Healthcare Blog of Dr. Remo Aguilar

Why you should not be your parent’s (or any other relative of yours) physician

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Ugh! (photo from here)

It’s hilariously difficult to even get an IV line inserted. “Jesus, are you going to pin prick me to death?

Or get a good symptomatic history. ” I had my stomach pains and vomiting since 10:30 but I could handle it till 1:00am so you can bring me to ER” She was dehydrated by then.

They have their own diagnosis. ” I only ate small amounts of pancit…maybe its my UTI!” Maybe. But her blood sugar is also 290. With some signs of dehydration..

And their treatment : “ I’ll just lessen what I eat so as not to perk up my sugar

And discharge plans: “I’ll go home tomorrow, where are you?

They also can be your chief of clinics :”When are you going to see me? Who is my doctor, what time will he be here??“..

Ugh, well. I just resigned my job and endorsed my patient! I’d rather just be, “the Son”. Good luck doctor!

Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar co-founded #HealthXPh. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is Chief of Clinics at General Santos Medical Center and Medical Specialist II Orthopedics at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. Dr. Aguilar is a healthcare social media evangelist and writes his medical musings at The Cast & Curious (www.remomd.com).

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