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Self-care when the doctor is the patient

It is well known that doctors generally make terrible patients. We self-diagnose, self-treat, delay getting help from an appropriately trained person who is not us, and when we do,...
Photo of pears by Marco Secchi for article by Dr Jane Barker on When things go pear-shaped – Self-care when the doctor is the patient

When things go pear shaped – Self-care when the doctor is...

Among the many urban myths about Medicine is the one that says doctors don’t get sick – we even believe it ourselves, we are infallible, we treat illness, we...

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