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How to Keep Your Doctor Happy: Top Tips for Perfect Patients by [Larkin, John]
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This is bedside teaching done by a stand-up comic... It is full of personality. --British Medical Journal of Cynical Acumen

About the Author

John Larkin grew up in Lanarkshire before studying medicine in Glasgow where he continues to work as a consultant physician. Publications include 101 Top Tips in Medicine (Radcliffe, 2010), and his award-winning quirky textbook Cynical Acumen (Radcliffe, 2006) which went some way towards achieving its goal of alienating the medical establishment. With How to Keep Your Doctor Happy he plans to repeat the feat for the general population.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 447 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Sandstone Press; 1 edition (18 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ZRMGQK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #313,581 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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John Larkin has written a short, hilarious guide about how best to approach your doctor. He should know; he has been practising for long enough! If he ever decides to retire he might turn his hand to stand up comedy. Read his book and learn what annoys these gurus who hold our lives in their hands. Learn about cardiologists, gastroenterologists, ologists of all kinds. The book is embellished with drawings by the talented Victoria Fifield and is a delight to read. It has its rightful place at every bedside and in every pocket and handbag in the doctor's waiting room. The only problem is: you might die laughing! Trick or Treatment?: Alternative Medicine on Trial The Patient Paradox: Why Sexed Up Medicine is Bad for Your Health Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients
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A real down to earth book of every day lie for a Dr. It had me in stitches. I also saw alot of myself portrayed. I hope that I have learned alot and that next time I visit my Dr I will put it into practice!!
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From start to finish this book 'spoke down' to the reader. It gives no good ideas as to how to ask a question of a consultant who tells you and will not answer any questions. It tells you how to keep the doctor happy by not asking things or going in with more than one problem and puts all the onus on us. Not worth the read.
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Really enjoyed this book. Wonderfully insulting generalisations about medical types, (e.g physicians v surgeons). As well as perceptive observations about the doctor/patient relationship. Particularly enjoyed (and squirmed at) the evasive answers patients give in response to straightforward questions, such as: "How much do you drink?", "Oh, I only drink at weekends...".

What wasn't quite so impressive was the Kindle version of this book. The paragraph spacing was erratic, as were the headers. In many cases the quotation marks had not converted correctly and two or three syllable words were frequently broken up, making it hard - and confusing - to scan. I'm assuming this is all due to the conversion method used. It's certainly not the first time my Kindle reading pleasure has been compromised by mistakes of this kind.

I would definitely recommend this book, but would suggest you opt for the non-digital format.
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