Category Archives: Anything medicine, other than Family Medicine

What do Doctors have to do with “doctored” videos and photos?

It is usually agreed that the origin of the word “doctor” lies in old English or French- meaning a “learned person” or a “respected teacher”. Gradually, healers- those considered among the most learned and of much use to society, began … Continue reading

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“Young doctors today have no value”, feel senior doctors. “Why did it happen?” A young doctor dares a reply.

As a youngster, may I dare to defend the doctors of my generation. *** Quote: “You go to a doctor who is in his 70s or 80s, and you will find that his approach to seeing a patient and a … 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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The clue to the Present, and key to the Future, lay in foraging through his Past.

Time: Sometime during my rural training for Family Medicine, sometime around Feb-2010 I’m posted in a rural health centre as a part of my post graduate training, where I’m undergoing training in the nuances of primary health care and communication … Continue reading

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