Dr Fog's tips for surviving general practice: No.2 - Play the long game

As GPs, we have at least one built-in advantage over our non-GP specialist colleagues. 

Sure, as a group we are universally acknowledged to be better looking than specialists.

We are smarter, taller and sexually more robust than they are. This is all proven by scientists, but this is not the issue here.

The advantage we have is that in our relationship with patients, we are here for the long run. We are here for adolescent acne, the new baby, a lifetime of asthma and whatever ever else life throws at our patient.

For the specialist, it’s a new