Tuesday, March 24, 2009

lion among the lambs

today was my first day at nelamangala PHC.Here each intern is assigned a department on rotation basis and and i will be in medicine for the first 3 days...ur alone here and have to deal with the opd patients independently till 9-4pm[including prescriptions and the investigations].Today i have prescribed to about 70-100 patients including for myalgia,malaria,fungal infections and a bipolar disease[just re prescribed in this case]!!
u get to see all almost all types of patients here ranging from 1 yr old ones to 85 yrs old.Even the emotion displayed by them varies a lot from being friendly and grateful to the extent of even abusing u for the unknown reasons[like today one guy literally started scolding me for making his wife go around the hosp for the checkup]

Overall it as been a real learning experience.....14 more days to go!!
my first opd prescription slip!!!..:)....[diclo and omeprezole]

23 comments:

the stygian sailor said...

when you sit with the paediatrics guy, you will 'learn' lots :)

Pavi!!!! said...

ya as a doc..u may LOTS of praises! or LOTS of scoldings...got to be prepared eitherways i guess!

Mariposa said...

Wow, that's a lot of patients!

And, well not that it matters, but I'd like to think bipolar is a disorder not a disease...so, I'm curious what did you re-prescribed? Anti-anxiety?!

Glad to know you have helped so many people there...I am so proud of you!

brocasarea said...

@ s.s...lol...yeah my friend was telling tht[abt vaccination]!!

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brocasarea said...

@ pavi...yeah..2 sides of a coin!!:)

brocasarea said...

@ mariposa...lithium900mg and cpz100mg...ur right.its a mental disorder..thks for the correction:)

comfortably numb said...

so good to read u living what you have trained for...keep gng mate:)

Biju Mathews said...

Why do all the doctors have the same hand writing. Do they teach that at medical school. Ha Ha

Congrats on your first...!!

Emaan said...

u r now closer to your dream...live it to the fullest and make the most of it

the pink orchid said...

you are doing a good job buddy!!

so proud of ya.. :)

brocasarea said...

@ numb...thanks:))

brocasarea said...

@ B.M..lol...dont know:P

brocasarea said...

@ emaan..thanks buddy!!:)

brocasarea said...

@ the pink orchid...thank u..hope so:))

Arun Kumar said...

thats a lottta patients...congrats on ur first prescription...(sentimental ...eh??)
i hope i can be as confident as u are now....
whenever i come into proximity of a patient i just forget most of my medicine...dunno why that happens...but its not a good trait for a final yr guy...hope i ll improve..

Mariposa said...

Oh...lithium...hope it helps that patient!

brocasarea said...

@ arun...no dude...when i was in 8th term knwe nothing except basics...its just in 9th term tht uget an idea abt everything..good luck:)

brocasarea said...

@ mariposa...hope so..she is on tht from past 5yrs!!:)

Saranya said...

WOW...luv to hear those experiences, which I will as well encounter at some point. Hope u have lots of fun too.....good luck!!

brocasarea said...

@ saranya...yeah u will some day..good luck:)

Aparna said...

they say doctors handwriting is illegible...tht only pharmacists will be able to decipher it

your scanned pescription proves it yet again :P

its gr8 tht u r learning a lot in ur internship rounds

keep it up doc

brocasarea said...

@ aparna..i shd improve it!!..thanks for reminding tht:P