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'''Kowalski:''' Dentist!!? [Runs away screaming].\\


* ''Manga/{{Imadoki}}'': Tanpopo is terrified of going to the hospital and refuses to go, preferring to rely on her Chinese medicine at home because [[spoiler:she and her mother were taken to the hospital after the car accident, and her mother died there later.]] Even when her LoveInterest Koki finds her sick in the rain, he takes her to her home and [[/UndressingTheUnconscious undresses and dries her]] himself, since she hates going to the hospital that much.

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* ''Manga/{{Imadoki}}'': Tanpopo is terrified of going to the hospital and refuses to go, preferring to rely on her Chinese medicine at home because [[spoiler:she and her mother were taken to the hospital after the car accident, and her mother died there later.]] Even when her LoveInterest Koki finds her sick in the rain, he takes her to her home and [[/UndressingTheUnconscious [[UndressingTheUnconscious undresses and dries her]] himself, since she hates going to the hospital that much.


* ''Manga/{{Imadoki}}'': Tanpopo is terrified of going to the hospital and refuses to go, preferring to rely on her Chinese medicine at home because [[spoiler:she and her mother were taken to the hospital after the car accident, and her mother died there later.]] Even when her LoveInterest Koki finds her sick in the rain, he takes her to her home and [[UndressingTheUnconcious undresses and dries her]] himself, since she hates going to the hospital that much.

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* ''Manga/{{Imadoki}}'': Tanpopo is terrified of going to the hospital and refuses to go, preferring to rely on her Chinese medicine at home because [[spoiler:she and her mother were taken to the hospital after the car accident, and her mother died there later.]] Even when her LoveInterest Koki finds her sick in the rain, he takes her to her home and [[UndressingTheUnconcious [[/UndressingTheUnconscious undresses and dries her]] himself, since she hates going to the hospital that much.


* ''Manga/{{Imadoki}}'': Tanpopo is terrified of going to the hospital and refuses to go, preferring to rely on her Chinese medicine at home because [[spoiler:she and her mother were taken to the hospital after the car accident, and her mother died there later.]] Even when her LoveInterest Koki finds her sick in the rain, he takes her to her home and [[UndressingTheUnconcious undresses and dries her]] himself, since she hates going to the hospital that much.
* The trope is named by Natsu Tanimoto from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. In his past, his father married a female doctor who promised to tend to his sister's sickness. After the doctor murdered his father, Natsu discovered that she [the doctor] never bothered tending to her, sprouting a seed for distrust in the boy.



* The trope is named by Natsu Tanimoto from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. In his past, his father married a female doctor who promised to tend to his sister's sickness. After the doctor murdered his father, Natsu discovered that she [the doctor] never bothered tending to her, sprouting a seed for distrust in the boy.



* In the Literature/{{Discworld}}, veteran postman Tulliver Groat has a lifelong fear of doctors - understandable, given what prior to Dr Mossy Lawn was their general quality and outlook. He therefore self-medicates and has done for seventy years. Which causes consternation when he is injured in a fire and a really good doctor has to tend to his injuries. To get to the wounds, they have to fight through seventy years' accretions of goose-grease, newspaper, saltpetre, sulphur and charcoal. These latter three healing ingedients are a ''real'' problem.

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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}}, veteran postman Tulliver Groat has a lifelong fear of doctors - understandable, given what prior to Dr Mossy Lawn was their general quality and outlook. He therefore self-medicates and has done for seventy years. Which causes consternation when he is injured in a fire and a really good doctor has to tend to his injuries. To get to the wounds, they have to fight through seventy years' accretions of goose-grease, newspaper, saltpetre, sulphur and charcoal. These latter three healing ingedients ingredients are a ''real'' problem.



* ''Series/CallTheMidwife'': Meg & Mave Carter, of 2x03. And it isn't just doctors they hate; nurses, midwives, medical orderlies bearing gifts... all personae non gratae. They'd much rather have tarot cards and a 17th century herbalist than any of your new-fangled nonsense. ([[SarcasmMode Strangely enough]], they change their minds after [[spoiler:Mave has twins, a post-partum haemorrhage and a near-death experience and only survives thanks to modern medicine]].)

