Doctors as Patients: VIP syndrome

One of the nightmares for medical units across the world is to have a doctor as a patient. Everything has to be extra-careful in the discussion, tests, planning and implementation. Each thing is checked and double-checked.

I know that I am a terrible patient. I do not quite remember completing a full course of antibiotics or doing the things recommended to me.

The problem is that for some strange reason (?Murphy’s law), when we are extra-careful; things go extra wrong. Some people term it the “VIP syndrome”.

– taken from my older blog

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Rohit Joshi

I am a doctor who helps people deal with cancer with diagnosis and management of the illness (chemotherapy, biological agents, immunotherapy and hormonal agents).

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