When Dr Rao mentioned my name,amidst ' hot'discussions , I am a bit surprised . Then it occurred to my nindthat iti's just one of those toutine referrals to a skin specialist ,as the theme involves " saving (one's) SKIN " ! I am yet to see , a 'coin with one side ' - "Do you.. ?" . ' A simpleton lady visited once a govt hospital and was mistakenly marked for ENT OPD. The foc, with his head gear light on , straightawy asked her to open her mouth, utter some sounds , as he thrusted differrent mirrors into her mouth , scribbled ' a presription' and said ( impationtly) NEXT !. The bewildered lady , had this surmise to make... "How advanced is the science !" " The doc diagnosed (!) a complint ' down below ' by looking ' up above' !. Sounds as exaggeration ? To me too.... .Yet the feeling is that there is ' lurking truth ' somewhere 'down the story lane.' My driver once told that when he went to take an appointment from an orthopedecian known to him regarding back ache of his wife , he was asked to bring her along with an MRI scan done' ! Worse still is that he complied with when the doc decared ' nothing wrong with her back' and prescribed rest for want ofwhich only she got the ache.! ' Were we not treating ailments ere the CTs and MRIs '@ made in roads into owr daily practice ?' Where did the clinical skills tought so laboriously go ? Honestly how many busy doctors spend time to arrive at atleast DD for an ailment? CTs And MRIs made docs ' lazy' ! I am not talking of the honest participents here- I am talking about those whom every ne of us surely have enough to show an accusing finger at. It must not however be forgotten that ' when u point one finger against somebody, the rest of the fingers are pointing towards u.! Why consumer act has come into force ? Is it not growing awreness of ' consumerism' ? Initially, the docs thought that it is ' others' who indulge in malpractices. Their dreams were belied when despite ' hue and crys' docs were brought uder the act ' ispite of their noble profession ' ! .... But why.. ? " The black sheep" amogest ourselves.! " Don't like it.. ? But 'the proof of pudding is in eating.' There r so many laws around, do they scare us ?. Nay.. ' because we are ' honest citizens ' !. Then why fear this law' if u 'continue to be honest'. I know ur prompt answer- ' The growing litigants and vandalism anong pts.' . " Honesty should be not only there , " but it should appear to be there " !. Do we care to discusfreelyte pros and cons of the suspected diseasewith the pts? Do weconvince ' the absolute necessity ' of a costly investigation and their written consent b 4 the same ? " A convinced and consented pt never complains. ". U may argue that it it is only ' half truth '. There is a remedy still which we don't care to follow ' despite the big talk we make about it. It is good documentation and full justification on paper b 4 any procedure or investigation is done. If u say all does this , ' it is the biggest lie on the earth '. See busy docs papers. They never write full observations made them not to put a probable diagnosis. ' They r conscious of their reputation which prevents them from making any ' commitment to a provisional diagnosis'...or is it because they r not sure of themselves..? Or are they callous not to do what lesser docs do ?. Good documentation, full justification, frank apraisal of the situation to the pts, taking pts into confidence, using our best discretion b 4 rushing to costly and avoidable investigafions, why should we ' cry wolf ' at the consumer law ? Ponder over this and u r sure to come out of the ' phantom fears ' about the consumer law. This is a fact known to all but ' the problem is that we refuse to see the resaon ' out of ' fright and flight reaction ' to an imaginary disaster , ' that could be averted even if it happens at all. " Don't like the post ? No problem... ' It is to my liking. '.
I agree with dr s shinde Ethics. Standards ..principles all change their values with change of time..the value of 1000 rupees 10-15 yr back is now equivalent to 100 rupees now..previously getting TLC dlc and urine was sufficient.. But now with change of time it has become standard to get tested hep b hep c hiv Even today pt z expectation of standards is diff from rmp.mbbs..pg..dm.doctors So ethics principles change face value with society..time..persons So today ordering elaborate testing is no wrong
Violence against doctors and healthcare providers in India has been on the rise in recent years. Doctors, nurses and paramedics are today putting their lives at risk in the course of duty because they are susceptible to verbal and physical assault from patients and their relatives
Ethics have been changed now a days due to consumer protection act. As per medical ethics are concerned remotely indicated investigations are not at all justifiable... but society and CPA compells us to fallow the changed ethics.... Very unfortunate!!!!
