Category Archives: All in a Day’s Work

The Companion who was on his phone

As I invited a little girl clutching onto her mom into her room, they were followed closely behind by ?patient’s dad or her mom’s partner. He was on his phone, loudly yacking away. I was irritated, but chose to ignore … Continue reading

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MC writer?

Friday the 26th May 2017 – half past 10pm. A patient walked in declaring he needs mc for yesterday and today. He was coughing. After my yada yada trying to take history which he wasn’t cooperating with, I told him … Continue reading

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The one with that patronizing relative

Sometimes you are just too exhausted to tell them off, knowing fully well it is going to create another angry-patient-shouting-at-me day if I decided to exercise my authority in chasing out that relo from my consult room, so I can proceed … Continue reading

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The patient who heard the name wrong…

This is a true story that happened on March 22nd. Been toooooo busy with work this whole week, leaving the clinic close to midnight (while we officially close at 11pm) 3 out of 5 days. Been meaning to share this on … Continue reading

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A Personal Question

At the end of a consult, a patient went like “By the way doctor, just one thing. May I ask a personal question?” Me         : Yes? Sure (thinking she meant something personal to her!) Patient : Where … Continue reading

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On Being Googled…

A patient who brought me a bottle of pure home-made honey-lemon concoction in November 2015 for a chronic irritating cough that I had then (that seems to be an annual/more frequent occurence hmmm – I had a similar episode for most … Continue reading

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