Random Thoughts

Thoughts while shaving

by J. Tierney

Remember the General Practice doctor? Whatever was wrong with you, he took care of it, even if it was “take two aspirin and call me in the morning”. He even came to the house and had your cure, no matter what was wrong, right there in his bag. Today, you have to drag yourself to the doctor’s office no matter how sick you are and you get sicker waiting and waiting in the “waiting” room.

When you FINALLY get your 10 minute limit to see your “Primary Care Doctor”, you are quickly referred to a specialist. A specialist for your “rash” now called PRP(Pityriasisrubra), a specialist for your”sore neck” now called TMJ(Temporomandibular), a specialist for your heart “murmur” now called Mitral Valve Pro-lapse-MVP, a specialist for your blury eyes, now called AMG-Age Related Macular Degeneration. You can be referred to several different specialists for the same body part, e.g.,for the eye: an Optician, an Optometrist, an Orthamologist, a Retinist, etc. Don’t you sometimes wish for the good old days, with a house call or
one-stop shopping at the doctor’s office???

December 6, 2013

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