5 patient statements GPs love hearing

'Mine's just a quick one for you today' ... and other classics

These are five patient statements that GPs just love hearing, writes Dr Elizabeth Oliver (aka That Lady Doctor).

Waiting room

1. "Mine's just a quick one for you today."

Once someone was right about that. It was amazing.

2. "Also, I'm having this crushing chest pain and a sense of impending doom."

Words spoken at the end of a 30-minute consult about travel vaccinations and the gut microbiome.

3. "I need a referral for a blood test.