Saturday 3 September 2011

***REVIEW*** Confessions of A GP by Benjamin Daniels


Dave Weinstein is angry. He is frustrated, confused, baffled, and quite frequently, very funny. He is also a general practitioner. 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. A witty insight into the life of a family doctor, this funny and moving account will change the way you look at your doctor next time you pop in with the sniffles.

I was eager to read this book as I worked as a Doctor’s Receptionist for several years; I thought it would be good to see it from the Doctors perspective.  I think I should write a book from the receptionist’s point of view, I have many a tale there.....
Well this book is very amusing!  I was sat on the train and had to stifle a few laughs.  I thought the short chapters were good because it kept each section short and interesting.
In the book there was a couple of chapters about drugs reps, I found myself nodding my head in agreement as to how persistent they were.  I remember fending off at least two a day, but I did marvel how the “pretty” ones seemed to get through.  The Doctor’s at my practice were really nice to us and used to give us the bounty from the drugs reps, we came home with loads of stationery and mugs.
Overall I found this book had a nice easy feel to it, but, it did lose points as some of the chapters seemed a little disjointed.  Would I recommend this book?  Yes, because I do think the stories are fun and entertaining.
Cover 2/5 - This wasn’t that eye catching and certainly didn’t jump out at me.
Story 3.5/5 – Overall I did enjoy it, but it didn’t blow me away.


Dani Cotton said...

Sounds like a nice easy read!! Perhaps I shall have a mooch sometime :) xx

Evangeline said...

This seems like a fun read. I always like reading this type of real life funny stories.

Dr. Extreem said...

I am a doctor and I found it very interesting. I will say fun read for all medicos.

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