This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

The things they say

Comment

When I started out last century I had a weekly elderly heartsink with unfathomable symptoms for which nothing worked and every investigation was normal. Feeling a failure I told him that I could no longer see the wood for the trees so he would be better off consulting with another GP in the practice with a fresh perspective. With tears in his eyes he left, and registered elsewhere. His daughter called me to say he was devastated that the only person who seemed to care (and actually listened) had turned his back on him. A sobering experience.

Posted date

18 May 2018

Posted time

10:17am

required
required
required