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This review is from: Doctor, Doctor: Incredible True Tales From a GP's Surgery (Kindle Edition)
Rosemary Leonard writes in a very readable style in this fascinating book. I find it interesting to read about how doctors see their patients and there is something to be gained from the patient's point of view in reading all of these books.
Doctors don't always get it right and the author is the first to admit she has made mistakes. Patients don't always listen to good advice - such as `Josh' the asthma patient. Others don't actually say what they want to discuss with the doctor because of embarrassment or ignorance.
Some of the cases related here are frightening and others are funny as well as worrying. Patients sometimes think they know better than the doctor and others are just downright rude and aggressive. Cultural and religious beliefs could obstruct medical treatment and may work to the patient's detriment.
What comes over to me from this and other similar books is that doctors do care about the welfare of their patients but that any consultation is a two way process. The internet may have given patients access to much more information but that doesn't mean they know all the answers.