former USSR has a lot of extremely competent doctors

Just for information; The former USSR has a lot of extremely  competent doctors but with little or no equipment.--Just in case someone needs something and can not afford it in the USA. Besides the ultra sound which is about $3.00 the diagnoses and analysis is not paid for at all. Sometimes you can give a tip and sometimes they get  angry if you try to pay for anything. The medicine they prescribe are usually pennies. {The doctors were Soviet trained, but the general high standards continue in the training of doctors and STEM. Nothing was so valuable in the USSR as expertise, in spite of the propaganda about the proletariat.]