Doctors

Do you believe in your doctor?

I do.

Sometimes.

They give you prescriptions that heals but also harm your liver.

They are like court judge who gives life sentences. Two months or three months to live – really?

They are like your mother who slaps you with a consequences for your action. Do this or die!

They can be Simon Cowell on your nurses. Hard headed and arrogant but always right.

They love Britney Spears because most of the time they are ‘toxic’.

They care for their patient though sometimes impatient.

They are also human like you and me.

Some doctors are good and others no need to mention.

In my healing journey, I have encountered doctors who are are like Cielito ‘Mahal’ Del Mundo of Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko foundation – they don’t charge a single dime.

They love their patient and treat them like a family.

They are concern about your welfare.

They also believe in miracles.

Doktor

My doctor’s prescription. They know what’s best. (Photo credit to the owner.)

Here is my A Dose of Ramedy today:

Consult your doctor. Don’t be afraid to ask. Respect them. Share the whole story. They are not fortune tellers. Help them to help your self.

They have an oath to uphold.

This timeless oath embody a lot of the rules of medical ethics. From patient confidentiality to the doctrine of primum non nocere, physicians for centuries have looked upon these oath to guide their daily practice of medicine.

The Hippocratic Oath
(Fifth century, B.C.)

I swear by Apollo the physician, by Aesculapius, and Health, and All-heal, and all the gods and goddesses, that according to my ability and my judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation–to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this Art, if they wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others.

I will follow that system or regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.

I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion.

With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art. I will not cut persons labouring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further, from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves

Whatever, in connection with my professional service, or not in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.

While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the Art, respected by all men, in all times. But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot.

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