Confessions of a GP by Dr Benjamin Daniels
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 560 KB
Print Length: 336 pages
Publisher: The Friday Project (5 Aug 2010)
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Benjamin Daniels is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled and, quite frequently, very funny. He is also a GP. These are his confessions.
A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80-year-old man who can't remember why he's come to see the doctor. A woman with a common cold demanding (but not receiving) antibiotics. A man with a sore knee. A young woman who has been trying to conceive for a while but now finds herself pregnant and isn't sure she wants to go through with it. A 7-year-old boy with 'tummy aches' that don't really exist.
These are his patients.
Confessions of a GP is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor. Funny and moving in equal measure it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles.
It all started with an excerp i downloaded onto my Kindle which is unusual for me for some reason i do not really like reading excerps (don't ask why, i have no reason for the dislike), on this occasion i had just got my kindle and i was looking for books to read on it and i downloaded the excerp just to see what it was like on my Kindle really, before i knew it i had read the whole thing and it made me laugh so i had to buy the whole book which was only a couple of pounds so definitely worth it.
This book is written by a GP who writes about his experiences and patients while working as a GP, it gives you a good insight to a GP's day to day life and their experiences, he also gives his opinion about the whole NHS system and how it all works, you will be very surprised what actually goes on. The book is broken up into stories of Dr Daniels patients or stories involving himself, with the book constructed this way it makes the book an easy read because you can pick up and put down the book when you feel like it, i actually started this book then in between read The Ice Cream Girls then finished of this book, without batting an eyelid.
I really enjoyed the sense of humour of this book i love a good laugh and i like to know the ins and outs of things so this was right up my ally, my favourite story if you do get round to reading this book was the one about his patient called Gary it was so funny i nearly burst out laughing on the train.
If you are looking for an easy read that will make you laugh i recommend this to you.