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* ''Series/CallTheMidwife'': Meg & Mave Carter, of 2x03. And it isn't just doctors they hate; nurses, midwives, medical orderlies bearing gifts... all personae non gratae. They'd much rather have tarot cards and a 17th century 17th-century herbalist than any of your new-fangled nonsense. ([[SarcasmMode Strangely enough]], they change their minds after [[spoiler:Mave has twins, a post-partum haemorrhage and a near-death experience and only survives thanks to modern medicine]].)



* In the ''WebVideo/{{Fred}}'' video "Fred Goes to the Doctor", Fred reveals he's scared of doctors. After getting back from the physical, he rants about how they pricked his finger ''right when they got there'', they made him urinate in a cup, and that they gave him a chicken pox shot, which there had to be poison in. Then he learns out that maybe it wasn't ''that'' bad.

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* In the ''WebVideo/{{Fred}}'' video "Fred Goes to the Doctor", Fred reveals he's scared of doctors. After getting back from the physical, he rants about how they pricked his finger ''right when they got there'', they made him urinate in a cup, and that they gave him a chicken pox chickenpox shot, which there had to be poison in. Then he learns out that maybe it wasn't ''that'' bad.



-->'''Kowalski:''' The point is, fear of medical professionals is completely unwarranted. Yes, the benefits to one's health and personal well being are much too important...
-->'''Alice:''' Looks like you penguins are due for a visit to the dentist.
-->'''Kowalski:''' The dentist? ''[screams and runs away]''
-->'''Private:''' But... [[FridgeLogic we don't]] [[OnlySaneMan have]] [[ArtisticLicenseBiology teeth.]]

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-->'''Kowalski:''' The point is, fear of medical professionals is completely unwarranted. Yes, the benefits to one's health and personal well being are much too important...
-->'''Alice:'''
important...\\
'''Alice:'''
Looks like you penguins are due for a visit to the dentist.
-->'''Kowalski:''' The dentist? ''[screams and runs away]''
-->'''Private:'''
dentist.\\
'''Private:'''
But... [[FridgeLogic we don't]] [[OnlySaneMan have]] [[ArtisticLicenseBiology teeth.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode [[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E15SleepyTimeSuds "Suds"]], Patrick tells [=SpongeBob=] that the doctor's is a horrible place to go. While [=SpongeBob=] believed him, he asked if Patrick could be his doctor, but that didn't help cure the suds. As Sandy took [=SpongeBob=] to the real doctor for the sponge treatment, he realizes that it isn't such a bad place after all and was given a lollipop. Proven wrong by this, Patrick asks for the sponge treatment, but he was proven right as the treatment didn't turned out to be so well.
** In "The Check-Up", Mr. Krabs is revealed to be afraid of doctors and refuses to take his annual physical at the Krusty Krab. [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward are then forced to give him a physical exam without him knowing.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode [[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E15SleepyTimeSuds "Suds"]], Patrick tells [=SpongeBob=] that the doctor's is a horrible place to go. While [=SpongeBob=] believed him, he asked if Patrick could be his doctor, but that didn't help cure the suds. As Sandy took [=SpongeBob=] to the real doctor for the sponge treatment, he realizes that it isn't such a bad place after all and was given a lollipop. Proven wrong by this, Patrick asks for the sponge treatment, but he was proven right as the treatment didn't turned turn out to be so well.
** In "The Check-Up", "[[Recap/SpongeBobSquarePantsS11E2SpotReturnsTheCheckUp The Check-Up]]", Mr. Krabs is revealed to be afraid of doctors and refuses to take his annual physical at the Krusty Krab. [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward are then forced to give him a physical exam without him knowing.



* Maria Menounous, the Entertainment Weekly journalist, is afraid of doctors after she was molested by one when she was a kid.

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* Maria Menounous, Creator/MariaMenounos, the Entertainment Weekly journalist, is afraid of doctors after she was molested by one when she was a kid.

