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Why pretend to be a doctor, pscyhiatrist?

  1. seanorjohn profile image82
    seanorjohnposted 7 years ago

    Why not an air line pilot, a....Why a doctor?

    1. double_frick profile image62
      double_frickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      people trust doctors.
      i'm a doctor.
      *giggles*
      trust me. smile

      1. WriteAngled profile image91
        WriteAngledposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Heh, heh, that's what my partner always says, "Trust me, I'm a doctor". However, he chose a specialty where he could be sure his patients could never answer him back, except maybe through a medium.

        Doesn't exactly breed confidence

        1. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
          Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/rolling.gif

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ...or a janitor?

      1. seanorjohn profile image82
        seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Indeed, a janitor often holds the keys to........

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          now see, if a guy goes "oh i'm...a janitor, yeah, that's it" one could assume he is a jillionaire, since someone who is poor or of no account would pretend to be a doctor yikeswink

  2. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 7 years ago

    In order to be able to behave like God.

    1. seanorjohn profile image82
      seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      God moves in mysterious ways.
      Writeangled, I think I left a message for you on last night's forums.

      1. WriteAngled profile image91
        WriteAngledposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ummm, *perplexed*, can't find a thread common to us last night. Of course, your night is probably not my night, which doesn't help...

        1. seanorjohn profile image82
          seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I can't remember either.

          can't remember context, but..

          My son went to buy a train ticket to London from Doncaster.

          the guy on the desk seemed to say " all trains to london are cancelled"

          I knew what he meant, but my son panicked.
          "what shall I do Dad" " Shall I try and get a coach". No matter how many times this was repeated, he still didn't realise it was "Hull trains are cancelled"

          1. WriteAngled profile image91
            WriteAngledposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            LOL!!!

            My favourite was when I was a very radical student in Bristol and attended lots of political meetings. We had a local trade unionist come and talk to us. I thought he was a most admirable person because he kept talking about his ideals.

            Then I found out that's how you say "idea" in Brizzle

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    because we can big_smile

  4. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    The doctor, you have a point.


    The pscyhiatrist, everyone is a pscyhiatrist. lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    hey ummm sean how come you post the same thing twice? Did you hit submit twice on accident? smile

    1. seanorjohn profile image82
      seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I spelt psychiatrist wrong.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        aaa got ya smile just curious

        1. seanorjohn profile image82
          seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Curiosity killed the cat. Wow, I never thought I would ever get the chance to write that.

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            yes but everyone forgets cats have nine lives big_smile hehehe

      2. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol, you are a bad example. I copied your spelling.

        1. seanorjohn profile image82
          seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Danm , I am settling a vry baf xmple

          1. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol I learned my lesson. Not following your spelling darkness anymore.

      3. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        S-H-R-I-N-K...
        it isn't that hard....  roll

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          How did shrink come about? A shrink is supposed to expand a persons outlook and thoughts, not shrink them.

          1. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
            Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            They make the problems of the patient *shrink*, become less...(I dunno)

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
              Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I think it originally came from the idea that a psychieatirist (I dunno either) was called a "head shrinker"-- to give them a more dismissive primitive title.

              1. seanorjohn profile image82
                seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Rochelle you are a gem. You said lovely things when I was down and I want to thank you again. It was much appreciated.

                1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
                  Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Really? I don't remember-- good for me.

                  1. seanorjohn profile image82
                    seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    "Why Am I a failure." You picked me up

  6. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    Doctors are the top of the food chain.

    1. seanorjohn profile image82
      seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But to be top of the food chain you need to be a self centred predator with no morals and...... oh yeh,Doctors.

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/rolling.gif

        your bad

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    and get to wear white

  8. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    and see strangers get nakie

    1. kowality profile image61
      kowalityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      which isn't always a treat.

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image89
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        True...
        <-----has seen some scary nakie people

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

    Forget pretending to be anything...JUST BE YOURSELF ! smile

  10. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    I once new of a person who posed as a doctor when meeting others...he explained that it opened doors for him in conversations where his opinions were taken more seriously.  He tested this by not posing as a doctor, and posing as one.  Turns out, the gatherings of people were more willing to accept, listen and believe him as a doctor (someone who's trusted, educated and believable) than  a non-doctor.  Note:  He only did this for a short period of time for his thesis and hasn't done the posing since.

    1. seanorjohn profile image82
      seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Damn, I think he was the doctor I consulted, years ago.I wish I hadn't taken his advice now.

  11. TheGlassSpider profile image75
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    I have not encountered anyone who was pretending to be a doctor or psychiatrist, fortunately, but of course we've all heard stories of people who do just that, and obviously some people have had to deal with such dishonesty.

    With that in mind, everyone needs to remember that there are licensing boards in every state for these professions. Before seeing any professional, simply contact the licensing board for that particular profession and check up on the supposed "professional" you wish to see. While you're checking up on whether or not their license is current (or if they've ever even had one), you can also check out if there have been any complaints against them.

    You might be surprised what you find out (although I hope you won't be), but in this day and age it pays to be proactive about these sorts of things.

    1. seanorjohn profile image82
      seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for a really serious and sound reply. You sound just like my dad , GOD Bless him.

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image75
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome. I think this is a very important subject. As someone who will be starting (three years worth of) internships/residency within the next year, and who is working very hard (and spending a LOT of money) to earn my license (in Mental Health Counseling), it upsets me that there are dishonest people out there who are willing to take advantage of peoples' suffering for power or money, or whatever their reasons. I take my duty to my future clients, my profession, and my future license very seriously and believe everyone should be armed with the knowledge they need to find well-trained, legally licensed professionals to help them.

        1. seanorjohn profile image82
          seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Good luck and please hold on to your ideals . I'm sure you will.
          Influence others and never give in.

  12. seanorjohn profile image82
    seanorjohnposted 7 years ago

    The weird thing is that I asked this question twice on the forums. When I spelt psychiatrist correctly , there were no replies, when incorrectly 40 + replies.

    Think about google adsense and keywords. Maybe we could drive traffic by mispelt, misspelled , mispelled, mispeled misspelld words.

  13. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    @ Sean -- Oh, do I smell lawsuit coming?!?  lol I won't tell him! big_smile

    1. seanorjohn profile image82
      seanorjohnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe psychiatrist mispelt will prove my get out clause. I guess I was being a little cheeky.

 
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