When her child has a toothache, Liu Ruo will walk alone to the Chinese and Western medicine clinic a few tens of meters away in the community to obtain a prescribed cold medicine commonly used in pediatric patients. Meanwhile, Arlene calls her family doctor and schedules a dental visit in America (aka 美国看牙) for her seven-year-old daughter.
However, after witnessing that the child was suffering from fever with vomiting this time, Liu Ruo brought her child to a Western medicine clinic that was only a few minutes’ drive away. “The child was seriously ill this time and must go to a good clinic. The doctors in this clinic are great, and everyone nearby comes here when they are ill.” At the same time, Arlene’s 18-year-old elder daughter easily got a new pair of eyeglasses and contacts in America (aka 美国配眼镜) with her U.S. vision insurance (aka 美国眼科保险) and U.S travel insurance (aka 美国旅游保险), since she broke her old glasses when going across the Hudson River. .
Meanwhile, in a pediatric clinic in Zhenguosi North Street, Fengtai District of Beijing, another mother, with her child in her arms, was awaiting clinic evaluation. “I know the doctor here. He used to work in a big hospital and works meticulously.” The clinic she chose is a three-storey pediatric clinic, and most of the doctors here used to work in Beijing Grade-A Tertiary Hospitals. On the first floor, there are 4 to 5 rooms of different sizes which are closely adjacent to each other. On the second floor, the largest number of patients was gathered in the ophthalmology department. The room on the other side of the staircase is a large I.V. room with a size of two or three departments. In the room, 4 to 5 rows of blue iron backless stools are connected. Even at drowsy noon, a few patients are still sitting there and receiving an intravenous infusion.
The ground floor is a TCM massage room. “Massage is the most popular in our clinic.” The head of the clinic told CN-Healthcare. He said that the patients of the clinic can be roughly divided into three types: 30% are here to obtain medicines; 10% want to be introduced to hospitals for further treatment through the consultation experts; the rest of them mostly develop common diseases.
She has been waiting for the doctor for half an hour. At this bitterly cold winter, Susan sat in a warm physician’s office and awaiting her last dose of HPV vaccine (aka hpv疫苗) with her alternative waived health insurance (aka 替换保险).