I thought of making an attempt to understand how I am as a doctor and my mindset when I approach my patients as well as other aspects of life.
Let us start with my negative side first
- I am not a die hard professional ready to work 24/7/365
- I take a break from my OPD on Sundays.
- I tell you the truth and only truth about your health and not what you might like to hear
- I do get irritated when someone asks me question again and again when I have already explained it in great detail.I can't mask my face and you can very easily make out when I am irritated.you might then consider me rude.
- I don't prefer to attend phone calls while in OPD,operating and conducting a delivery and if you call I request you to 'text' me please.
- If you are a VIP used to special attention I might not be the correct doctor for you as I don't practice to boost anyone's ego.
- If I am over busy and I think I can be an unsafe doctor I may refuse to take your case.
- I don't believe in marketing gimmiks like discounted fees etc and neither do I like people who complain about my fees(there aren't many who complain though)
- I don't pamper my patients .
- I work hard between Monday to saturday in my OPD and OT
- I am available for an emergency booked under me 24/7/365
- I give you plenty of time when you come for routine consultation to me.Give you lots of evidence based medicine and I am in no rush to get you out of my OPD.
- You are assured of a quality health care whether you are a commoner or a celebrity.
- I follow evidence based protocols and am confident and clear when I am treating you.
- I would not prescribe you any single investigation without an explainable reason and won't send you to any specified Lab /Radiologist unless you ask for one.
- While I don't pamper you ,I am well behaved and I treat you in a textbook manner.
In nutshell if you are a sensible person who is used to respect others and get respect in return most probably I am the doctor for you.If you like to be pampered then I am not the best choice.If you like a doctor who chats to you over mobile I am not the person.But if you are savvy enough to text me or mail me you will find yourself in continous touch with me.
I have tried to give an honest feedback of mine for all those people who keep on posting in various Forums to know the kind of person and doctor I am.