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/profile/92-dextrum/?do=hovercard” data-mentionid=”92″ href=”<___base_url___>/profile/92-dextrum/” rel=””>>@Dextrum Not too long ago i had gallstones, and was rushed to Hua Shan Hospital. It was weekend, and late at night, and for this reason, i could only get help at the Chinese department.

It was, as to be expected, packed and after a long wait i got to see a doctor, who was not patient at all and told me to do MRI and blood exam.

They told me to wait one hour for the result, which i reply i couldn’t because i was experiencing acute pain. He said there was nothing he could do. I then decided to transfer myself to Parkway, which i knew was going to be much more expensive, but when you feel your life is in danger, money is the last thing you think about.

As i was rushing out of Hua Shan, i got my blood report, which i brought with me to Parkway.

When i got there, the doctors reviewed the blood exam from Hua Shan Hospital, which said i was perfectly fine. I knew i wasn’t, because i was in serious pain. Later reports stated “patient pain, grade 10/10”. Gallstones are no joke.

Anyways, they told me i was having gallstones, and since this is can be a very annoying and painful chronic condition, i was suggested to remove my gallbladder, which is a very common surgery.

I was treated very well, and the doctors seemed to be professional.

The point i am trying to make is, i have had bad experiences in Chinese hospitals before, and only go to International Hospitals when is something serious, since my insurance policy has a big deductible. Chinese hospitals sometimes may have better doctors, i can’t argue with that because i dont know. However, they are often crowded, many of these doctors have no manners and they often prescribe you expensive medicines because they get commission on it.

Sad but true.

If you have a good insurance that covers any hospital, i recommend Parkway “worldlink” and United Family. I might need to do some research, but i heard bad things about Ruijin Hospital and Hua Shan is a big No No for a lot of people.

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