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A superb read..........
on 28 March 2013
and very funny in places too.
I love the way Dr. Moody has changed peoples names......hence his Partner is known as Dr. Bodie Aiken, the Practice Manager is known as Mrs. Mona Lotte, a couple who can't wait to see him are known as Mr. and Mrs. Pryor Booking and Phyliss Glass is the local Publican. There are too many in the book to list here but there are some even more funnier ones.
This book takes me back to when I remember my G.P., wearing an old tweed coat with patches of leather on the elbows and peering at me myopically over the top of his half moon glasses. There seemed to be more time and compassion in those days when you saw your Doctor. Now you are lucky if you can even see your own Doctor unless you decide you are going to be ill two weeks in advance.
As he says in his book, his time is now taken up more and more with filling in forms, meeting targets and general paperwork.
In some ways it would be good to go back to the old ways but as medical advances see to be made daily perhaps it really isn't.
Ten minutes for a Consultation is not enough..........how can you diagnose someone in that paltry amount of time?
The book is full of anecdotes as Dr. Moody goes through his working day some will make you laugh an some will make you sad but such is the life of a G.P.
I'd recommend this highly whilst snuggled up nice and warm on the settee.