Today my doctor left the room after instructing me to remove a skin tag; sent the nurse in, went about seeing the next patient. I felt good. We have mostly seen checkups, as his patients average somewhere around 70 years old, and all of them are hypertensive and diabetic and old. I am learning geriatric medicine as well as the fine art of how to be a real family doctor - remembering jobs and children and parents and the complex tangle of interrelationships. There is much more of the psychosocial than the bio in medicine, sometimes.
Today I present on laryngomalacia and have a full clinic of my own. Then Friday is the in-training exam. Then a blessed weekend.