Why don’t you consult Dr.X, he is a very good doctor, suggested my friend when I wanted to know who her family doctor was.
What is your definition of a good doctor? I said.
Well, someone who patiently listens to your complaint, tries to go into the root cause by asking questions /getting clarifications and prescribes minimum medication, she said.
You forgot to add something very important, I said..
What’s that? She asked raising her eyebrow.
A good doctor also wishes to know if the patient is allergic to any medicine and how the person reacts to it, I explained citing instances.
That’s understood, I guess, she said.
It ‘s not always the case, I told her.
Then who is a good doctor according to you? She threw back the question at me.
A good doctor is one who possesses medical acumen and is able to arrive at the right diagnosis from the symptoms and prescribe treatment accordingly and vary rarely you come across such a doctor, which again depends on your luck, I said stressing on the last word.