Clinical Notes

  The readers of my blog have asked me to write more about my work, rather than my walks. As always, I have altered the details to preserve patient confidentiality. There are few things more dramatic than a patient being brought to the clinic in a state of collapse. The relatives flap around anxiously. The… Continue reading Clinical Notes

Medically Unexplained Symptoms

What do doctors do when their patients’ pattern of symptoms don’t appear in medical textbooks? The top ten complaints of patients to primary care physicians in UK include “tired all the time”, dizzy spells, headache and non-specific abdominal pain. When I was working as a family doctor in Leicester, I could not make an accurate… Continue reading Medically Unexplained Symptoms