This site is written by and for doctors, but it does not assume to provide personal medical advice. The opinions expressed are our own personal opinions, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of our colleagues.
We encourage all doctors to stop relying on self-diagnosis and self-treatment, and to take the time to seek the services of a trusted GP, building a relationship with them when you are well, rather than having to seek one out for the first time when you are really ill.
The value of this relationship cannot be overestimated, and can support us in so many ways.
If you are having problems, physically, mentally or emotionally, please get help from a trusted colleague … we are not designed to live this life alone, and as doctors, we face particular problems that require particular care.