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Of “strong” and “weak” medicines, “heavy” and “light” doses

Of “strong” and “weak” medicines, “heavy” and “light” doses

“Doctor, the previous doctor has given me a very strong medicine for diabetes. I don’t want to take it, I want another opinion”- demanded a grumpy, overweight, middle-aged patient. “Why do you feel so?” “Previously, another doctor had given me a medicine called Glimepiride, 1 mg. I had tiredness when I took it, so I...
Using the internet for patient education

Using the internet for patient education

I am an evangelist for patient education and I think the internet is a great resource for patients, because it allows them to learn more about their problem and their treatment options . I encourage patients to make the most of the fact that there is a wealth of information available online. While a lot...
Preventive Health Checks: Just because you could, doesn’t mean you should

Preventive Health Checks: Just because you could, doesn’t mean you should

“Just because you could, doesn’t mean you should” was a “mantra” given to me by one of my family medicine teachers and I have come to appreciate its wisdom over years. Over the last decade as a practicing clinician, I have come to realize the limitations of modern medicine, started seeing patients as people with different goals...
Guest Column: Why I like teaching patients

Guest Column: Why I like teaching patients

  All doctors are teachers and in fact, the word doctor itself is derived from the word docere , which means to teach . One of the key responsibilities of a doctor is to teach his patients -  both about his illness ; as well as how to remain healthy ! It breaks my heart...