How Is Your Relationship With Your Doctor?

As some of you might know, I am a medical doctor. And I absolutely LOVE what I do.

I, like many motivated young doctors, have huge dreams on my heart.

Dreams of who and what I want to change in Health Care. Dreams of making a difference in my patient’s lives. I am filled with passionate ideas of what I want to specialise in and how and what areas I want to practice in the future.

I read books on systems I want to create, and lives I want to touch.

But all of that seems rather benign if it is not what people want. If it is not something that you, the general public think they need. What, my beloveds, is going to make a lasting impact to your life?

So as a young, doctor, anxious to change the world of health and make a difference I need your help. What, my beloved tribe, what is your relationship like with your Doctor like?

  • What do you like about your doctor?
  • What would you like to change about your relationship with your doctor?
  • What is something about the system of health care that isn’t working for you that you would like to change?

I would love to know your thoughts or any examples of interactions you have with your doctor. Be it good. Or perhaps bad.

Your feedback and experience is deeply valued and I would love to hear your thoughts and stories.

You are deeply loved and richly cherished.

Dr Christine Greenwood

Reign in life

Wink : My absolute pet hate is when people ask me as a doctor if I am going to specialise or if I am going to be ‘just a GP.’

IT IS NOT JUST A GP people! General Practice is a specialty in itself!  It involves a hard training program and is actually the hardest specialty of all because you have to know about EVERYTHING, as opposed to becoming an expert in a smaller more specialised part of medicine. Eg orthopaedics is bones, a neurologist is a brain physician, a cardiologist, heart doctor. In General Practice you have to treat everything and know a little about all things. Most specialist will agree that it is the hardest and at times most exhaustive specialty of them all.

Wink Now that you have read the above. NEVER ask me that question. I WILL bite your head off! Guaranteed. I feel very protective about the GPs, they work harder than you can ever imagine and have an incredibly hard job.

P.S. The art of embracing humble beginnings.

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