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My patient threw a crumpled prescription at me.

My patient threw a crumpled prescription at me.

I never thought embarrassment and humiliation happened here in Saudi Arabia, or could be as demeaning as this one incident during my 12 years of experience as a doctor.  It happened during one of my tours of duty about 4 months ago in the emergency room with a male patient. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has 2 days, Thursday and Friday, as a week end off from work. Most of the company has only Friday as … Read entire article »

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Stop Crying or I’ll Cry Too!

Stop Crying or I’ll Cry Too!

I nearly cried this morning when one of my male patients bursted into tears in front of me. I saw him only yesterday and for some reason he was back again this time with a new complaint.  Because I needed an interpreter in order to know his complaint, it was possible i missed something in the history. However as I pay particular attention to extracting a good history, I was somewhat exasperated when what he complained … Read entire article »

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