If people claim 1 crore compensation howcome a doctor will give. It may be like his lifetime savings. I play safe. For other i dont know
For the sake of saving one's own skin one should not forget our medical ethics which we are supposed to uphold.
Defensive medicine will oblong term will be a costly affair on the parts of the society.
I fully agree with Dr S Shinde
Dr shinde sir U r 100% right Today's pt deserve no symphthy..u befool them they will praise u......u advise them out of ethics..they will think it ur less hold on subject
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PLEASE SOLVE THE CASE case of PCOD and HYPOTHYROIDISM A] A 22 yers female,blood group-B+ve,wt = 45kg K/C/O= PCOD and HYPOTHYROIDISM B] investigation CBC URINE RUITINE BLOOD SUGAR SIRRUM BILIRUBIN HIV 1 AND HIV 2 HEPATITIS B (HBSAG RAPID) VDRL THYROID TEST USG(Ultra sonogrphy) And anomaly scan C] C/C/O : - Pt. having complaints of nousea ,vomiting ,and headache. All day pt. have a throbbing pain in the head,and trembling pain in the hands and the legs. Hands and legs numbness. Vertigo++ , Loss of sleep since 2 months. Swaeting of calf muscle cramp at night. Pain in neck both side up to the shoulder with bachech. Burning in the abdomen. Pt.cross legs during sleep. Loss of appetite, with nousea Pt. having aphoenea[difficulty in breathing ] at night. Since 2 month, Abdominal pain at night continus type CONCOMITANT SYMTOMS Coryza.cold. tonsillitis, E] P/H/O = Typhoid 10 months befofre Rat bite at 7th class. F] F/H/O=- Father – expired Mother – normal She is having 1 brother but he is expired She is having 6 sister. And she last i.e.7 no. G] P/G= Habit- 2cup tea Diet –veg Aversion to milk [due to milk she is having nausea] Curd,soure,sweat,milk taking this she has nausea then abd pain Appetite-low, after eating nausea and vertigo Desire to spicy++ chilly Haed =smeiling of hair+ Frontal headach, pressure in headach, haviness in haedach . EYE=burning in eyes EAR= due wearing a aurnament itching in the auricular lob and infection on that site of ear Nose =coryza ,periodicaly sneezing at morning 2 to 3 times Mouth =normal odour Toungue= flabby centrally yellow ,cracks horizontal, Red moist both side of imprint of teeth Thirt = thirstless Gums =swaeling Taste = bitter test Throat =pain in throat due to tonsillitis, At the time of food bolous swallowing difficulty, and water or drink easily . Pt. having continus sputum present in mouth. And spiting . Chest= difficulty in breathing , and stiching pain in the sternum Stomach= normal Abdomen= soft Bladder= burning micturition , offencive smell . she tells us to go urination again and again.[barbar jaana padta hai] Bowels = normal. FEMALE=Menstrual history 1] at the 10th std she starts menarche 2] duration of cycle 28 days 3] colour of discharge is broun red 4] smell is offencive 5] abdominal pain before ,during ,after, =menstruation. During menses weakness,she cant do any work [kuch bhi karne ko dil nahi karta] Vertigo, irritable. SEXUAL SYMPTOM Painful coition ,during coition buring pain in vagina, During coition abdominal pain,difficulty in breathing Hot flushesh through it ,offencive smell at in vagina,. After this burning in micturition with offencive smell Perspiration = On forehead ,neck,back.with cold sweating, Profuse perspiration. SLEEP= Disturbed sleep Unrefreshing sleep Position back ,better in back Covering + DREAMS= Fright ful ,falling in water and then dancing in water, During sleep jurking and she is weakups, Frightfull about about self death MIND= Edu-bcs 3rd yer Occu-collage and house wife Marital status =married FAMILY Joint family Financial condition –sound About study -10th -65% ,12th -75% Nature –mild ,but desire to be alone Close to mothere++, husband Fear of stage corrage , timid In study studius Occasunaly angry ,irritable Ambition =job setalment Supretion of anger by going to quite place and sitting A/F= Anxiety –health –disease –job THERMALS: summer winter Bathing cold luckwarm Fanning req/fast not req Covering no.req thick(2) Open air desire Required sweter in winterDr. Rajesh Wadode2 Likes20 Answers
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