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Folks, What I would like to share with you today is the Hierarchy of Orthodox medicine and what each part really does. We often say go see a Doctor, but what sort?
I call it the The pyramid of Orthodox medicine So here we go and I will add some comments as we go through.
We have all gone to GP's - General Practitioners the are really the triage stage in the whole system - the M.A.S.H. unit. They are there to pick up on the serious stuff and channel you through to an appropriate specialist or surgeon for further diagnosis and treatment. Often expected to be a one stop shop and having to cover a huge range of health conditions.
They are confronted daily with a barrage of chronic health conditions and people who load all of their expectations onto the Doctor and want to come out of the consult room with a script in their hand (not one for more exercise or eating healthier mind you)
They are there to treat the simple stuff plus sort out the cancer - diabetes - heart disease and channel you through to the right specialists. It is an incredibly demanding role.
Good GP's are vital in a well functioning medical system.
The next step up from GP's often defined by being hard to get an appointment with and their fees being large plus being the experts in their field.
Some cross over with surgeons here. The trouble with being a specialist is you are a specialist and generally if you are a chronic disease sufferer your complaints may not neatly match the medical field of specialty so you may need to see more than one.