In most parts of the world even without a well established public healthcare system such as India, a doctor is someone who attempts to treat illnesses in people, fix injuries, and give valuable advice. They seem gloomy, and deppressive because they don't want to get your hopes up only to have you reinjured again(and they don't want to get sued for giving bad advice).

In North America however they are exactly what most people associate lawyers with; shameless salesmen who just want to rip someone off for money.

This is very capitalist, and one can hardly blame the doctor if every doctor in the country is doing it, but really they are not even helping themselves like this.

Fun facts: Inability to pay medical bills are the cause of 80% of bankruptcies in America.

GP visits in America usually cost upwards of $250, while in places like Australia which has roughly similar $ value, and the UK which has a much higher $ value, GP visits only cost $75 tops, usually including medicine costs.
"I went in for a stomach ache and a flu, they told me to speak to the available surgeon, he wanted to give me a colonoscopy, which was not only completely unecessary, but would have cost me nearly $2000.

I told him I would have to check with my insurance company, and left."

You see Doctors in America are worse than lawyers these days.
by CocoabutterNapalm April 29, 2011
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Someone who puts up with an ever more impatient public demanding quick fixes for innocuous conditions while facing scrutiny from those who judge service, cost-accountability, and adherence to legal definitions of medicine.
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by diluted April 12, 2005
A Doctor is someone who goes to school for up to 16 years after they graduate high school, only to lose their job and liscense on their first day because some family filed a malpractice lawsuit because he couldn't save their doomed-in-the-first-place family member.
Jon went to school until he was 32 to become a Doctor, but on his first day when he failed to save his patient who had a failing liver and could not have been saved anyway, the family filed a malpractice lawsuit against him and he lost his job, liscense to practice, 16 years of his life, and several hundred thousand dollars in school tuition fees. Isn't the American Legal System great?
by MMM_TAIYAKI March 02, 2007
An alien with two hearts, resembling a human, who travels through time and space with various gorgeous companions that can't resist him because he's just so awesome. Battles evil aliens all over the universe and saves countless lives, civilizations, and planets.
I know someone who can help, he's called the Doctor.
by puny human July 10, 2008
Doctor Who?
"I'm The Doctor",,
"Doctor Who?!"

by Srhktx September 16, 2009
The man who will save the Earth.
"The Doctor is the world's only hope."
by Whovian November 17, 2012
Someone who has spent 11-16 years of training after high school and over hundreds of thousands of dollars to become certified as a doctor.
Because of medical malpractice lawsuits, medicare, medicaid doctors salaries are declining.
by Geoffrey March 15, 2005
a total screaming genius, but humble and a little bit sexy.
man: how did you do that?
woman: is their a word for total screaming genius, that sounds humble and a little bit sexy?
Man: Doctor, you can call me Doctor.
woman: I see what you did there.
by Giant Whovian May 05, 2013
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