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14th Apr '17 1:03:37 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]], who went to med school (or at least claims that he did), is trying to teach Kaeloo how to be a doctor. Most of his tips involve being rude and selfish.
-->'''Mr. Cat''': Make sure your patient can pay. You're not the Salvation Army.



* In fact, many older doctors (in fiction and real life) can come off as jerkish to modern people as they are trained to believe in the concept of "medical paternalism" (i.e. doctor knows best). They are generally much forceful in prescribing treatments, sometimes to the point of overulling the patient (a big no-no nowadays), and can actively go out of their way to deceive the patient if they feel it is for their own good. Dr. House, essentially, is what happens when the ultimate "old-school" doctor (treat the disease first, the patient be damned) starts practicing medicine in a modern (informed consent-based, i.e the physician must abide by the patient's wishes, even if it means the patient will die) environment.

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* In fact, many older doctors (in fiction and real life) can come off as jerkish to modern people as they are trained to believe in the concept of "medical paternalism" (i.e. doctor knows best). They are generally much forceful in prescribing treatments, sometimes to the point of overulling overruling the patient (a big no-no nowadays), and can actively go out of their way to deceive the patient if they feel it is for their own good. Dr. House, essentially, is what happens when the ultimate "old-school" doctor (treat the disease first, the patient be damned) starts practicing medicine in a modern (informed consent-based, i.e the physician must abide by the patient's wishes, even if it means the patient will die) environment.
10th Apr '17 9:58:41 AM nombretomado
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* Dr. Daisy Blake (one of Daphne's [[UncannyFamilyResemblance identical sisters]]) from ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' is ''very'' rude, stuck-up, and condescending.

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* Dr. Daisy Blake (one of Daphne's [[UncannyFamilyResemblance identical sisters]]) from ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' is ''very'' rude, stuck-up, and condescending.
1st Apr '17 5:01:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Dr. Lazarus in ''Film/{{Outland}}'' (1981) is a rare female example.

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* Dr. Lazarus in ''Film/{{Outland}}'' (1981) is a rare female example.JerkWithAHeartOfGold who is ultimately the only person who helps our hero.
14th Feb '17 4:27:36 AM Flame
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* The only doctor rider in ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', who does not fit any aspect of this trope is pediatrician [[NaiveNewcomer Hojo]] [[OnlySaneMan Emu]]/Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
** Surgeon [[TheAce Kagami]] [[TheComicallySerious Hiiro]]/Kamen Rider Brave is stoic, often unplesant and contemptuous, but wants to help people and mellows out a bit as time passes thanks to Emu.
** Radiologist [[BackAlleyDoctor Hanaya]] [[CombatPragmatist Taiga]]/Kamen Rider Snipe is a contestant for the most unpleasant rider in general, whose [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] tendencies are overshadowed only by the main antagonist and rarely has even basic concern for patients at all. He seems to mellow out a bit after being stuck with a MoralityPet, who happens to be even more unpleasant that he is.
6th Feb '17 7:14:05 PM missmoon
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* ''Series/DrKen'' is about a sitcom version of this trope and takes a significantly LighterAndSofter approach to exploring it.

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* ''Series/DrKen'' is about a sitcom version of this trope and takes a significantly LighterAndSofter approach to exploring it. One episode had him going to an sensitivity seminar and discovering that while he's still rather prickly, there were doctors who were even ''worse''.
19th Jan '17 12:44:29 AM 59Efra
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* ''Series/{{Pulsaciones}}'' At the beginning of the series, Álex Puga acts as a complete {{jerkass}} towards his hospital co-workers, badmouthing Gloria for not promoting him when he's on his way out to a prestigious clinic.
15th Dec '16 9:53:29 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Harte from the Irish film ''{{Film/Calvary Calvary}}''. His first reaction to seeing a woman who has recently attempted suicide (indicated by the bandages on her wrist) is to tell her, "Next time, cut deeper," like he's making a witty little joke. He also seems to think it's his duty to carry the banner of athiesm by posing [[CynicismCatalyst utterly brutal questions]] to Father James, expecting him to account at once for all the misery in the world, ''just'' to see the priest get riled up.

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* Harte from the Irish film ''{{Film/Calvary Calvary}}''. ''Film/{{Calvary}}''. His first reaction to seeing a woman who has recently attempted suicide (indicated by the bandages on her wrist) is to tell her, "Next time, cut deeper," like he's making make a witty little joke.joke about her poor method. He also seems to think it's his duty to carry the banner of athiesm by posing [[CynicismCatalyst utterly brutal questions]] to Father James, expecting him to account at once for all the misery in the world, ''just'' to see the priest get riled up.
2nd Dec '16 1:14:00 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Dr. Kaufmann in ''SilentHill''. Serving as a supplier for a drug dealing cult that [[spoiler:sacrifices children to their dark goddess]] probably puts him far enough across the MoralEventHorizon for him to [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate be quite a bit more evil than a typical Dr. Jerk.]] The Dr. Kaufmann in "Silent Hill: Shattered Memories" fits this trope much better. He's an abrasive, condescending, manipulative ''therapist'' who is nonetheless trying to help the patient.

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* Dr. Kaufmann in ''SilentHill''.''VideoGame/SilentHill1''. Serving as a supplier for a drug dealing cult that [[spoiler:sacrifices children to their dark goddess]] probably puts him far enough across the MoralEventHorizon for him to [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate be quite a bit more evil than a typical Dr. Jerk.]] The Dr. Kaufmann in "Silent Hill: Shattered Memories" ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' fits this trope much better. He's an abrasive, condescending, manipulative ''therapist'' who is nonetheless trying to help the patient.
25th Oct '16 7:32:59 AM VPhantom
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* Dr Allison Mann in ''YTheLastMan'' spends much of her time either belittling Yorick or threatening his pet monkey with dire fates. When they finally part ways Yorick's last request is to see her smile for the first time in four years ? Mann's response is to break down in tears of frustration instead. She angrily denies that love is anything but a biological reaction, but is clearly desperate for love herself [[spoiler:eventually finding it with Australian spy Rose Copen.]]

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* Dr Allison Mann in ''YTheLastMan'' ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' spends much of her time either belittling Yorick or threatening his pet monkey with dire fates. When they finally part ways Yorick's last request is to see her smile for the first time in four years ? Mann's response is to break down in tears of frustration instead. She angrily denies that love is anything but a biological reaction, but is clearly desperate for love herself [[spoiler:eventually finding it with Australian spy Rose Copen.]]
2nd Oct '16 7:47:05 PM nombretomado
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