Fillers A memorable patient

Addressing men's health issues

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7264.800 (Published 30 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:800
  1. Alexander Williams, general practitioner
  1. Exeter

    I used to think it was a cheek. Surely my free time was my own? I enjoy playing squash, but as the other members discovered that I was a GP, I would be asked by more and more of them about health related issues. In reality they had accepted me as a member of the club and asked my advice as they would the carpet fitter, builder, or plumber.

    When one of my own patients casually mentioned to me that he had been bleeding from the back passage, I suggested that he should come and see me in the surgery. A couple of weeks later he appeared on my booking sheet for the morning surgery, but he …

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