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My patient threw a crumpled prescription at me.

My patient threw a crumpled prescription at me.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I never thought embarrassment and humiliation happened here in Saudi Arabia, or could be as demeaning as this one incident during my 12 years of experience as a doctor.  It happened during one of my tours of duty about 4 months ago in the emergency room with a male patient. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has 2 days, Thursday and Friday, as a week end off from work. Most of the company … Read entire article »

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Please, break my hand doctor!

Please, break my hand doctor!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   It was a quiet afternoon, when there were only few patients visiting the emergency room where I was assigned. Another patient came in with a recognizable brown envelope with an x-ray film in it. He wanted to speak to me in private, so I asked my sister, the assisting nurse on duty, to leave for a while. I assumed he was going to tell me about some confidential illness or medical symptoms. … Read entire article »

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Cars and Saudi Youth

Cars and Saudi Youth

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A friend recounted a recent encounter with some young Saudi Nationals who tried to stop their car and prevent them from leaving. It was broad daylight and some youth stood directly in front of the car and another climbed to the roof of the car and shaking the car from side to side. This happened while some elderly Saudi nationals looked on laughing, clearly having fun at their expense. My friend and … Read entire article »

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How I obtained my driver’s license in the Kingdom

How I obtained my driver’s license in the Kingdom

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Having a driver’s license in Saudi Arabia is an absolute must before you can drive a car. Let me now share with you my experience and how I obtained it in the hopes that you might get something out of it. Before anything else, you will be exempt from driving school if you have a driver’s license in your country of origin; just be sure you have the original license with you … Read entire article »

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Why Is There So Much Hate Inside Us?

Why Is There So Much Hate Inside Us?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); by: Abdullah Al-Mutairi • Al-Watan In the shop next to my house, there is a home delivery service which is run by an Indian. He is a good man, hardworking and devoted to his job. I talk to him whenever he delivers something to my house and he talks to me about the time he spent working in Abu Dhabi and of his dream to live in London. Last week I asked him … Read entire article »

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Stop Crying or I’ll Cry Too!

Stop Crying or I’ll Cry Too!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I nearly cried this morning when one of my male patients bursted into tears in front of me. I saw him only yesterday and for some reason he was back again this time with a new complaint.  Because I needed an interpreter in order to know his complaint, it was possible i missed something in the history. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); However as I pay particular attention … Read entire article »

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Hospital not giving salary for 5 months.

Hospital not giving salary for 5 months.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Filipino doctors and nurses working in one of the hospitals in Jubail KSA are now despairing because salary have not yet been given for the past three months. This is also true for Doctors of other nationalities who have no salary for 4-5 months. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Employees of the said hospital are complaining of poor management. In one year not even one staff meeting had … Read entire article »

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Tell somebody to do something about the sun

Tell somebody to do something about the sun

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Many patients come into the clinic complaining of headache and dizziness because of the extreme heat & expect of cure. I heard a sister (nurse) say, “tell somebody to do something about the sun”. Good luck to that. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); … Read entire article »

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OFW(s) ruling the Kingdom…!!

OFW(s) ruling the Kingdom…!!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Philippine is the 12th largest population with total of 92 million people scattered in 7107 islands in Western Pacific Ocean. The skills, commitment and hard work of its citizens are highly respected as overseas migrant workers around the world. OFW is Overseas Filipino Worker; this term was first introduced under Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos ACT of 1995 to protect the rights of million Filipinos … Read entire article »

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Please check me properly.

Please check me properly.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A Pakistani patient came in for urinary frequency for 5 days. I was taken aback when he told me to “please check me properly”. Instead of getting angry I felt pity for this patient. His experience with doctors in the past may not have been satisfactory. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); … Read entire article »

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Location and Size of the Kingdom

Location and Size of the Kingdom

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia comprises about four-fifths of the Arabian Peninsula, a land mass constituting a distinct geographical entity, bordered on the west by the Red Sea, on the south by the Indian Ocean and on the east by the Arabian Gulf. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Kingdom itself, which occupies approximately 2,250,000 square kilometers (868,730 square … Read entire article »

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