The epidemic of the "I Know All" expert | Mikhail (Doctor Mike) Varshavski | TEDxMonteCarlo

It is said that the more you learn, the less you know. However according to Mikhail Varshavski, also known as the social media star “Doctor Mike”, we have too …


  1. He is so correct…. We always misjudge self aware doctors as fools. I have seen many high paid "l know all" doctors who ridiculously drive a business instead of giving real treatment. Instead there are many less known doctors who truly cares about the patients & don't just supply random medicines. And also true doctors subtly rely on natural treatment cause they know much more about health and diseases and are aware of the reaction of chemical medicines. They want the good for us but we sadly can't see it.

  2. I feel enlightened. Was not aware this was a thing. Thank you to the publishers, as well as Dr. Mike for this video. Being an aspiring scientist, this has opened a new way of thinking for me. Quite intriguing.

  3. I love Dr. Mike but unfortunately the general patient reading level is at 8th grade or lower. Some people do not have the capacity for analytical thinking. They rely on experts to guide them, which can be a dangerous thing.

  4. I've had doctors suggest tests or x-rays for unnecessary things and catch them in it. "Why would I need an x-ray of my chest?" his response "to check to see if you have an enlarged heart which may be causing your chest pain." My response "I've already had an echocardiogram that confirmed my heart is normal and healthy. The problem is I will randomly experience tachycardia. My chest pain is from the increased heart rate." He looked guilty as if he knew that the x-ray was unnecessary and said "oh ok." Forty minutes later he comes back and says "the tachycardia is from your high dosages in medication. You should get them lowered." Even though I had been taking them for 6 years and have had no issues with my heart. All other cardiologists have told me "I don't know why it speeds up like that but you can use certain techniques to stop it and if the symptoms are bothersome, you can come to the ER." I responded "do you think stress could be a factor?" He said in response "it could be possible but there could be multiple factors and we don't know for sure. What I usually tell my patients at you age in your situation is that you are young with a strong healthy heart. If you were 70 years old, I would be concerned. I don't want to put you on medication. I try to avoid that as much as I can. What I tell my patients which seems to help is to do your best to eat at regular times, eat enough food, avoid caffeine, sleep at least 8 hours consistently every night, stay hydrated, and try to get exercise. I know what its like to be studying a lot and not having time to eat or stay hydrated. I was a med student at one point. Try your best to incorporate those things." I think this is a really great response.

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