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Walking in Patients' Shoes

COVID-19: a patient’s concerns

At the end of January, I published an article titled “Wuhan novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV): understanding the panic & overcoming it“. When it was published, we were in the early stages of the development of what we have come to know as the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, the number of positive cases…

Irresponsible patients

Roughly two weeks ago, a video of a doctor losing his cool at a government health clinic in Rasah, Negeri Sembilan went viral. The short clip showed a doctor shouting at the patient who was recording the video, asking her to either wait outside the consultation room or leave the…

Doctors DO NOT make the worst patients

There is no other stereotypical view of doctors that I refuse to subscribe to quite like the old adage that doctors make the worst patients. I don’t believe that it is necessarily true or that any doctor who becomes a patient should find any comfort or pride in it. If…

Multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary?

I was at the outpatient clinic again last week, meeting another doctor for the first time in search for better explanations for my diagnosis and perhaps better care plans. The visit and the doctor turned out to be better than what I expected, in fact, it went well above and…

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