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Dear Doctors, Don’t Get Bullied By Idiots. 

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

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DNB Family Medicine Training (2007- 2010): Some observations and Experiences (written in 2013)

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

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We “cost” little to you. But we deal in something priceless.

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

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(Satire) 2013: Govt Launches “One Doctor in Every Family” scheme.

Asanshol, 29th Feb 2013: In a move that stinks of genius, some politicians are coming up with a brilliant idea to tackle all medical-related issues plaguing the country: forcing open a Medical College in every district. Not to let go … Continue reading

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Satire: New Year Bonanza! Newspapers to be free in 2016, say “we mint enough from ads anyway”.

In a development that smacks of the impending good times, leading newspapers in the country have announced that readers won’t have to pay for them anymore. “Yes, its true”, revealed Mr Fulpej Adkar, Director (Marketing), The Achche Times of India. … Continue reading

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2015: A historic, exciting and truly memorable year for Family Medicine in India.

Source: 2015: A historic, exciting and truly memorable year for Family Medicine in India.

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