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BBC Breakfast's Dr Rosemary Leonard shares a collection of incredible true tales from her twenty years as a south London GP.'Hello, this is the emergency services. Do you require fire, police or ambulance?' asked the female switchboard operator with brisk professionalism. I thought fast. 'I actually need all three,' I answered .It's not every day that a home visit turns ouBBC Breakfast's Dr Rosemary Leonard shares a collection of incredible true tales from her twenty years as a south London GP.'Hello, this is the emergency services. Do you require fire, police or ambulance?' asked the female switchboard operator with brisk professionalism. I thought fast. 'I actually need all three,' I answered .It's not every day that a home visit turns out to be an eco-protestor with appendicitis stuck up a tree. But as Dr Rosemary shares in this book, it's all part of a day's work for a south London GP. From an octogenarian nymphomaniac to a teenager in labour with a baby she didn't know about, when Dr Rosemary opens her surgery door she doesn't know who's going to walk in......

Title : Doctor, Doctor: Incredible True Tales From A GP's Surgery
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ISBN : 9780755362066
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Doctor, Doctor: Incredible True Tales From A GP's Surgery Reviews

  • April
    2019-01-18 13:04

    This was a quick read -- after finishing David Dosa's book about Oscar the cat, I decided that I wanted to read some more stories from practitioners in the medical field, since goodness knows that I've read my fair share of psychology/psychiatry books! I randomly picked this one up on Amazon for my Kindle, and enjoyed it thoroughly.Dr. Rosemary tells her stories in a light-hearted, down-to-earth fashion. Any medical words, diagnoses, or abbreviations are explained so the stories are accessible to non-medical readers as well as those in the medical profession. None of her stories are overly gory or give too many details, and while all are somewhat incredible, they are still believable.Definitely worth having purchased this. :) I think I'm going to look for her other book, Doctor's Notes, to see if it is as good as this one was.

  • Ellesse
    2018-12-27 18:05

    When going to the visit a doctor everyone is different, some people go and get straight to the point, others dance around what they are really there for. Doctor, Doctor gives us an insight into the diverse range of people our GP’s see every day, we are also treated to some of the more unusual cases Dr Rosemary has faced during her time as a GP in London. While we do see a small part of Rosemary’s career in the media is it defiantly not the main theme in the book, we get to understand how she began writing for newspapers then progressed to working on the television successfully balancing being a single mother and her career as a working GP and broadcaster with the help of a male nanny for her two boys. We read about two challenging incidents which could have changed Dr Rosemary’s career, one being a shocking hostage situation during a home visit and the other a complaint to the medical board from a patient who was faking an injury. Another interesting factor we get to see is the level of education some community have regarding their own health. A chapter discussing the MMR vaccine was intriguing to read, we are shown the direct effect of not having a child vaccinated in the case of young Flora. The herd effect is explained and how it does not work if the majority of people do not have a vaccine, while the chapter is by no means a lecture to get children vaccinated, it is a stark reminder of the possible consequences a badly researched medical paper can have on the general population. The book shows people need to take responsibility for themselves and their health especially in recent times when the NHS is struggling for funding. While the tales in the book were fascinating I was left wanting more, I’m glad I already have the next one on hand to read!

  • kay cartwright
    2018-12-29 10:57

    Great readI enjoyed this book immensely, in fact I would have liked it to be longer . well written,funny and a great insight into the daily rigours of a Doctor.

  • Marina Vaskovskaya
    2019-01-01 19:06

    The author writing style makes it sound too fictional.

  • Judy
    2018-12-28 19:05

    This one had me laughing out loud and reading parts aloud to friends. I found the book on a book exchange shelf at a resort hotel, passed it along to friends, and ordered a copy for myself.

  • Damaskcat
    2018-12-24 18:57

    Rosemary Leonard writes in a very readable style in this fascinating book. I find it interesting to read about how doctors see their patients and there is something to be gained from the patient’s point of view in reading all of these books. Doctors don’t always get it right and the author is the first to admit she has made mistakes. Patients don’t always listen to good advice – such as ‘Josh’ the asthma patient. Others don’t actually say what they want to discuss with the doctor because of embarrassment or ignorance.Some of the cases related here are frightening and others are funny as well as worrying. Patients sometimes think they know better than the doctor and others are just downright rude and aggressive. Cultural and religious beliefs could obstruct medical treatment and may work to the patient’s detriment.What comes over to me from this and other similar books is that doctors do care about the welfare of their patients but that any consultation is a two way process. The internet may have given patients access to much more information but that doesn’t mean they know all the answers.

  • Lena
    2019-01-20 14:54

    A highly insightful book into the life of a GP, and one which I found hilarious to read, practically envisioning myself working at the practice. The setting to me has a serious old school vibe, perhaps it would have been good to have a time period for each of the cases, just to note around when it took place. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book, and will be moving onto the sequel right now!

  • Danderma
    2019-01-12 16:43

    I've enjoyed this very real and often hilarious account of cases faced by Dr. Rosemary Leonard's GP's surgery! The only downside is that it finished too quickly, I wanted more! I hope there is a second book :) highly recommended!

  • Lucy
    2019-01-11 13:07

    I really enjoyed it. I couldn't put it down, it's funny and interesting. Definitely worth a read.

  • Sahar
    2019-01-07 13:47

    Easy to follow, offers a few laughs and cries.

  • Ally
    2018-12-27 10:56

    Easy read, informative in parts, but an injection of humour wouldn't have gone amiss.

  • Chantelle (aka the Blogmonstar)
    2019-01-09 13:54

    Good. Review to come.