THE UK’S BESTSELLING EBOOK OF 2011.
Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.
A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80-year-old man who can't remember why he's come to see the doctor. A woman with a common cold demanding (but not receiving) antibiotics. A man with a sore knee. A young woman who has been trying to conceive for a while but now finds herself pregnant and isn't sure she wants to go through with it. A 7-year-old boy with 'tummy aches' that don't really exist.
These are his patients.
Confessions of a GP is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor. Funny and moving in equal measure it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles.
‘An original book written by a real GP, which will make you laugh out loud and ponder over serious matters, all at the same time. Hilarious and touching.’
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About the author
Dr Benjamin Daniels is a GP. That is about as much as we can reveal about him.
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Insightful and funny!
Really relate to the stories if you work in healthcare
Wildly Entertaining and Insightful
Downloaded on a whim. Glad I did. As a physician practicing in the US I found Dr. Daniels' description of practicing medicine in England surprisingly similar to what it's like currently in the US with more government control and incentives to check boxes to meet quotas and avoid penalties or to be rewarded for making the mark. But persons not practicing will be sure to get a laugh in nearly every chapter and at the same time give them insight into the mindset of their physician and what it's like to be a practice. I loved the book. Kudos to Dr. Daniels for writing a winner!
Depressing view of life as a doctor!
I am a practicing pediatrician and often find the life that we physicians lead to be surreal. We work long hours, are paid well for our time and really do have the opportunity to help our fellow man. On the other hand, the author of this book fails to help most of the time or settles with the fact that he just isn't going to be able to help in a way he considers real help. I couldn't finish the book without taking an antidepressant. Please don't read this and think this is the life we doctors lead in the US or Europe.