as for this: hardly. Per http://www.healthcaresalaryonline.com/dentist-salary.html (new window), "On an annual basis the median Dentist salary is $137,630. The lowest 10% earn $71,520 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $170,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average." I don't know about that site's credentials, but a survey of the first few sites that popped up searching for "average dentist salary" are all very comparable.

To contrast: From the same site, "On an annual basis the median Internists salary is greater than $167,270. The lowest 10% earn $89,130 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $170,600 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average." Althernately, per http://www.allied-physicians.com/salary_surveys/physician-salaries.htm (new window), the physician specialty with the absolute lowest median salary is ambulatory care, and their mean is still $112,000/year. Next lowest is family practice without OB, and they make $135,000. It goes up from there.


Can you publish your name because you're exactly the type of doctor that I do not want to go to. You're more interested in money than your patients health and while you may not take joy in causing them pain, you do not care if you do.

Trust is key and I would not trust you to take out the garbage.
 
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