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*''Fanfic/OneMoreTimeOneMoreChance'' extends Ryuuko's FearOfNeedles to this trope, due to some kind of experiences she's had in the past and the narration says she's always hated hospitals because of them.


* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': In one plot sequence (originally a Kickstarter/print bonus story), lead character Gary is reduced to a quivering heap by the prospect of a blood test; he turns out to be very, very AfraidOfNeedles. In fact, [[spoiler:he faints at the moment the hypodermic goes in, and the rest of the story is AllJustADream]].

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* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': In one plot sequence (originally a Kickstarter/print bonus story), lead character Gary is reduced to a quivering heap by the prospect of a blood test; he turns out to be very, very AfraidOfNeedles. In fact, [[spoiler:he faints at the moment the hypodermic goes in, and the rest of the story is AllJustADream]]. Somewhat ironically, perhaps, he later ends up dating a nurse.


* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': In one plot sequence (originally a Kickstarter/print bonus story), lead character Gary is reduced to a quivering heap by the prospect of a blood test; he turns out to have a terror of needles. In fact, [[spoiler:he faints at the moment the hypodermic goes in, and the rest of the story is AllJustADream]].

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* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': In one plot sequence (originally a Kickstarter/print bonus story), lead character Gary is reduced to a quivering heap by the prospect of a blood test; he turns out to have a terror of needles.be very, very AfraidOfNeedles. In fact, [[spoiler:he faints at the moment the hypodermic goes in, and the rest of the story is AllJustADream]].

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[[caption-width-right:290:You can't talk a man out of an irrational phobia.]]


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* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': In one plot sequence (originally a Kickstarter/print bonus story), lead character Gary is reduced to a quivering heap by the prospect of a blood test; he turns out to have a terror of needles. In fact, [[spoiler:he faints at the moment the hypodermic goes in, and the rest of the story is AllJustADream]].


* Muskie and Vincent Van Gopher are hired by the local dentist to retrieve WesternAnimation/DeputyDawg for his annual checkup. DD is scared witless of the dentist so Muskie and Vince earn their money in getting him there.

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* Muskie and Vincent Van Gopher are hired by the local dentist to retrieve WesternAnimation/DeputyDawg [[WesternAnimation/TheDeputyDawgShow Deputy Dawg]] for his annual checkup. DD is scared witless of the dentist so Muskie and Vince earn their money in getting him there.

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* Muskie and Vincent Van Gopher are hired by the local dentist to retrieve WesternAnimation/DeputyDawg for his annual checkup. DD is scared witless of the dentist so Muskie and Vince earn their money in getting him there.


* A question posited to the celebrity couples on ''Series/Tattletales'' in 1974 was "Which of you is braver at facing the dentist?" Dick Gautier said he was a professed crybaby when it comes to the dentist so his wife Barbara Stuart was braver. They matched. The other couples didn't fare as well.

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* A question posited to the celebrity couples on ''Series/Tattletales'' ''Series/{{Tattletales}}'' in 1974 was "Which of you is braver at facing the dentist?" Dick Gautier said he was a professed crybaby when it comes to the dentist so his wife Barbara Stuart was braver. They matched. The other couples didn't fare as well.

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* Series/PunkyBrewster is stricken with appendicitis in the episode "Ouch." She's not so much afraid of doctors or hospital as she is being operated on.
* A question posited to the celebrity couples on ''Series/Tattletales'' in 1974 was "Which of you is braver at facing the dentist?" Dick Gautier said he was a professed crybaby when it comes to the dentist so his wife Barbara Stuart was braver. They matched. The other couples didn't fare as well.
-->'''Julie London''': I have born five children, and I would rather bear five more than go to the dentist.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': In the Norway segment of the DistantPrologue, Aksel wants his grandmother to stay with him during the worst of an epidemic in part because she's afraid of hospitals and hence won't go to one on her own if she gets sick. According to Aksel, it's because "she thinks they'll give her cancer".


Such characters left to their own devices may resort to SelfSurgery.

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Such characters left to their own devices may resort to SelfSurgery. Animal characters may exhibit this response to ''veterinarians'', particularly if AnimalsFearNeutering or being ReleasedToElsewhere via euthanasia.

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