Professional Patient

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Who is this Button for?

Amateur doctors who believe that much can be accomplished with the help of a friendly pharmacist.

Those who choose to eschew medical doctors and consult Dr Google and WebMD.

People extracting the absolute maximum value from their medical insurance.

Sufferers of Münchhausen Syndrome.[1]

Provocative Suggestions

Surf the internet daily to stay abreast of the latest research on your various ailments.

Never take medical advice without getting a second and preferably third opinion.

Quotations

Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose.

(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)


The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.

(Sir William Osler, the 'Father of Modern Medicine')


The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

(Voltaire)

Something to consider

Sensible use of the medical profession as well as belief in the innate ability of your body to heal itself in many situations.

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Notes

  1. 1 A rare psychiatric condition characterised by the search for medical care for feigned illnesses that tend to present with dramatic symptoms. Patients often seek admission to a large number of hospitals at which they readily accept the need for invasive investigations and willingly undergo unnecessary medical interventions including surgery. Correct management is early diagnosis and appropriate psychiatric treatment. (This disorder is named after Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Mnchhausen (1720-1797). His fictionalised life ‘adventures’ became popular books that were eventually made into movies. He did not however, suffer personally from Münchhausen Syndrome.