Seen the movie first the book was
a bit disappointing This is the story that inspired the William Hurt movie The Doctor Neither stands bit disappointing This is the story that inspired the William Hurt movie The Doctor Neither stands in my memory as something extraordinary but both convey the idea effectively enough A competent doctor begins developing mysterious symptoms The colleague he consults fails to diagnose his problem correctly #And It Gets Worse Much #it gets worse Much another physician finally identifies the problem and it s urgent but is so cold and disrespectful that he cannot bear to be a patient And here s the point despite his fear and dismay at being on the other side of the bed he slowly recognizes that this is the ind of doctor he has been throughout his career He had never considered what the experience of coming to see him was like for people who needed help He comes to this humbling realization late in life but I respect him for reaching it at last and for trying to make amends A refreshingly honest look at illness and healthcare through the eyes of a doctor diagnosed with cancer I read this book a long time ago and still reread it from time to time The concept of medical
professional exploring his profession from the point of view of the patient is interesting and exploring his profession from the point of view of the patient is interesting and relevant no matter when the book was written The movie is better great book nevertheless Anyone in pursuingin the medical field should deff read it. Nd becomes a patient himselfParade Magazine.
Edward E. Rosenbaum ¼ 5 Free readOss the book recently Great book even though it is nothing like the movie After reading this I feel that EVERY doctor in America should be reuired to read this book as they come into the medical profession Or we can only hope that many of them do become patients and REALLY see their illness through a patients eyes like Dr Rosenbaum did and come away the better doctor for it I was sad to find out that we just lost this wonderful doctor earlier this year A reflective piece that humbles the soul and reminds us all that doctors are people too The
"Premise Was Good But He Discussed A "was good but he discussed a of medical statistics that I would presume have changed in the almost 30 years it has been since this was published He also talks about what it s really like to be a patientBut still received a lot of special privileges and his real biggest complaints seemed to be waiting as much as a half hour one time and 5 or 10 minutes on other occasions and having to fill out paperwork Maybe this was the biggest issue when this was written but I have waited 9 months for a specialist to get an appointment and regularly wait 2 3 hours or for certain specialist appointments from my appointment time He wouldn t now
What To Do Ifto do if had to deal with the medical field now as a patient I like the way the movie was done to show of the difficulties a patient deals with Having. Ctor Crosses To Ctor crosses to other side of the table Mostly enjoyable because the is from Portland From the 80 s an MD is diagnosed with cancer and learns that the patient s view is different than the MD s Nothing very stunning and inda hard to believe that it took him this long to learn to see things from the patient s views But easy to read and I ept on because it was set in Portland and I like reading medical stories Without drilling the concept into his audience Dr Rosenbaum succinctly paints a picture of the indignities he suffers as a patient while describing the practicalities of things that he never thought twice about while practicing as a physician With pearls typical of a teaching physician mix of hubris and humbleness and anecdotes of times he was right and times he was wrong Dr Rosenbaum has written a book from which many may benefit from his experience Similar yet not
the same Wit with Emma Thompson Dr Alexander Eben s Proofsame Wit with Emma Thompson Dr Alexander Eben s Proof Heaven Ultimately there are so many lessons to learn from patients even when we think we ve reached the end of our scientific ropes during their workup I thought I was going to donate this book as I have been many lately but will now be eeping it Should be reuired reading for anyone who wants to practise medicine Written by a doctor s experience of being a patient The movie The Doctor is one of my favorite movies so I was so glad to come acr. A graphic account of what it's like when a do.