Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In Sickness & In Health

I am a good doctor. I give my patients enough time to understand their complaints. When I feel my skills fall short, I readily refer them to a specialist. 

I am a good doctor. I give it my all to counsel my patients when they feel the world & their health is against them. I try hard to to get to the root cause of their complaints; even if it means I must dig myself a hole. 

I am a good doctor. I do not ask why they made a particular mistake; nor do I make them feel guilty about their present state. I am not their mother. I merely help & heal, that is what I am here for. 

I am a good doctor. I wake up at odd hours in the night for any complaint, ranging from life-threatening heart attacks to an itching finger. I do not discriminate against complaints.  I am like Sauron from Lord of the Rings, I see everyone & everything.

I am a good doctor. I do not complain about my workload to my patients, they have enough worries as it is. But when I'm in the middle of a 200+ clinic, without much help, at my wit's end with so many patients, and someone comes in to just say they're feeling "healthy & alright" after their meds... I am not a good doctor. I'd like to refer them to Surgery instead

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha, refer them to Surgery! Yeah, that's what Sauron would do, too. :D But honestly, if one had a nice thriving private practice and somebody actually came in to say they were feeling healthy and alright, it would be fun to charge them for one's time anyway.