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    AudreysMom is offline Registered User
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    American board certified pediatrician

    Can someone recommend a good doctor trained and qualified in the USA or Canada? Thanks so much.
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    Whats wrong with Ozzies, Brits and Hongkies? *shrug*

    If you look at the lists here, you will find most (but not all) will be US trained and many of them qualified in the good ol US of A:
    http://hongkong.usconsulate.gov/acs_medical.html

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    Lauren Bramley has doctors who are US educated/ qualified who see children, although their specialist ped is actually UK qualified.

    ttp://www.laurenbramley.com/

    Dr. Richard Chiu is not US qualified, but he is very knowledgable about current pediatrics practice in the US, and follows the US vaccine schedules, using US products for our child and we have always found him to be very helpful.

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    Generally it's harder to become a doctor in the US than it is in the UK or HK. *Not only are the standards much higher, the quality of US post-graduate training is better. * Resources, facilities and training are better in the US than UK/HK. *

    In the US, doctors are be paid maybe 4+ times what they are paid in the UK once you are fully trained (although juniors are paid slightly better than in the US). *And*many medical school profs gloat about having done internships or experience in US hospitals. There is a certain reputation that goes with being American trained and perhaps its not fair but its just the way it works. *

    Also, from my personal experience, I have found that American doctors tend to be more careful, thorough and comprehensive... which I prefer. *I suspect this is in part due to the fact that most American doctors are *worried about getting sued (Americans are extremely litigious) and will therefore "cover" all bases, so to speak. *
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    AudreysMom, we had EXACTLY the same concerns as you did in finding a pediatrician for our daughter in HK. After checking out a few, we decided that we really liked, and more importantly trusted the medical judgment of, Dr. Chiu, although he is not a US licensed practicioner.

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    hilarious !

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    It is true. Check out the death statistics - USA is only 8.38 per 1000 people compared to UK's 9.33. Bet that's down to the doctors ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by elle View Post
    AudreysMom, we had EXACTLY the same concerns as you did in finding a pediatrician for our daughter in HK. After checking out a few, we decided that we really liked, and more importantly trusted the medical judgment of, Dr. Chiu, although he is not a US licensed practicioner.
    Not only is he not US licensed, he didnt have any part of his education in the US.

    For someone who had the exact same inferiority concerns about doctors from UK/HK, you've certainly made a strange choice in picking someone who has only been educated in HK and UK.

    I've no such concerns and would be happy to use Dr Chui's services as long as he was priced reasonably. He certainly has a fantastic reputation as well as an impressive resume of qualifications.

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