Tuesday, October 27
Doctor’s Diary…….story -1
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Doctor’s Diary…….story -1

Private practice………my first encounter with reality   It was January 2003 when I left Bareilly to join Meerwati Nursing Home , Dadri ,a small town near Delhi .  As a paediatrician it was  my first independent assignment . Having  completed post graduation in paediatrics from one of the best medical college of Mumbai and the experience of working in a reputed paediatric unit of Baraeilly behind me ,  there was no dearth of confidence , but the nervousness of dwelling into uncertain domain of private practice was at times visible on my face , the kind of reputation  that Dadri had especially regarding the criminal backgrounds of its indwellers , only escalated this nervousness . The  220 km  drive ,with my wife and six month old son, looked never ending . We entered Dadri past a...
Second Opinion

Sugar Effect

shishirJune 17, 2014health It shouldn’t have come as a surprising and definitely not a shocking revelation to me , that my blood sugar levels were way above the normal values , considering the kind of sedentary lifestyle I was leading and also the strong family history of diabetes that I inherited , but still I continued to stare at that green and white formatted piece of paper carrying those dreaded numbers as if the sheer power of disbelief would bring them down . This of course was not to happen as the facts of reality were more solidly grounded than my hopeful anticipation and I was declared diabetic after the abnormally high glycoselated hemoglobin . The next couple of days were depressing , my life has just been robbed of its sweetness . I couldn’t eat any of the sweets I was s...
Second Opinion

Vaccines ….its about setting our priorities right

shishirJuly 17, 2014 It was about the closing time of my consulting , I was about to pack off , the day’s work , when my receptionist called on the intercom to inform that there was patient who wants to show his three year old daughter , running high fever , but he looks poor and doesn’t seem to have money to pay your fees , she added in a soft ,concerning voice . I think you should see she requested . She has already offered her part of the charity and it was my turn to continue the favour . Only difference was that , hers was free charity . I asked her to send him in . A few minutes later, a thin lean man , with stammering gait , entered into my consultation chamber . His attire was labour class and was holding a girl around three years on his shoulder. He carried a strong odour of...