Author Archives: drbijayraj
Another short lesson for all starting their practice/ learning: Yesterday, a patient’s husband was constantly answering his phone while his wife was consulting me. His phone and nonchalant loud conversations were a constant disturbance and he pretended not to listen … Continue reading
Hospitals, specially private institutes, see two major advantages in having DNB trainees: 1. Assured workers for three years at lower costs, without the conditions of employer-employee contracts or special privileges. 2. Academic interests keep most of the senior doctors updated … Continue reading
During PG admission times, online fora buzz with a lot of anti-Family Medicine chatter. Most of the negative chatter is by people with anonymous names and profiles. There is a strong suspicion that these are people who scored low ranks … Continue reading
There are times when I LOVE discussions with self-proclaimed VIP patients! *** Background: The typpikkyyal Mallu VIP (pronounced ‘Vyee-iyy-pee’) is a boisterous, oversized, middle-aged male. He insists on smilingly referring to himself ‘small and humble’- something he will remind you … Continue reading
Ads promising a “Family Medicine career in a corporate chain of clinics” will blow you off your feet. But read this before you leap.
Some corporate chains have been exploiting young family medicine (FM) specialists in the name of FM. They show little interest in your family medicine, once that contract is signed. *** Dear all, a word of caution / alert: Please take … Continue reading
It happens routinely in 100% literate God’s own country. Maybe, even more so. *** A healthy-looking lady walked in to the clinic. “Doctor, I’m feeling much better” (She was in a near-crippling state 1-2 months ago). “I want to stop … Continue reading