'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
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I can say that after the disappearance of the family doctor or the house visit doctors , the quickness of getting medical attention has become delayed. Earlier for any health problem the doctor visits the patient's residence.
As he would have already known about the patient's general condition, he is able to give immediate relief and then advising for taking to a better facility if needed. This is now gone. For anything and everything one has to go to a hospital. The distance factor, the conveyance and convenience and other needed arrangements cause delay. In the hospital also there may be other patients and his one has to wait.
Disappearance of family doctor system has caused to the escalation of medical costs and many other issues. We need more and more doctors, and more doctors to have individual practice rather than work at hospitals. Hospitals should remain only as referral centres.
As a doctor will be well known on line of area like cardio. So in case a toddler gets in with some affection, that primary doctor would have not come across and he might treat in a way as he treats for adults. In times like these, child specialists comes into picture. They would have seen many like these, and they could have hand in solution and they even in sometimes suggest the parents that its normal for kids at these age/time(climate).
For a pregnant lady , if our family doctor is male. Definitely they will feel little uncomfortable to tell whatever they feel on their body. And even the doctor cant relate to the situation. Hence, I strongly believe having a Family doctor for now is not gone work . Moreover now medical profession has become a corporate business , where they wanted to achieve the targets and achieve there earnings per year. (Apo***, Gl**** hospitals).
Time saving in the sense that if the doctor is of individual practice, then for sure there wont be any specialized devices for scanning and other things. So on referral we need to run to other big places and get scanned and in case other costly equipment's also. So if in emergency this will cause a mess to the patient. I believe that was the main reason Family doctor concept has been vanished.
Some times peace is better than being Right!!!
The greatest wealth in this world is mental peace and good health.