Monthly Archives: August 2015

So much to learn, so much to do- An experience.

This was sometime around 2010-2011. We used to give regular home visits to a family in suburban North-Kerala. The patient- lets call him Mr XYZ Ali- about 55, had a heart attack while working in Saudi about a year ago. … Continue reading

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Prescribing “generic” drugs: A bitter, tricky pill in real-world practice.

I learnt by burning my fingers. I had prescribed non-proprietary (generic– as we say) names of medicines as far as possible in my initial four years of practice. From my humble point of view, as a practicing Physician, there are … Continue reading

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Thanks, KSRTC, for sparing a few lives daily.

I would like to place on record my immense thanks to a KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) bus driver. I don’t know who, but he gifted me a new lease of life yesterday. I was driving on my side … Continue reading

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Thanks to the internet and self-treatment, today’s good ol’ family doctor has a more crucial role than ever!

A middle aged, middle class, slightly worried-looking couple walked in last month. The man had taken a general health check-up “package” and wanted to discuss the results with a doctor. Both of them were highly educated and worked in the … Continue reading

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AYUSH weds “Allo”pathy: You are invited.

A match made in heaven, isn’t it! *** Time: Mid 2005. I was in medical internship Place: In a very rural part of India. *** Instead of cramming disgustingly non-nonsensical MCQs for post-grad entrance exams, I wanted to learn a … Continue reading

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